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Pokemon Fighting Game Pokken Tournament Not Likely for 3DS, Here's Why

"Programmer does not need technology. Programmer needs budget."


If you were hoping that the upcoming Pokken Tournament would eventually release on the 3DS, then you better sit down. It's not very likely that the Pokemon fighting game will be making its way to Nintendo's handheld.

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GameSpot interviewed Katsuhiro Harada and Masaaki Hoshino about Pokken Tournament and asked if there were any considerations of bringing the game to 3DS.

"It's definitely a challenge to get it on the Wii U with what we're doing right now," Hoshino said. "And it definitely would be a challenge to have the same graphical experience on the 3DS."

Harada said that it's less about technology and more about needing the money to do it.

"Programmer does not need technology. Programmer needs budget," added Harada, laughing.

Pokken Tournament makes it way to the Wii U on March 18.

One game making the leap from Wii U to 3DS is Hyrule Warriors in the form of Hyrule Warriors Legends, which releases for Nintendo's handheld in March.

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