Grandmaster Trunk! SEGA and Game Freak announce TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT
San Francisco & London – March 11, 2015
GRANDMASTER TRUNK! SEGA AND GAME FREAK ANNOUNCE TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT
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 systemand 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 struggles to contain PHANTOM, General Krenmansees 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 buttstomp 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 is being developed by Game Freak Inc. and distributed by SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd andis due to launch in Summer 2015 as a digital download for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC. For more information log on to www.sega.com.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.: SEGA® Europe, Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s website is located at www.sega.com
About SEGA® of America, Inc.: SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s website is located at www.sega.com