Nintendo not happy with Switch game footage on Steam

Nintendo not happy with Switch game footage on Steam

Pokemon scarlet and violet
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Switch emulation is a thingand that’s something Nintendo obviously isn’t happy about – with plenty of first-party builds often leaking before official street dates, and in most cases running on other devices at much higher resolutions and frame rates.

Nintendo has taken action in the past against piracy and emulation, and more recently went on another DMCA spree. Following the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet leak, Nintendo is now targeting images of Switch games being released on the SteamGridDB site.

The DMCA takedown references images from six Nintendo Switch games – including Pokémon Scarlet, Pokémon Violet, Splatoon 3, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Super Mario Odyssey, and launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

SteamGridDB allows users to upload custom images of games to display in their Steam library, and it looks like this feature could be used alongside the Steam Deck and a certain emulator.

According to a report on GamesRadar+, some users are already trying to re-upload these official Switch game images. Notably, there are plenty of other Nintendo-related images on SteamGridDB, but the Japanese company is only targeting the titles mentioned above at this time.

This isn’t the first time Nintendo has set its sights on Steam or Steam Deck-related content:

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