A fan-made Pokemon project set to be released soon has apparently been shut down at the request of Nintendo’s legal team, creator Adam Vierra has said.
Unlike fan-made Pokemon game Pokemon Uranium, Pokemon Prism was a ROM hack instead of a fully original game. However, it was shut down nonetheless, according to messages that Vierra has posted on Twitter and Facebook. The website for the game has been reduced to a simple message detailing what happened to the project, and linking to a PDF file that shows the takedown request from Nintendo’s lawyers.
Although Vierra lives in the United States, the legal notice references Australian law, which raises some questions about its authenticity. However, Vierra claims this is because the website’s host is located in Australia.
On Twitter, Vierra apologized to fans and thanked them for his support, also accepting the blame for the situation. “I’m also responsible for this situation,” he wrote. “Trailer shouldn’t have been made & I shouldn’t have been such a perfectionist and finish it sooner.”
He also pledged to do “more research into this situation,” perhaps indicating he doesn’t plan to abandon Prism entirely. But for now, it doesn’t look like the game, which was reportedly in the works for over eight years, will be able to come to fruition.
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