Palworld: a series of Nintendo Ds-looking pals looking down.
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Wanna see Palworld as a Nintendo DS game?

Taking inspiration from a certain franchise...

We’re still not sure what’s happening with Palworld regarding Nintendo’s investigation of the game. I mean, we all know it’s been heavily inspired by Pokémon, but if you want to see it veer even closer, a recent demake project really makes the world look like Pokémon.

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As spotted by WCCFTech, YouTube channel 64 Bits recently uploaded a proof-of-concept video that shows what Palworld would look like as a DS game. This includes giving it the retro look and top-down view you’d imagine it would have if it was released on the Nintendo console.

In fact, the description under the video says the team was heavily inspired by “Pokémon Ranger, Black, White, Diamond, Pearl, basically all the DS Pokémon titles.” However, they’ve also taken some cues from the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

A plethora of your preferred pixelated pals

The video itself really does show what Palworld could potentially look like if it was truly styled after older entries in Nintendo’s dominant IP. It’s actually quite cute. However, it should be noted that it is just a video. As far as I can tell, there’s no attempt to actually demake the game in this manner.

Nor would anyone likely dare. If Nintendo is keen on pursuing Pocketpair over copyright issues, there’s no way the community would risk litigation by making their own similarly-inspired project.

As for the game itself, it feels like we’re passing through the tail end of Palworld‘s initial popularity. The studio is still sending out updates, but we’re probably not going to see another uptick until the game fully releases, whenever that’s going to be.


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