With big video game releases comes big company promotions. Pokemon Sword and Shield has officially launched for Nintendo Switch, and corporations are taking to Twitter to congratulate, promote, and celebrate the games launch. Check out some of the most creative company Tweets below.
First up, is the DOOM Twitter account run by Bethesda Game Studios. This one is a more subtle Pokemon nod. The tweet features a gif of a DOOM enemies eye being torn out with the caption "eye choose you", clearly referencing "I choose you" (the catchphrase from the Pokemon anime).
eye choose you pic.twitter.com/78R4hj13ri— DOOM (@DOOM) November 15, 2019
Next, we have the the Arby's restaurant chain. The companies Twitter account has been known to create fun cardboard creations to celebrate video game launches (although in this case, it's more like 'lunches"). Sobble, Scorbunny, and Grookey look excellent!
We’re going with Scorbunny. Who’s your starter? pic.twitter.com/4V0ZgoiJUB— Arby's (@Arbys) November 15, 2019
Hulu spreads their love of Grookey with the hashtag #GrookeyGang. The only big streaming service currently available on Nintendo Switch is Hulu, so it's nice of them to promote Nintendo's latest big release.
This one is a fun one, as the official Pokemon Twitter account actually gets involved. Atlus U.S.A. posted a screenshot of Persona 5 with Morgana saying "I'm not a Pokémon." The caption for the Tweet wishes for a happy Sword and Shield release day, and jokingly states "Morgana, I choose you!" The Pokemon Company responded to the Tweet, making sure to clarify that Morgana is indeed NOT a Pokémon.
Yo, champ in making! We’re excited to explore the Galar region with Grookey in #PokemonSwordShield. This little one knows sticks are all the rage, so of course it’s the perfect starter @Pokemon for Trainer Drumstick.#GrookeyGang report in⬇️ pic.twitter.com/NzIRS6yEdD— D R U M S T I C K (@Drumstick) November 15, 2019
This post will be updated as more companies begin celebrating the launch of Pokemon Sword & Shield.