Pokémon Uranium: Nintendo orders fan game taken down
There’s a lot of things for Pokémon fans to be excited about right now — Pokémon Go is basically taking over the world, and Pokémon Sun and Moon is about to release even more new creatures and adventures. But unfortunately, the beloved fan-made game Pokémon Uranium seems to be paying the price.
The unofficial Pokémon installment recently took down the official download links for the game from its website, sharing it was the result of the game creators receiving “multiple takedown notices from lawyers representing Nintendo of America.” The creators also claim that their game had been downloaded more than 1.5 million times prior to the official link being removed.
On its website, the team behind the fan-made game reveals that they’ve spent more than nine years building Pokémon Uranium, creating a completely new region, more than 150 new Pokémon, and a handful of new types and gyms. The game was released in its full version earlier this month on Aug. 6, and it posted the takedown notice a week later on Aug. 13.
Read the full statement from Pokémon Uranium below.