It’s been over two months since the Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament launched on Wii U, and almost a year since the game released in Japanese arcades. In a recent interview with Famitsu, the game’s developers stated that they have received mostly positive reactions about Pokkén from gamers in Japan and other parts of the world since launch, with only a few negative reactions. They also stated that many players have asked them to “keep raising the franchise,” which game director and producer Katsuhiro Harada took to mean that players want them to add more Pokémon to the game; he stated that players also want them to continue managing the user base and holding events.
Here’s the full translated summary:
About one month has passed since Pokken Tournament was released for Wii U. Reactions from inside and outside Japan have been mostly positive with only a few negatives.
Many of the comments from players are along the lines of “please keep raising this franchise”, which according to Harada has two meanings. The first is to add more Pokemon (which Harada laughed at), while the second one is to continue managing the user base and hold events in the long term.