Pokémon Uranium will continue to receive support despite being taken down

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You may not have heard, but recently, a fan made title called Pokémon Uranium made its way on to the internet. Here’s the premise and trailer in case you missed it…

Pokemon Uranium is a fan-made Pokemon RPG that has been in development for over 9 years. Set in the tropical Tandor region, the player will encounter more than 150 all-new species of Pokemon in their quest to collect all 8 Gym Badges and triumph over the Tandor League. Along the way, the player must battle against a sinister threat that’s causing Nuclear Meltdowns, and will encounter an all-new type of Pokemon: the Nuclear type.

Looks epic, right? Uranium is sure to fill the Pokémon void for a while – at least until November, when Sun and Moon launches on the 3DS.

You know what’s the best part? It’s completely free, and available for download over on the official website! Or at least it was, before Nintendo demanded it get taken down.

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.

Holy moly, 1.5 million grabbed the game? That’s quite something, especially considering that Uranium was released not even a week ago! Despite the removal, the developers have said they will continue to provide support for the game (via VG247).

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.

That’s nice of them and all, but isn’t it still kind of illegal? Do Nintendo not have the right to demand that all support for Pokémon Uranium is stopped immediately? The game is pretty straight forward copyright infringement after all. I’m no lawyer though, so I really have no idea what the standard protocol is for a case like this.

Regardless, Pokémon Uranium is out on the Internet, and having it removed entirely is nigh impossible by now. Did you download it before it was removed? I know a, ahem, friend of a friend who’d be interested in playing it perhaps.

Last Updated: August 16, 2016

Matthew Figueira

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