The Tekken dojo's Pokemon brawler is leaving Japan on the back of a Lapras and heading to various Dave & Buster's locations throughout North America.

EventHubs reports that Dave & Buster's Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Game Strategy, Kevin Bachus, revealed on Reddit that his company intends on bringing the Tekken-style Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, to its arcades. Revealed during a Reddit AMA, Bachus delivered the great news that the formerly Japanese exclusive brawler would be heading across the Pacific. While Dave & Buster's arcades usually don't feature fighting games like Tekken or Street Fighter, the masses' love for the Pokemon franchise will likely make it a hit. We just hope this opens the door for more fighting games to appear at the restaurant/arcade chain.

"We will be testing Pokken. Candidly both NAMCO and I are more optimistic about that title and our typical guests than Tekken," Bachus said.

We should note that Bachus' comments suggest that we probably won't be seeing Tekken 7 at Dave & Buster's. There is no word yet as to when we should expect Pokken Tournament at Dave & Buster's locations. There's also no word as to which locations will be getting the game. Unfortunately, Pokken Tournament has yet to be announced for any kind of home console release. Given that Bandai Namco Games developed Mario Kart GP DX for Japanese arcades, which were already sent to Dave & Buster's restaurants across North America, we shouldn't be surprised that Pokken Tournament is heading West, especially when you factor in the overwhelming popularity of the Pokemon and Tekken franchises.

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