Switch emulation is a file somethingwhich is something Nintendo clearly isn’t happy about – with plenty of first-party releases often leaking before official street dates, and in most cases, they work. else hardware at much higher resolutions and frame rates.
Nintendo has taken action in the past against piracy and emulation, and more recently it has moved into another DMCA wave. After the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet leak, Nintendo is now targeting images of the Switch games being posted to SteamGridDB.
This site’s targeted takedowns refined 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 for games to display in their Steam library, and it looks like this functionality could be used alongside Steam Deck and a specific emulator.
According to a report on GamesRadar+, some users are already trying to re-upload images of this official Switch game. Notably, there are many other Nintendo-related images on SteamGridDB, but the Japanese company is only targeting the aforementioned titles for now.
This isn’t the first time Nintendo has set its sights on Steam-related or Steam Deck-related content before: