Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada Wants To Make A Sequel to Pokken
Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada hinted at the possibility of Pokken making a return after an exchange with a fan on Twitter.
Tekken series director, Katsuhira Harada has shown interest in the possibility of a sequel to Pokken Tournament following a brief Twitter exchange with a fan. Prompted by a fan thanking him for his work on the Pokemon fighting spinoff, Harada Tweeted, “POKKÉN!! By the way, how do you enter ” É ” from your iPhone?” Naturally, this attracted a deluge of Pokken fans, thirsty to know more about his attachment to the game.
One fan asked him if he considered Pokken a one-off or if he wanted to make a sequel. In line with his brand of online transparency, his response put the ball back in the Pokemon Company’s court.
We have a good relationship with Nintendo and Pokemon Co., Ltd., and POKKÉN has had a great response, so I would like to make it again.
But it’s not what we decide, it’s what they decide.https://t.co/U8mzxSpWsv
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) January 24, 2021
Since its release in 2016, Pokken Tournament and its subsequent port to the Switch in 2017, Pokken DX, the game has sold over two million copies according to vgsales.com. As far as Pokemon spinoffs go, this puts it almost right in the middle in terms of sales figures. The Pokemon Company has made it clear that they have a few surprises in store for the beloved franchise’s 25th anniversary. Since it’s going on three years since the last DLC character for the game came out, it could be the right time for a new Pokken game to freshen up the Switch’s lineup.
That said, the Pokemon Company certainly seems to have its hands full this year, with Pokemon Snap this spring and the heavily rumored Diamond and Pearl Remakes. Since its announcement and reveal last year, Pokemon fans are also anticipating news on Pokemon Unite, Tencent’s upcoming mobile MOBA.