Nintendo Switch's notorious, and arguably poorly made, imitation of The Last of Us has been cut from the eShop, and related official YouTube content has been removed from the YouTube platform.
Sony Forces Nintendo to Remove Awful "The Last of Us" Clone from eShop
This sudden removal follows an alleged copyright claim lodged by Sony, casting an ominous shadow over the game dubbed 'The Last Hope'.
Just a month ago, The Last Hope was in the spotlight, its striking resemblance to Naughty Dog's acclaimed survival horror series drawing wide attention. However, its time on the eShop was abruptly cut short and the game is now nowhere to be found for purchase.
While the precise reasons for the game's removal remain uncertain, speculations are exactly what you'd imagine.
Eurogamer.net has pointed out that the game's YouTube trailer has been struck by a copyright claim. This strike, interestingly enough, was submitted by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Given these developments, it appears likely that the legal squad at PlayStation took serious exception to this blatant imitation. This assumption is further bolstered by the extensive media coverage the imitation game was garnering.
The Last Hope, available on the Nintendo Switch, initially gained infamy due to a trailer that showcased a less-than-impressive mimicry of The Last of Us. However, what if it was revealed that none of the content featured in the trailer was genuinely part of the game? Even more shocking, what if the reality was actually far grimmer?
In truth, The Last Hope appears to be a dismal failure of a game, devoid of any merits to redeem its lackluster representation. Reviews paint a bleak picture of a game that, despite its temptingly low sale price of $0.99, offers no tangible value to players. It seems that this attempt at imitation not only falls dramatically short of its inspiration but also fails to provide a minimum threshold of gameplay quality or enjoyment.
Initial impressions suggest that the Moldovan studio, VG Games, may have overstepped its boundaries with its ambitious imitation of The Last of Us, leading to this quite obvious predicament.