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Pokken Tournament Apparently Has Strict Development Guidelines

by Damian Seeto


Bandai Namco has now revealed that The Pokemon Company has some strict guidelines for them to follow while developing Pokken Tournament.

Korean website, inven, recently interviewed Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada on various topics. Harada got to talk more about the interesting Pokemon fighting game announced earlier this year called Pokken Tournament.

Harada said that The Pokemon Company has “really strict guidelines” for their games. He was scared at first on what they would prevent him from doing for Pokken Tournament.

Harada did say he was surprised The Pokemon Company weren’t as strict as he thought, but they are still looking over him like a hawk during Pokken Tournament’s development. He said the Pokemon franchise has a large children fanbase so they have to careful to “obey a lot of rules” because of this. He could be referring to the fact that they cannot make the game too violent.

He went on to say that Bandai Namco sent 20 ideas over to The Pokemon Company for Pokken Tournament. They allowed their ideas to go through apart from one. Harada wanted the actual Pokemon trainers to be able to fight in the game too. The Pokemon Company said no on that idea. This means you won’t be seeing Ash trying to fight…

He concluded the topic of Pokken Tournament that he is open to developing a sequel for it if it becomes successful. He said there are now “over 700 different Pokemon” so there shouldn’t be a shortage for ideas on future games.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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