A couple of days ago, we informed you about the release of a free fan-made Metroid 2 Remake, Project AM2R. As we said, it was pretty obvious that Nintendo would try to take it down (once the company became aware of its existence). And it appears we were right.
As Nintendo claimed in a statement provided to IGN:
“Nintendo’s broad library of characters, products, and brands are enjoyed by people around the world, and we appreciate the passion of our fans. 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.”
Thankfully – and contrary to other fan-made projects – Project AM2R has already been finished and can be found on the Internet. And while the official download links are not working, PC gamers can find a torrent in order to download it (we won’t obviously share any links to that torrent).
In case you weren’t aware of, Project AM2R takes elements from newer Metroid titles: the fast paced gameplay of Metroid: Zero Mission, the atmosphere and solitude of Super Metroid. This project also features new game mechanics, a map system, updated graphics and a high quality soundtrack.