Pokémon Uranium released only just over a week ago, but it’s already been taken down by Nintendo after lawyers representing Nintendo of America filed several takedown notices against it.
After Nintendo’s wishes were made clear, the download links were pulled from the creators’ site.
Despite the fact that the fans who created the game are probably really bummed out right now, they released a statement explaining the situation in a calm, friendly manner. Take a look:
“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.
We have no connection to fans who reupload the game files to their own hosts, and we cannot verify that those download links are all legitimate. We advise you to be extremely cautious about downloading the game from unofficial sources.
We are blown away by the response this game has received, and we thank you all so much for your outstanding support.
We will continue to provide Pokémon Uranium-related news and updates through our official channels.
You are welcome to continue discussing and sharing content related to the game on our forums and Discord, where there is a very active community.
Thank you for reading, and let’s share the love of Pokémon!”
It’s unfair that so much effort and hard work should be dismissed in such a way. It is to be noted that the creators will continue to keep the site and forums active for now, and they are yet to receive any official communication from Nintendo directly.
However, it might not be long before Nintendo cracks down upon them and they are forced to take down their official website as well.