Posted by IGN on Saturday, February 10, 2020 07:13:26 The livestreaming service Twitch Plays Pokemon has been live for over a week, but its not the first time the company has streamed a Pokemon game.
The company’s first Pokemon game, the Pokémon Red/Blue: XY anime, was streamed live by the company last summer, and the Pokemon Trading Card Game was streamed this past September.
While it was streamed on YouTube, it didn’t include gameplay or even the game’s intro.
Instead, a series of trailers played to the audience as they watched the footage of the game.
A Twitch spokesperson said the company was watching the Pokémon livestream for a variety of reasons, but they were trying to “give people the most relevant information to the game they’re watching, which is important when you’re a new player.”
Pokemon is one of the most successful series of video games in history, having sold over 1.6 billion copies worldwide, according to the Pokémon Company.
Pokemon has also received several other anime adaptations, including a live-action movie.