Nintendo Shuts down The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 2D?
In a move that everyone expected (but no one actually wanted), it seems Nintendo has moved to shut down The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 2D. A fan made ‘demake’ aimed at bringing the Nintendo 64 classic to the PC in the style of A Link to the Past, the game’s mediafire page was taken down with the following message in its place:
The file you requested has been removed from MediaFire for a violation of our Terms of Service.
This file has been taken down by:
File Name: OoT 2D 2014 v.15.2.zip (16.8 MB)
Company: Nintendo of America Inc.
Address: 4600 150th Avenue N.E., Redmond, WA 98052
But interestingly, they didn’t seem to go after the actual website. So while the official download link is now no more, the official site at OOT-2D.com actually remains intact. Here’s the topic about the file’s removal on the forums:
So it seems Nintendo has found a new strategy with fan games and works they don’t agree with. Leave the site alone, but hit the file hosting service and try and get the download link pulled instead. Either way, the team are still hoping to release some version of the game in the foreseeable future (perhaps with Nintendo’s official permission), and development is still resuming at the forums. But what do you think about this game being hit?