Pikachu and Friends Are Japan’s Mascots For World Cup 2014

Japan has Pikachu and Friends as their official mascots for the 2014 World Cup.
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Who knew that video games would finally be represented by a country in the World Cup? Certainly not me but yes it’s true. For the first time a video game character will be used as an official mascot. Japan’s Blue Samurai have chosen Pikachu and ten other characters as their official mascots for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Pikachu is the official mascot for Japan along with Bulbasaur, Charmander, Chespin, Delphox, Froakie, Helioptile, Litleo, Meowth, Pancham, and Squirtle.

Poor Hello Kitty…

The Japan Football team’s official uniform designer, Adidas, had announced its partnership with Nintendo this week. Nintendo is also having a special promotion that can get you a free copy of Pokémon X or PokémonY. Customers who register a 2DS, 3DS or 3DS XL system and a qualifying game on Club Nintendo will be able to download a free copy of either game. The promotion is running until March 31st.

How awesome is this?

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Venisia Gonzalez
Venisia is a public relations professional, video game industry contractor, published author, freelance entertainment journalist, copy editor, a co-organizer of the Latinx Games Festival, and a member of the Latinx in Gaming and the Puerto Rico Game Developers (PRGD) community. Her passion is video games. She loves the adrenaline rush from a multiplayer match and understands the frustrations of a brand-new raid. Venisia finds immense value in gaming especially in the realm of mental health.