First Nintendo emulators, now one of many greatest Pokemon fan recreation websites round will get hit with a DMCA takedown

Relic Fortress, the most important Pokemon fan recreation web site round, has apparently been shut down as a result of a sudden DMCA takedown discover.

Earlier this month, the Swap emulator Yuzu was shut down following a lawsuit that was settled by its creator and Nintendo. This additionally resulted within the 3DS emulator Citra being shut down too, marking one other win for Nintendo in its quest to take away all skill to play its library of video games that it has made nearly not possible to play. And now evidently Relic Fortress, a Pokemon fan recreation web site, has additionally been shut down, although it isn’t notably clear who by at this cut-off date (thanks, Kotaku).

For those who have not heard of Relic Fortress earlier than, it was a discussion board arrange again in 2014 the place individuals may share their love for Pokemon fan video games. It was additionally widespread follow to share hyperlinks to those fan video games that individuals may obtain from third-party web sites, although Relic Fortress by no means hosted any of those video games itself, it is essential to notice. Primarily, it was only a handy place to search out any fan video games you would possibly wish to play.

Earlier this week, the official Relic Fortress Twitter account shared that the positioning has now been shut down fully as a result of a DMCA takedown discover, however the assertion offered did not say the place the discover got here from – Nintendo is clearly identified for being notably protecting over its IP, nevertheless it may very well be that it was The Pokemon Firm that filed this one particularly.

“Relic Fortress has at all times been a non-profit, ad-free, tight-knit neighborhood and we pleasure ourselves in what now we have achieved,” reads the assertion. “Members have felt at dwelling, made buddies, and even careers with us. It’s with deep remorse that I’ve to tell you that the discussion board a part of this neighborhood, which was to show 10 years previous this yr, has needed to come to an finish. With over 20,000 members and 65,000 posts, Relic Fortress was a house to many people. The Discord server is just not going wherever, and the positioning remains to be seen as an archive utilizing the Wayback Machine.”

This may not have rid the web of its plethora of fan video games, as once more these have been usually hosted elsewhere, however it can clearly make them tougher to search out. Pokemon fan video games are extremely fashionable, with numerous distinctive takes on the favored RPG sequence, and so they clearly do not damage the gross sales of the primary sequence both, making the transfer all of the extra irritating.

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