‘Pokémon With Guns’ Developer Receives Death Threats Amid AI Accusations (Gizmodo)

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    ‘Pokémon With Guns’ Developer Receives Death Threats Amid AI Accusations – By Maxwell Zeff (Gizmodo) / Jan 22, 2024

    If you develop a game that closely resembles Pokémon, be ready to feel the wrath of its diehard fans.

    The makers of Palword, a new video game launched this weekend that many are calling “Pokémon with guns,” received death threats due to the close resemblance the game shares to the beloved Nintendo video game. Pokémon diehards took to X to express their frustration with Pocketpair’s new game, which sold five million copies across PC and Xbox in just a few days, according to the Palworld official X account.

    “Currently, we are receiving slanderous comments against our artists, and we are seeing tweets that appear to be death threats,” said Pocketpair CEO Takuro Mizobe in a tweet on Monday. “I would appreciate it if you would refrain from slandering the artists involved in Palworld.”

    Gamers have called out some convincing similarities between Palworld and Pokémon. Palworld’s Grintale looks an awful lot like Pokémon’s Galarian Meowth. Another Palworld design looks strikingly similar to Lucario, and one shares a resemblance to Lilligant.

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