Like seemingly 99% of all fan made projects based on Nintendo IP when it comes to crafting a playable video game, Nintendo’s attorneys have thrown out a take-down notice to the creator of Breath of the NES, a fan project aimed at recreating Breath of the Wild in 2D classic style, just like the development team for the actual game did during development. The developer of the project naturally knew that this take-down notice was probably going to happen and have prepared to continue the project while avoiding future threats. Here is the actual take-down notice:
As stated, the developer was fully prepared for this to happen and they will continue the project using complete original assets moving forward. We’ll keep you updated as things develop for whatever the new title is and and see how it compares to the original idea. It sucks Nintendo doesn’t allow such projects to exist, but they have been pretty consistent with this type of work, especially if it presents a true playable game experience (aka, not just a visual recreation of the world, like most Unreal Engine 4 projects).