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Fan-Made Metroid 2 Remake Taken Down by Nintendo

Author: Kurt Hvorup
09-Aug-2016

Category: News

The fan game Another Metroid 2 Remake has been blocked from public distribution by Nintendo, via DMCA takedown notices. Nintendo stated that this move was to "protect our own characters, trademarks, and other content."

Fan-Made Metroid 2 Remake Taken Down by Ninten
Once more, a fan project inspired by Nintendo properties won't be seeing the light of day. Another Metroid 2 Remake (AM2R), a fan-made remake of the NES game Metroid II: Return of Samus, has been taken down from filesharing sites by Nintendo.  The company's official reasoning was that "the unapproved use of Nintendo’s intellectual property can weaken our ability to protect and preserve it, or to possibly use it for new projects.”

The creator of AM2R has made clear that they will continue working on the game in private and that they do not wish Nintendo any ill will.  Their statement on the affair is as follows:
"Please, don't hate Nintendo for all of this. It's their legal obligation to protect their IP.
Instead of sending hate mail, get the original M2 from the eShop. Show them that 2D adventure platformers are still a thing people want."
Nintendo has had a reputation for cracking down on fan works in recent years. For instance, a fan film called Metroid: Enemies Within was pulled from Kickstarter in 2013, after its creators received a DMCA notice from Nintendo.

Source:
http://metroid2remake.blogspot.ca/
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2016/08/08/nintendo-shuts-down-metroid-2-fan-remake-am2r
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