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Nintendo solicits Pokémon Uranium creators to takedown download links

Nintendo of America takes action against the fangame Pokémon Uranium.

After 9 years of hard work, the creators of Pokémon Uranium finally have a product to showcase to the public. However, Nintendo doesn’t seem to approve of this fangame.

The fangame, which was released last week, has garnered the attention of Nintendo and they aren’t pleased with this creation. The company has sent takedown notices to the creators of Pokémon Uranium, asking them to remove all download links to the game from their site.

The creators, however, instead of being at the demand, has respectively acknowledged Nintendo’s stance on the matter. In a public statement by the creators, they say:

“After receiving more than 1,500,000 downloads of our game, we have been notified of multiple takedown notices from lawyers representing Nintendo of America. While we have not personally been contacted, it’s clear what their wishes are, and we respect those wishes deeply. Therefore, we will no longer provide official download links for the game through our website.”

Furthermore, the official Twitter account for Pokémon Uranium sent out this tweet on the matter:

Pokémon Uranium was started in 2008 by fellow PokéCommunity user ~JV~ and takes place in the Tandor region. Split into two regions – West Tandor and East Tandor – the fangame showcases over a hundred new Pokémon where players progress through the game through typical Pokémon fashion by challenging and defeating the 8 gyms in the region. You take on the role of a 13-year-old kid from Moki Town who, after an unfortunate death of your mother from an accident at a nuclear power plant, must live with your aunt while your father travels the region. When your aunt can no longer support you, you do what most kids your age do and take up Pokémon training in order to make a living for yourself.

If you were one of the lucky few who was able to download the fangame, let us know in the comments what you think of it! Should Nintendo have been able to ask the creators of Pokémon Uranium to cease with their game? Or should the game be allowed to exist?

Related links:
Pokémon Uranium website
~JV~’s PokéCommunity Pokémon Uranium page

Edited by bobandbill, gimmepie, and Jess.