Tembo The Badass Elephant is Coming at You This Summer

Game Freak and Sega have been teasing a new game reveal for a little bit now, and the odd pairing had people wondering what the Pokemon developers were up to.  Now they’ve revealed Tembo the Badass Elephant (a seriously amazing name), a 2D side-scrolling action game with some cool looking graphics that will be landing sometime this Summer.  The game is slated to hit the PS4, Xbox One, and PC…but none of the Nintendo consoles.  This seems like an odd choice given the devs’ long exclusive history with the House of Mario, but they feel there’s not enough demand on the Wii U to justify a port.  

Personally, I think that’s a little ridiculous, but hey, I’ve got all the consoles for this very reason; so I don’t miss out on anything.  Regardless of where it’s landing, the game looks quirky and a lot of fun.  The visual style and the obvious humor inherent in a game of this kind feels like a recipe for some fun, old-school feeling times.  At the very least, it should be a solid game coming from the guys at Game Freak.  

SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd and Game Freak Inc., have today announced TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT™ for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft,  PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC as a digital download on each platform. Part Commando. All Elephant. TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT is a larger than life, 2D side-scrolling action adventure from the creative geniuses behind the Pokémon games, coming in Summer 2015.

Shell City is plunged into a state of emergency after coming under attack from the devastating forces of PHANTOM, led by a mysterious masked commander. Terrifying war machines, emblazoned with skulls, tear through the city leaving a trail of destruction in their wake! As the National Army struggle to contain PHANTOM, General Krenman sees the mammoth task at hand and calls upon the only thing that stands between Shell City’s obliteration and its salvation; the peanut chompin’, villain stompin’, PHANTOM romping BADASS Elephantidae…TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT!

HRRAAANNHH!!!!!!!! (Is the last thing those PHANTOM goons will hear…)

Aided by his faithful avian companion Picolo, it’s up to TEMBO to jump, smash, punch, swing and butt stomp his way through the PHANTOM hordes as he aims to bring about the end of their tyrannical onslaught. Featuring 17 cleverly designed 2D side-scrolling levels, a whole host of deadly enemies and unique comic book style art, TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT is the heaviest action adventure of the year…weighing in at about seven and a half tons of fun.

“We’re delighted to be working with Game Freak to bring this heavyweight adventure to an audience we feel it will have relephants to,” said John Clark, the Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe. “It’s a trunkful of fun and we think gamers are going to love it. Hopefully more than my rubbish elephant puns. ”

TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT being developed by Game Freak Inc. and distributed by SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd and is due to launch in Summer 2015 as a digital download for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC.

What do you guys think of this new game?  Will you be downloading it in the Summer?