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Nintendo Shuts Down Metroid 2 Fan Remake

by | Aug 8, 2016 | VIDEO GAMES | 0 comments

Nintendo Shuts Down Metroid 2 Fan Remake

by | Aug 8, 2016 | VIDEO GAMES | 0 comments

Well like I said, it was inevitable…

From IGN

This weekend, the long in-development fan project Another Metroid 2 Remake (AM2R) was released on PC, and Nintendo is shutting it down its distribution on filesharing sites.

AM2R is a remake of Metroid II: The Return of Samus, a sequel to the popular Metroid on NES, which Nintendo released on the Game Boy back in in 1991. The fan remake, in development since 2012, adds improved sprite graphics and new gameplay in the style of Metroid Zero Mission — a remake released by Nintendo — on the Game Boy Advance.

Released on August 6, and just in time for Metroid’s 30th anniversary, filesharing sites hosting AM2R were notified to remove the game by Nintendo’s legal counsel according to Polygon.

“Nintendo’s broad library of characters, products, and brands are enjoyed by people around the world, and we appreciate the passion of our fans,” reads a statement provided to IGN by a Nintendo representative. “But just as Nintendo respects the intellectual property rights of others, we must also protect our own characters, trademarks and other content. 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.”

As of this writing the free .zip file is currently unavailable to download, but passionate fans have started a torrent up to keep the Metroid fan remake project alive.

Nintendo has shut down several fan-related projects due to copyright infringement including a browser-friendly 3D homage to the Legend of Zelda,an NES visual compendium, and a Metroid Fan film subtitled Enemies Within.


I totally can’t get with this thought process on Nintendo’s end. They should just pay the guy and release it themselves.

Pretty fucking simple.

Anyway, if you have a link to the torrent, you know where to post ’em. Also, I ‘m only a Facebook message away.


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