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Metroid II Remake Shut Down After DMCA Copyright Claim

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Project AMR2, the fan project to remake Nintendo's Metroid II game came to a halt on Monday after the project's site and the Metroid Database fan site received DMCA notices from a legal firm representing Nintendo of America. Project AMR2 and the Metroid Database were hosting the remake. The game was released this week and you can watch a playthrough below.

Nintendo issued a statement to the gaming news website Polygon about its request:

Nintendo's broad library of characters, products, and brands are enjoyed by people around the world, and we appreciate the passion of our fans. But just as Nintendo respects the intellectual property rights of others, we must also protect our own characters, trademarks and other content. The unapproved use of Nintendo's intellectual property can weaken our ability to protect and preserve it, or to possibly use it for new projects.

The creators behind the project plan to continue privately fixing bugs in AMR2 and release corrections.

Nintendo previously shut down Mike McGee and Scott Lininger's The Legend of Zelda 3D browser game in April. The Patreon for Alvin-Earthworm's Super Mario Bros. Z fan-animation was also closed by Nintendo in February.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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