With Pokémon X and Y just hours away from release, many gamers are eager to play the series’ first 3DS entries. Unfortunately, not everyone is feeling the same level of excitement. PETA, an outspoken opponent of Ash Ketchum and his fellow trainers, has released a new flash game entitled Pokémon Red, White and Blue. The flash game enlists familiar pocket monsters with teaching players the virtues of being vegan. The game compares the practice of capturing the fictional creatures to animal cruelty. Nintendo has yet to issue a statement regarding the flash game.
This is not the first time PETA has attacked the Pokémon franchise. The group also released a previous Flash game to coincide with the release of Pokémon Black and White. This past March, they also decried Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for allowing players to partake in whaling.
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