Pokemon Dev's Xbox One/PS4/PC Elephant Game Gets Release Date

Tembo the Badass Elephant stampedes to consoles and PC later this month.


Tembo the Badass Elephant, a 2D sidescrolling game from Sega and Pokemon developer Game Freak, now has a release date. Sega announced today that the game, in which you play as a "peanut chompin', villain stompin'" elephant named Tembo, will launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on July 21.

The game will sell for $15 across all platforms, but you'll have a chance to get it for less. Steam users who preorder before July 21 will save 10 percent, while Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus members can enjoy a similar 10 percent "launch discount," though the parameters of this deal are unclear.

We've followed up with Sega to find out.

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Tembo the Badbass Elephant features 18 levels, each replete with tongue-in-cheek humor and references to '80s action movies. "It's seven-and-a-half tons of fun," Sega said in a press release.

"We don't think there's a single game out there with a better name and hope that consumers will stampede the digital marketplaces in order to get their hands on this mammoth adventure," Sega executive John Clark said in a statement.

For a closer look at Tembo the Badass Elephant, check out some images in the gallery below.

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