Only days after the full release of Project AM2R, a fan remake of Metroid 2, the makers have been forced to take the game offline thanks to — surprise — a DMCA claim.
The claim means the developers have had to stop hosting downloads to Project AM2R. The game uses the gameplay of Metroid: Zero Mission and blends it with Super Metroid, along with a host of modern updates.
We are going to look into the legitimacy of the takedown tomorrow. If we find out it's fake, we will re-host, rest assured.
— Metroid Database ? (@MetroidDatabase) August 8, 2016
Friends: Nintendo has hit us (meaning, our website host) with a DMCA takedown notice. We can no longer host the AM2R file. Sorry!
— Metroid Database ? (@MetroidDatabase) August 7, 2016
Hopefully the DMCA notice turns out to be fake, but in the meantime the fan-made love letter to Metroid remains firmly offline. If you didn't grab a copy of the Windows version before it was taken down, here's a snippet of gameplay to let you know what you're missing out on.