Nintendo is not happy about transferring game images on Steam

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Switch emulation is one thingand Nintendo clearly isn’t happy about that – with many first-party releases often leaking ahead of official street dates, and in most cases running on other devices with much higher resolutions and frame rates.

Nintendo has taken action against piracy and emulation in the past, and most recently has had yet another DMCA attack. After the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet leak, Nintendo is now targeting images of Switch games that will be published on the SteamGridDB website.

The takedowns targeted at this website are based on images from six Nintendo Switch games, including Pokémon Scarlet, Pokémon Violet, Splatoon 3, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Super Mario Odyssey, and the 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 useful alongside the Steam Deck and a particular emulator.

According to a report on GamesRadar+, some users are already trying to re-upload these official Switch game images. In particular, there are many other Nintendo-related images on SteamGridDB, but the Japanese company is only focusing on the aforementioned titles at the moment.

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

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