The controversy surrounding the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield has taken a hilarious turn, as some fans have created a petition for U.S. President Trump to take action against Game Freak, the game's developer. A fan going by the name of "C.R." created a petition titled: "President Trump, stop the sales of Pokemon Sword and Shield," attempting to rally the troops in order to bring Game Freak to justice.
Over the course of a day, the petition has barely gathered over 100 signatures — coloring the appeal as more of a comedic move than a practical one. The document would need over 100,000 signatures within a month to warrant a response from the White House (which would be amazing). Nevertheless, this is just one of many examples of fans' attempts to lash out at Game Freak's alleged laziness in their development of Sword and Shield.
In the petition, formal language is used to outline the seriousness of fans' disappointment in Game Freak's game-to-come. C.R. writes, "President Trump and Congress, the newest Pokemon games by Game Freak and Nintendo are negatively impacting the market with questionable decisions. We believe if the sales of the games were to stop, it will wake up Game Freak and we'll get quality back." If an appeal the the President of the United States of America isn't enough to illustrate many fans' discontentment with the leaked information, I don't know what is.
For those unfamiliar with the debacle thus far, most of it can be summarized as Game Freak's failure to meet expectations. Firstly, many Pokémon fans were disappointed to learn that this entry's Pokédex had been significantly trimmed down — not all Pokémon will be making an appearance in the game. Secondly, people were unimpressed with the 3D models of Pokémon in the game, suspecting them to be recycled from old titles, sparking the hashtag #GameFreakLied.
Fans were promised better graphics and models created from scratch, but many are incredulous at this point. Thirdly, there is apparently not going to be a Global Trade System, or GTS, which allowed players to trade with one another if connected to WiFi. These complaints are really just the tip of the iceberg, as many other fears and discoveries have led to widespread worry.
Although it is unlikely that Trump will ever see the petition, its existence itself is downright funny; Even the smallest chance that this catches the eye of someone upstairs makes signing the thing worth it. As for Game Freak, we can only hope for the best with their upcoming title's release right on the horizon.