Game Freak’s Tembo the Badass Elephant Launches on July 21 for PC, PS4, and XB1

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Game Freak and Sega have announced the release date for Tembo the Badass Elephant.

The upcoming platforming action game is launching across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam) on July 21st. The game will cost $14.99 / £9.99 / €12.99, respectively.

If you pre-order the game on Steam, you’ll get it at a 10% discount, while Xbox Live Gold and Playstation Plus members will receive a 10 percent discount at launch.

Here’s a brief synopsis for those in need of a refresher, via Sega:

Shell City is plunged into a state of emergency after coming under attack from the devastating forces of Phantom. 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! 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 18 cleverly designed 2D side-scrolling levels, a whole host of deadly enemies and a 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.

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Brandon Orselli


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