Game Freak is known for developing the much-loved Pokemon franchise and has remained behind the development process ever since the series’ first installments on the Game Boy. Still, this hasn’t stopped the studio from taking on other projects in the past, and now the developer has teamed up with Sega to officially unveiled its brand new game. Gamers, prepare for the imminent arrival of Tembo The Badass Elephant.
Starring a pachyderm that’s clearly been inspired by the likes of Sylvester Stalone’s Rambo, Tembo The Badass Elephant looks to be a platformer that features destructible elements and a very unique look. Appearing to base the game’s aesthetic on comic books, the carnage that Tembo unleashes upon the hapless Phantom Army looks equal parts hilarious and enjoyable. Of course, it wouldn’t be much of a side-scroller if it didn’t feature collectibles, and there an an ample amount of peanuts for the fearless, four-legged commando.
While the title itself looks like a fun and over-the-top venture, surprisingly, it will be skipping current Nintendo platforms. Instead, Tembo will be made available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC – much to the surprise of gamers that have grown to associate Game Freak with the house of Mario. Given the recent partnership between Sega and Nintendo that saw three Sonic the Hedgehog titles arrive exclusively on Wii U and 3DS, the absence of this downloadable game from the eShop is odd.
More details on the new Sega-published platformer should be arriving in the near future, but the zaniness of the reveal trailer alone is almost certainly enough to have peaked the interest of potential consumers. It’s also important to note that this project is unlikely to have interrupted the development of any future Pokemon titles, so longstanding fans of the franchise shouldn’t have any worries there.
What do you think of Game Freak and Sega teaming up to release Tembo The Badass Elephant? Are you surprised that the game isn’t coming to Nintendo platforms?
Tembo The Badass Elephant is set to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Summer 2015.