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

Although The Legend of Zelda : Kingdom Tears has been leaked, a leaker has found out the hard way that bragging about their ill-gotten wealth is not a good idea, drawing the ire of the former Nintendo of America CEO. Reggie Fils-Aime continues to slam the Tears of Kingdoms leaker on social media.

The next entry in the long-running The Legend of Zelda series, The Legend of Zelda : Kingdom Tears takes place a few years after the events of Breath of the Wild. Between the releases of Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom, Fils-Aime retired as CEO of Nintendo of America and was replaced by Doug Bowser. However, that hasn’t stopped Fils-Aime from maintaining a strong presence on social media.

With just a week to go before the release of Kingdom Tears, Twitter user humanandagamer posted a photo of the Nintendo Switch home screen and said they had received a copy of Kingdom Tears early on, while laughing it off. There are no game spoilers in the image in question. However, Fils-Aime would cite the 2008 film Taken, which originally credited actor Liam Neeson for the role of former CIA officer Brian Mills. While the movie has been referenced in various memes before, it’s a veiled threat to the OP breaking the street release date of Tears of the Kingdom. Shortly after the tweet was posted, the OP deleted it and their Twitter account, but Fils-Aime preserved the proof with screenshots in his reply.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear whether the account was deleted by Twitter at Nintendo’s request, or if the user did so voluntarily for posting “Tears of the Kingdom.” Still, other Twitter users joined Fils-Aime in blasting the deleted account for bragging about their ill-gotten gains. Some of the replies repeated Fils-Aime’s most memorable quotes to fit the situation.

Unfortunately, the situation itself reminds us not to look past Nintendo when it comes to breaking first-party game availability dates. With Tears of Kingdoms slated to release digitally at the same time, only time will tell what awaits players when it’s officially released.

The Nintendo Switch version of The Legend of Zelda : Kingdom Tears will be available on May 12.

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