The reveal of Pokémon Sword and Defend for the Nintendo Swap additionally marks 23 years because the launch of Pink and Inexperienced on the Sport Boy in Japan.
One firm that is been alongside for the trip because the very starting is Sport Freak. With out it, who is aware of if the pocket monster franchise would have lasted for thus lengthy, or grown into the worldwide phenomenon that it’s in the present day. In celebration of this special day, Sport Freak took to social media (through Fb), to share a photograph of congratulatory flowers it acquired from The Pokémon Firm.
NintendoSoup additionally translated Sport Freak’s message of thanks included within the submit:
In the present day, February 27, 2019, marks 23 years since February 27, 1996, the day Pokemon Pink and Inexperienced launched in Japan.
We as an organization are deeply moved by this present day, and are humbled by everybody’s help. We actually thanks in your help.
Sport Freak will proceed to make fulfilling video games which might be enjoyable for everybody. Please prolong your biggest help to us!
When you missed it, Sport Freak director, Junichi Masuda, hopped on Twitter to thank everybody for his or her continued help over time. This was the tweet he shared, as translated by Supply Gaming’s Nick Mosier:
23 years in the past in the present day, on February 27th 1996, Pokemon was born. Since then, it is expanded to manga, anime, all types of merchandise, and even went worldwide. Everybody’s help made a day like in the present day doable and I am nothing however grateful. Thanks in your continued help! https://t.co/nFN2AL2xgb— Nick Mosier (@N_Mosier) February 27, 2019
Congratulations to Sport Freak and everybody else concerned for making Pokémon so successful!