Masaaki Hoshino with pro player Allister
Masaaki Hoshino with pro player Allister (Image: @ALLISTER)

While there's been a lot of uproar in recent times regarding Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Switch, on the fighting front it's all love. At the recent Pokémon World Championships last weekend, the Pokkén Tournament DX community took the opportunity to thank one of the game's team members.

As you can see in the video below, a group of competitive players presented producer Masaaki Hoshino with a notebook filled with handwritten messages, thanking him for the experiences and memories the game had given them over the years.

This is a lovely gesture, especially compared to some other competitive fighting stories that have made headlines recently.

Pokkén Tournament started out life in the arcades and received a rather late release on the Wii U in 2016. The following year it was ported across to the Switch with some extra pocket monsters.

Did you tune into the 2019 Pokémon World Championships? Are you still playing Bandai Namco's Pokémon themed fighter? Leave a comment down below.

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