Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Leaker Gets Roasted By Former Nintendo Boss

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Leaker Gets Roasted By Former Nintendo Boss

A social media user finds out that bragging about leaking The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one way to draw the ire of a Nintendo leader.

Though The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has leaked, one leaker found out the hard way that it is not a good idea to boast about their ill-gotten gains and consequently drew the ire of the former CEO of Nintendo of America. Reggie Fils-Aime proceeded to roast the Tears of the Kingdom leaker on social media for their behavior.

As the next entry in the long-running The Legend of Zelda series, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom takes place just a few years after the events of Breath of the Wild. In the time between the releases of Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom, Fils-Aime retired as CEO of Nintendo of America and was succeeded by Doug Bowser. However, that has not stopped Fils-Aime from maintaining a powerful presence on social media.


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With just a week to go until the launch of Tears of the Kingdom, Twitter user humanandagamer posted a picture of their Nintendo Switch home screen and indicated that they received a copy of Tears of the Kingdom early while laughing it off. No spoilers from the game were in the picture in question. However, Fils-Aime would quote the 2008 movie Taken, which was originally attributed to actor Liam Neeson’s character, ex-CIA officer Bryan Mills. While the movie has been quoted in various memes before, it served as a veiled threat against the OP for breaking the street release date for Tears of the Kingdom. A short time after the tweet, the OP deleted it and their Twitter account, but Fils-Aime preserved the evidence with a screen capture in the replies.

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At the time of writing, it is not known if the account was taken down by Twitter at the behest of Nintendo, or by the user’s own accord as a result of their Tears of the Kingdom post. Nevertheless, other Twitter users joined Fils-Aime in roasting the deleted account for bragging about their ill-gotten gains. Some of the replies rehashed Fils-Aime’s most memorable quotes to fit the situation.

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The situation itself, while unfortunate, served as a reminder to not cross Nintendo when it comes to breaking the street date for its first-party games. With Tears of the Kingdom slated to release digitally at the same time, only time will tell what awaits players when the game officially releases.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launches on May 12 for Nintendo Switch.

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