One social media user has found that bragging about leaking The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an excellent way to incur the wrath of Nintendo executives.
The leaker of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has now experienced first-hand that it’s not a good idea to brag about ill-gotten gains. As a result, he has managed to incur the wrath of the former CEO of Nintendo of America. Reggie Fils-Aime took to social media to slam the Tears of the Kingdom leaker for his behaviour.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the next instalment in the long-running The Legend of Zelda series and takes place a few years after the events of Breath of the Wild.
With less than a week to go until the game’s release, Twitter user humanandagamer posted a picture of the Nintendo Switch home screen. He did so to indicate that he’d received a copy of Tears of the Kingdom ahead of time, laughing as he did so. The image in question did not contain any spoilers from the game.
In response, Fils-Aime quoted the now-classic line from the 2008 film Taken, attributed to former CIA officer Bryan Mills, played by actor Liam Neeson.
The film is often quoted in memes. The only common thread is that it is usually used as a veiled threat. The move seems to have had an effect on Tears of the Kingdom. Shortly after the tweet, the leaker deleted it and even his Twitter account. However, Fils-Aime preserved the evidence in a screenshot in his response.
At the time of writing, it is not known whether Twitter deleted the account on Nintendo’s instructions or by the user’s own choice because of the Tears of the Kingdom post.
However, other Twitter users have joined Fils-Aime in criticising the owner of the deleted account. In vain, fraudulently obtained wealth is not something to brag about. Some of the responses have included some of Fils-Aime’s most memorable quotes.
Although unfortunate, the situation served as a reminder not to cross the company when it comes to the presentation of its toys. The physical release of Tears of the Kingdom is expected to coincide with its digital release. We’re certainly looking forward to the game…
Visual of original tweet. pic.twitter.com/IqeTSYI227
— Reggie Fils-Aimé (@Reggie) May 3, 2023