Only after a month since the official release of “Pokemon GO,” an augmented reality game, which has captured the mobile gaming world by storm, a new “Pokemon” RPG game started to make waves in the global gaming community.
This was certainly good news for fans of the “Pokemon” franchise who now can’t seem to get enough of Pikachu, Charizard and Mewtwo.
As the saying goes, “the more, the merrier,” as gamers now have a wider array of choices as to the kind of “Pokemon” game they would like to play.
However, the bad news is that the fan-made “Pokemon Uranium,” which has already reached 1.5 million downloads, has been voluntarily taken down by its creators, according to Game Spot.
The creators of the new “Pokemon” RPG game, which seemed to be catching up on the popularity of “Pokemon GO,” explained in a statement that they were not personally contacted by Nintendo lawyers and that they were taking down the game out of respect for the rights of “Pokemon’s” original creators.
“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,” the creator’s statement read.
“While we have not personally been contacted, it’s clear what their wishes are, and we respect those wishes deeply,” the statement added.
Furthermore, the creators of “Pokemon Uranium” stressed that they would no longer be providing links of the fan-made game on their website, as they cautioned gamers to be mindful of downloading the game from unofficial sources.
“We are blown away by the response this game has received, and we thank you all so much for your outstanding support,” the statement concluded, as the new “Pokemon” RPG game, which gained a huge following after the release of “Pokemon” GO, signed off.
In the meantime, Wired described “Pokemon Uranium” as a “terrifically ambitious project” although it noted that the game was “unofficial and unauthorized.”
The tech site noted the things which made the game a big hit: its original story, its unseen setting and lots of original “Pokemon.”
However, what made the game more exciting was that it allowed players to control a male, female or gender neutral character, and even had support for online trading and battling.
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With the success being enjoyed by “Pokemon GO,” it wouldn’t come as a surprise that other “Pokemon” inspired RPG games will be surfacing online.
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