Game Freak and Sega Announce Tembo the Badass Elephant

In one of the oddest announcement of this year, Pokemon developer Game Freak are partnering with Sega to release Tembo the Badass Elephant, a 2D side scrolling where you play a commando elephant who seeks to the defend his city from the ravaging hordes of Phantom. If that doesn’t sound weird, I don’t know what does. Tembo the Badass Elephant will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC this summer and you can read the official press release and watch the launch trailer below for more fighting pachyderm details:

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 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!

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.