Pokémon Uranium taken down due to copyright issues

Pokémon Uranium taken down due to copyright issues

- Pokémon Uranium is a fan-made game recently launched on August 6

- It was subsequently taken down by developers after notices were sent by Nintendo of America

- Developers of the fan-made game said they respect the wishes of the Nintendo of America

Pokémon Uranium taken down due to copyright issues

Pokemon uranium (Photo credit: Youtube.com)

Pokémon Uranium, a fan-made Pokémon game was launched last week but only got to stay mainstream for a couple of days after Nintendo lawyers sent the creators take down notices.

The game was unlicensed and has been developed for a span of nine years. It has also been downloaded for about 1.5 million times.

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The development team said that they opted to take out the download links found on their official page because of the notices that they received from the legal counsels of Nintendo of America. They said that multiple notices were sent to them.

Pokémon Uranium taken down due to copyright issues

Pokemon uranium (Photo credit: Youtube.com)

Developers of the fan-made game posted a statement on their website, saying that although they were not personally contacted by Nintendo of America, the wish of said company is very clear and they tend to respect it.

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Along with their desire to show Nintendo of America their respect, they also warned people from downloading the game if the sources are unofficial. They said that they cannot guarantee the reliability of the links, hence caution must be taken.

They also mentioned that they don’t have any connection to those fans who would be reuploading the game.

It was just on August 6 that the said game was launched. It created 150 new Pokémons that would be captured and trained. Those familiar with the game will recognize the Tandor region, where the developers set the adventure.

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In this region, many Pokémons were exposed to radiation which caused their mutation. Players will be battling them and their goal is to stop them.

Pokémon Uranium is just one of those fan-made games that were taken down because of copyright issues from the original creators.  – SD, Kami Media

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