News Nintendo Responds to PETA's Pokémon Game
posted on 2012-10-19 23:31 EDT
Video game conglomerate Nintendo responded to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s Pokemon parody game with an official statement on Thursday. The company stated in an official press release, “Nintendo and the Pokémon Company take the inappropriate use of our products and intellectual property seriously.”
The PETA browser game Pokémon Black & Blue launched on October 1 with the following tagline: "For generations, Pokémon have suffered at the hands of their cruel trainers. Help PETA free Pikachu and his Pokémon friends as they struggle for Pokémon liberation!"
PETA launched a similar campaign with Nintendo character Mario in their "Mario Kills Tanooki" game last year. Nintendo responded to campaign followed by PETA's official statement that the game was "tongue-in-cheek".
Available Now: Junji Ito Collection - Toji no Miko ~ Katana Maidens ― Welcome to Anime News Network's Winter 2018 Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: our team of critics write up their impressions instantly, to be posted here as they go along. Each critic will cover as many shows as they ca...