Fan-project Pokemon Uranium has finally seen a release after nine years of development within the RPG Maker XP.
The unfortunate news to their massive achievement to making a completely new game within the monster-battling RPG series is that they’ve been notified of repeated take down notices for the project.
Now, the team has obliged by removing all download links to the game, despite having the project downloaded over 1.5 million times. While the team wasn’t contacted by Nintendo directly, they’re not taking any chances.
Here’s the entire statement from the team:
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!
You can’t download Pokemon Uranium, but the 1.5 million people who did will still receive updates and support
Although those who downloaded the game before it was pulled may opt to share Pokemon Uranium, the development team warned potential players to be “extremely cautious” about downloaing the game from non-official sources – you never know what might have been packaged up to infect your system.
That said, Pokemon Uranium is not dead, and if you did download it (or risk grabbing it externally), you’ll benefit from continued support.
“The Online Features, GTS, Wondertrade, Mystery Gift, and Online Lobby are all still functional. We will continue to release patches and game updates,” a project member called Involuntary Twitch wrote.
“The only thing that has changed is that we are no longer distributing the game download on our official website.”
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