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Nintendo fan projects Pokémon Uranium and AM2R quietly pulled from The Game Awards


The Game Awards quietly pulled two Nintendo fan projects from its nominations list, prompting questions about Nintendo’s influence over the event.

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The Game Awards is set for 1st December.

When the nominations for The Game Awards were announced, Pokmon Uranium and Project AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) were listed alongside Brutal Doom 64 and Enderal: The Shards of Order in the “Best Fan Creation” category.

However, over the weekend, both Pokmon Uranium and Project AM2R were removed from the nominations, sparking speculation that Nintendo of America had a word with the event’s creator, Geoff Keighley.

Nintendo of America has a difficult relationship with those who seek to create fan projects based on its games. Back in August, Pokmon Uranium was pulled offline after hitting a whopping 1.5m downloads. Why? Its creators wanted to pre-empt a messy legal challenge with Nintendo’s lawyers.