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Pokemon Sword And Shield

Pokemon Sword And Shield Leakers Are Being Pursued By The Pokemon Company

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Pokemon Sword And Shield have been released a few days ago worldwide, but information regarding the two games emerged online earlier, as several people managed to get their hands on early copies of the games, revealing the missing Pokemon and other controversial features that some fans disliked. The Pokemon Company considers the leaks as damaging to the company and has so decided to go after the leakers.

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The Pokemon Company hired lawyers from Perkins Coie, who confirmed that the leaks caused irreparable injury to the franchise and that the company is entitled to damages in an amount to be proven at trial.

Things are actually pretty far at the moment. Forbes reports that four Discord users have been identified, and forensics experts are at work to find the leakers.

The Pokemon Company, like all other big publishers, invests a lot of resources into their marketing campaign, and leaks can be damaging. They are also becoming more and more serious in dealing with them, so if you manage to get an early copy of the game, it’s better to play it in silence: seeking internet fame may ruin you.

Pokemon Sword And Shield are now available worldwide on Nintendo Switch.

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Francesco De Meo
Francesco has been writing about video games and the video games industry for almost a decade, focusing on all aspects of the industry. Having always loved handheld gaming, he joined TouchTapPlay in 2013 to cover mobile gaming and, later on, the Nintendo Switch console, which is today his most played console.