Pokemon Uranium was a fan-made Pokemon game that is so promising and it took 9 years of development before the game was published for release.
Of course, the game makes use of the popular Pokemon franchise to make their own iteration of the title and a lot of fans of the franchise have already downloaded the game.
In fact, the game garnered more than 1.5 million downloads in just a few days after the game was released.
But, it was only a matter of time before Nintendo wanted the game down. You see, the Pokemon company and Nintendo are partners and whenever an iteration of one of their games are being released, they are quick to take them down.
I think this is probably because of copyright issues and royalties. But it is really sad that the promising new fan-made Pokemon game that took 9 years of development was suddenly taken down because of this.
According to the team that was responsible for creating and releasing this game to the public, they’ve been issued multiple takedown notices from, what appeared to be, lawyers for Nintendo of America.
They didn’t disclose the exact content of those notices but they already know what Nintendo wants and they are going to respect Nintendo’s decision.
Although you have to note that Nintendo hasn’t issued an official cease and desist order for the game and neither did the company divulged official information about this matter.
Because of this, the game was taken down from their website and is now not available for download.
It is important to note that the game can be downloaded from various sources but those sources are not within the jurisdiction of the official team.
So, if you are going to download from third-party sources, you have to be careful as some people might include other unwanted things (like malware, for example).
Pokemon Uranium was a promising game because not only does it feature the 150 famous Pokemon, but new Pokemon types such as the Nuclear ones were also added to the game.
Even though it was taken down quickly, the game was still downloaded more than 1.5 million times.
That just shows you that the game has true potential and it is without a doubt that Nintendo will be concerned because of this.
Since the game has potential, it could mean that other official Pokemon game sales will suffer because of this.
For those of you who do not know, the Pokemon Sun and Moon will be released later this year and if Pokemon Uranium is going to be quite a good game, that it is possible that the Sun and Moon will have its sales dwindling upon launch.
It is sad that a fan-made game that took close to 10 years of development was taken down in just a few days after its release. Although I do have to admit that it was kind of inevitable in the first place.
Still, Pokemon Uranium had potential. Again, the game has been officially removed for download and the developers of the game caution the public not to download from outside sources.