Friday morning Nintendo held a global Pokémon Direct in which they revealed a few things to mark the 20th Anniversary of the launch of the first Pokémon game in Japan.
The company shared a brief history of the franchise on their handheld devices, and then premiered the newest iteration. The “leaked” information turned out to be correct, but that proved detrimental to many fans because it certainly spoiled the surprise from Nintendo. Aside from absolute details from the game, like new monsters and evolutions, we got virtually the same info with the name drop days ago.
The state of the gaming community has gotten a bit silly in my opinion, when it comes to certain things, and “leaking” information is right up there with game-breaking, and cheating…I feel they have no place in the community. What good does it do anyone to spoil the simple fun of getting the surprise when it’s ready to be given?! It’s akin to spoiling a movie plot, or even knowing the winner of the game before it is played.
The Direct was a little short with the main focus on the new game(s), Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The game is scheduled for release later this year, and I am sure there will be more information shared in the months leading up to its release.
If you did not have the opportunity to see the Pokémon Direct live, you can see it below:
Do you feel that the “leak” spoiled your surprise for the Direct? Will it affect your desire to get the game? What do you think will be new about this iteration?
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!