Mario Royale Becomes "DMCA Royale" To Avoid Copyright Issues

Now starring Infringio and his brother, Copyright Infringio.

Last week, Mario Royale made some waves (including here at USG) as a clever battle royale take on the red plumber. It did, however, tread on precarious legal ground, and developer InfernoPlus has made changes—required or not—to remove all those references. Goodbye Mario, hello Infringio.

The new plumber for the now-titled DMCA Royale is Infringio, added as a stand-in for Mario. On June 21, the "DMCA Patch" was issued: "It happened," says the notes. "Please bear with us while we fix the game over the next few days." The "Asset Patch" added Infringio and his brother, Copyright Infringio, as well as assets to effectively recreate the game. We reached out to InfernoPlus to confirm whether he received a DMCA claim from Nintendo, but he did not get back to us by publication.

The patch also came with a kid-and-streamer-friendly mode, which allows you to turn off all text in the game world, most notably player names. So now, it's a little less weird when someone with an offensive name takes the podium. And the "A" button on gamepads can launch the game now, an update I really appreciate as a DualShock player.

If you didn't catch it the first time around, DMCA Royale pits a number of plumbers against each other to race through worlds and defeat the monster at the end. You hop on turtle shells, pick up power-ups, and leap obstacles in pursuit of beating the other runners to the end goal.

It's still pretty much Mario battle royale, but theoretically different enough now that it shouldn't cause any more problems. And it still has a playerbase, too-when I logged in this morning, over 1000 players were online. Much like Tetris 99, this unexpectedly effective royale is just too good to not play, even without the mustachioed plumber.

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