August 29th, 2018, 20:56 Posted By: wraggster
Nintendo's clampdown on the illegal use of its games, assets and IP continues with the removal of Pokémon Essentials.
Eurogamer reports the software - which was an add-on for RPG Maker that granted access to the various sprites, environments and even mechanics of the popular monster catching series - has been removed from various websites that hosted it.
A post on the PokéCommunity forums also reveals that the Essentials wikia, a repository filled with information on how to use the fan game dev kit, has also been taken down "due to a copyright claim by Nintendo of America."
"We will not allow Pokémon Essentials or any of its assets to be hosted or distributed on PokéCommunity," moderator Marin posted. "This includes derivatives such as Essentials GS or Essentials DS. We sincerely apologise that we have to do this, but there is no going around it."
Of course, this hasn't completely cut off Pokémon fan game makers, as the post adds: "Mods such as the BW2 Mod which don't feature itself Essentials, are still fine, though."
Marin requested that Pokémon fans not "freak out about the claim", adding there's "no reason to get angry with Nintendo or anyone else involved" - although, inevitably, the move has prompted ire from Pokémon fans and the dev kit's users, pointing out the asset pack was free and its creators were not profiting from it.
Nonetheless, it's in keeping with Nintendo's current crackdown on misuse of its IP. Last month, the platform holder filed a lawsuit against two popular emulation sites, which prompted one to be shut down and the other to remove all Nintendo titles from its library.
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