Community leaders Allister "ALLISTER" Singh and Brendan "Burnside" Hansen have recently announced Operation: Synergy - a community campaign to encourage continued developer support for the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament.
The campaign involves fans writing and sending physical letters to The Pokémon Company International. The letters will address the community's concerns regarding the Wii U version of Pokkén - specifically the lack of DLC and the latest balance patches. Every person sending a letter is asked to send their letter on a specific date, which will result in The Pokémon Company receiving a plethora of letters all at once.
Operation Rainfall: A Success Story
This is not the first time there has been a campaign like this. Operation Rainfall was a fan campaign that pushed for the localization of Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora's Tower - three Japan-exclusive titles for the Nintendo Wii. Involving letters, emails, Facebook messages, and Tweets to Nintendo of America, the campaign received support from numerous gaming and news sites. Nintendo acknowledged Operation Rainfall, commending the fans' dedication, and eventually all three titles were released in North America - making Operation Rainfall a success.
The name for Operation: Synergy has a couple meanings. Obviously, there is the reference to Pokkén's Synergy Burst mechanic, but the name goes deeper than that. Operation: Synergy will only experience success if the entire community works together - in Synergy. The plan for the campaign is for members of the community to write letters to The Pokémon Company regarding the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament. These letters will all be sent on the same day in order to make the biggest impact.
This campaign will not succeed without the help of the entire Pokkén Tournament community. Whether you are young or old, North American or Japanese or European, your passion for Pokkén Tournament is imperative for this campaign's success. The community's passion proved successful in the Evo Donation Drive, and Operation Rainfall is further proof that this campaign can be a success. For further information and to participate in Operation: Synergy directly, read the original post here.
Now, all Operation: Synergy needs is you. Even if you are unable to submit letters, you can take part by spreading the word on social media, sending messages to The Pokémon Company, and using the hashtag #OperationSynergy. Together, let's make history.
Learn more about Operation: Synergy here.
Thanks to MajoraZ for the initial proposal, Quiet for the campaign's name, ALLISTER and Burnside for making the announcement, many others for giving feedback on the initial proposal, and the entire Pokkén community for being so passionate about the game.