Pokémon Uranium Fan Game is Latest Shut Down by Nintendo
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Nintendo's latest takedown request has put an end to the fan-made Pokemon Uranium game a week after it launched, but not before 1.5 million users downloaded it. Lawyers representing Nintendo of America contacted sites hosting the game and the developers have since removed links from their official website.
"While we have not personally been contacted, it's clear what their wishes are, and we respect those wishes deeply," the developers wrote on the game's website. They also noted that they are not connected to, nor could they verify the authenticity of, any re-uploads of the game.
The PC game was a labor of love for the Pokemon franchise, taking the creators nine years to complete. The story was an homage to the Red & Blue titles where the original 150 Pokemon have mutated after exposure to radiation.
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. 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 Owen S. Good at Polygon]