Nintendo comes after Pokemon Palworld mod

The mod which brought Pokemon characters to Palworld is actively being scrubbed from the internet by Nintendo.

Previously, we covered the mod which was being kept under wraps by its developer, but shortly after our X (formerly Twitter) was flagged for a DMCA violation due to the thumbnail we used.

We received an email shortly after with information about a DMCA request and can confirm that it was sent on behalf of Nintendo. The creator tweeted out “Nintendo has come for me”, alluding to Nintendo’s relentless legal challenges against mods, fangames, and other creative works.

Palworld Nintendo Email

Palworld has come under attack by critics and competitors, but criticisms such as Pocketpair using AI to develop the game are thus far lacking in evidence, with critics relying on taking comments out of context and death threats to try and make their point.

One user pointed out that ironically, if Palworld really was plagiarizing Pokemon, then it’s surprising that the game is still up when the company is so eager to stamp out this mod.

Palworld was just released on January 19th, for Windows PC (via Steam and the Microsoft Store), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The game is also on Xbox Game Pass.

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