Pokemon Developer Releasing Badass Elephant to PS4, Xbox One, and PC Tomorrow

Conrad Zimmerman

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Pokemon Developer Releasing Badass Elephant to PS4, Xbox One, and PC Tomorrow

Nothing pocket-sized about him.

Game Freak, best known for their work on the Pokémon franchise, is releasing something quite different from their usual fare tomorrow. Tembo the Badass Elephant is a 2D platforming game bound for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One starring a pachyderm equivalent of John Rambo.

In the game, Tembo is called into action by a former war ally to save his friend's native land from an invading army. The game will consist of eighteen levels and features a hand drawn cartoon style.

For an elephant, Tembo certainly appears to be quite nimble, as shown in the launch trailer released today. He charges through solid concrete, flips tanks, dives, and performs acrobatic maneuvers surprising of something his size.

The gameplay in the trailer looks swift for the most part, with quickly chained actions allowing for fluid level traversal, though a few scenes depict a more ponderous approach in environmental puzzles. There is also a boss that is a drone resembling a bee, which is either clever or groan-inducing.

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Either way, Tembo the Badass Elephant will be available on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, and Steam tomorrow for $14.99.

Source: YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSMWJOY5sNI]

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Neurotic Void Melody

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This...looks really good! Do they have a pricing set for it?
Also, that dance of the sugar plum fairy track could very well be Abney Park's version. Which is a plus all over!
 

Rad Party God

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If only Sega re-released their other Game Freak game in more platforms other than the Virtual Console...


 

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Huh. I always assumed that GameFreak was a 2nd party developper, like Retro and HAL. Didn't realize it was 3rd party?
 

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This, is... Really damn impressive looking.

Shit, It feels oddly retro to me, all while being smooth and modern, and the aesthetic is pretty damn awesome looking.

I'm rightly tempted to nab it.
 

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Game Freak can actually make a game that isn't Pokemon?

The more you know.

That looks pretty sweet, and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Faeries was pretty boopin' too.
 

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Xsjadoblayde said:
This...looks really good! Do they have a pricing set for it?
Also, that dance of the sugar plum fairy track could very well be Abney Park's version. Which is a plus all over!
It's mentioned in the article that it costs $15.
 

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Fiz_The_Toaster said:
Game Freak can actually make a game that isn't Pokemon?

The more you know.
They've also made HarmoKnight, as well as some game called Solitiba.
 

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DarklordKyo said:
Xsjadoblayde said:
This...looks really good! Do they have a pricing set for it?
Also, that dance of the sugar plum fairy track could very well be Abney Park's version. Which is a plus all over!
It's mentioned in the article that it costs $15.
Oh hey, they edited it. It really wasn't there before. I'm not crazy! *runs off to corner and sucks thumb while humming freebird*