Nintendo Issues Takedown on ‘Breath of the NES’

Last month, at Game Developers Conference Nintendo (Japanese multinational video game company) revealed a special 2D prototype created for Zelda – Breath of the Wild inspired by the very first series of the game Zelda. The 2D prototype of the game was created to test out ideas for Zelda, which has now been released on March 3, 2017 with its original features an open-world environment, a detailed physics engine, high-definition visuals, and voice acting for Nintendo Switch and Wii U video game consoles.

One fan named Winter Drake has redeveloped the game with the name ‘Breath of the NES’, a game which is an 8-bit recreation of the Breath of the Wild demo shown at the Game Developers Conference. The remake of the 2D prototype game incorporated the same gaming environment as in original Nintendo Zelda, allowing players to cut down trees, harvest food, shoot arrows, cut and move logs into the water for transportation, use physics and more. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild NES succeeded to draw the attention of the game lovers to great extent this month. Inspired by Nintendo’s own 2D prototype, it appeared to take the same idea and turn it into more of a full-fledged game.

But unfortunately, just as we and many others were occupied by the fear of being caught, Nintendo of America issued a takedown notice on Breath of the NES, as the link to download the game is no longer available. Attorney representing Nintendo of America Inc. (“Nintendo”) posted a notice to, the distribution platform that hosts Winter’s work, claiming Breath of the wild is their copyright which is being infringed against the site’s terms of service, they immediately ordered the game developer to remove all the infringing content from’s, replacing game’s page with the noticed. The Nintendo game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi said that 2D Zelda was created and presented at the conference to experiment with the game. As he thought this would be the quickest way to bring this idea to life and to present this to rest of the team.

Earlier also, many games fan attempted to use the characters of Nintendo. Some games from recent memory include Pokémon Uranium and AM2R, a Metroid 2 remakes. When the game was seen for download everyone knows that it is just available for a short span as soon its dispersal will be ceased. Those who have already downloaded the demo are free to keep playing it but it will no longer be updated with Breath of the Wild sprites. Meanwhile, the link to download the game has been deleted from the page but its developer winters said that he will keep the project development going for as long as possible and will come back bigger and better than ever with his own original characters.  

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