Fan-Made Pokémon FPS Shot Down By Nintendo (VIDEO)
This past week saw the emergence of a particularly violent new Pokémon game. No, Game Freak’s latest effort wasn’t surprisingly edgier than expected. A fan-made Pokémon FPS game has been making waves on social media for its bloody subject matter, which sees the player able to gun down dozens of hostile Pocket Monsters – yes, even Pikachu. After footage appeared on social media, Nintendo has unsurprisingly swung its mighty ban hammer in efforts to scrub the project from the internet.
This means of “shooting ‘em all” originated from a Reddit user called Dragon_GameDev, who pursued the Pokémon FPS to test their ability to make a game in only 30 days. The unnamed Poke-shooter is said to have been self-coded in Unreal Engine and utilized “a boat-load of assets,” most notably several critter models and animations from Nintendo 3DS title Pokémon Sun & Moon. Work on the FPS was envisioned as the first of multiple monthly projects that would be followed up with a corresponding behind-the-scenes video.
Only days after the first emerging on Twitter and YouTube, footage has quickly begun disappearing from platforms, suggesting Nintendo has issued one of its infamous mass takedown notices for the Pokémon FPS. Not only is gameplay being shut down, but also Dragon_GameDev’s video breaking down the behind-the-scenes of the project. The Pokemon FPS’ appearance on Reddit (seen above) is currently the only original source left available for viewing.
With just days remaining until the release of Pokémon Legends Arceus, it’s understandable that Nintendo might be a bit ban-happy with regards to one of its lucrative franchises. This might be especially true for the Pokémon FPS, as it shows players murdering the company’s star creatures. Of course, Nintendo has notoriously proven itself adverse to most, if not all, fan-created games over the years, whether it be Pokémon, Super Mario, or any other franchise under its umbrella.
What do you think? Did you enjoy the Pokémon FPS for what it was, or did you find it a bit too brutal for the family-friendly franchise? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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