A fan made tribute title to one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises is no more thanks to a take-down notice from the gaming giant themselves. The team behind Pokémon Uranium have announced that they will now no longer be supporting their much-anticipated game, nor will they make their current build available online at all.
Yesterday, the following statement was uploaded on Pokemon Uranium’s Twitter account.
We will no longer be providing updates or support for Pokémon Uranium.
Thank you all for playing. pic.twitter.com/tumjOEMVDe
— Pokémon Uranium (@PokemonUranium) September 21, 2016
They explain how the team had an “incredible adventure” making Pokémon Uranium and will “no longer be offering game downloads, updates, online services or support for the game in any way.
Pokemon Uranium started development back in 2007 and took over 9 years to complete, over that time the team made more than 150 original Pokémon, created a new region to explore and added new features like a Pokémon speech translator. The game was released on the 6th August and was downloaded over 1.5 million times before the creators received a take-down notice from Nintendo.
While the game cannot be downloaded from the creator’s website, it is still possible to find the game available elsewhere.