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Nintendo shuts down Metroid 2 remake AM2R

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 11:57 GMT
Nintendo shuts down Metroid 2 remake AM2R
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 11:57 GMT

The developer behind Another Metroid 2 Remake, or AM2R, has announced that he will cease development of the game after receiving a DMCA notice received from Nintendo.


In the short announcement developer Miltion "DoctorM64" Guasti stated he had received a DMCA notice from Nintendo ordering him and his team to cease development.

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Last week marked the 30th anniversary of the Metroid franchise. The first Metroid game released in August of 1986.

While Nintendo itself did nothing to commemorate the occasion, software developer Miltion "DoctorM64" Guasti released a remake of the popular game Metroid 2.

The remake, which Guasti calls Another Metroid 2 Remake, or AM2R, has been built from the ground up.

Unlike the original monochrome game, the remake features color graphics that fit the Metroid franchise. The art style of the game can be compared with Metroid: Zero Mission that released for the Game Boy Advance back in 2004.

Guasti first announced his project in 2008 and has worked on the game ever since. The developer notes because it respects Nintendo's rights over the Metroid franchise, the remake of the game had been released free of charge.

Regardless of the game being released for free Nintendo ordered the developer to cease development, most likely because of the use of the Metroid name in the game's title.

In a Reddit post a team member notes that the team will focus on a new project, though the user did not give further details.
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.
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