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Fans Come Together To Create The Original Unofficial Pokémon Uranium

by Kyle Hilliard on Aug 10, 2016 at 02:26 PM

A massive fan created, unofficial Pokémon released today called Pokémon Uranium.

According to the game's website, the game has been in development by a small team for nine years, features 150 original Pokémon, and “ aims to recapture the classic Pokémon experience along with some added twists.” You can check out a trailer for the game, below and find a link to download the game on its website.

There is a new official Pokémon game on the way in November with Pokémon Sun & Moon. To read the latest updates on those games, head here.

[Source: Pokémon Uranium]


Our Take
This is an interesting and impressive project, but one that will likely attract Nintendo's ire, much like the recent fan remake of Metroid II. This is a slightly different scenario as this creation features original content but uses the Pokémon name, where the Metroid game was a full remake. It's a tough position for Nintendo to be in because it is fully within its rights to protect its brands and should be making sure people are not using its franchise's inappropriately, but ultimately it is shooting down the projects and work of some of its biggest fans which isn't great for anyone who is involved. We will be keeping an eye on this project to see how things play out.