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The Kingdom’s Tears Pirates have been tracked down by Nintendo

The Kingdom’s Tears Pirates have been tracked down by Nintendo

Zelda takes a picture while looking through Purah's tablet.

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The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom’s Tears Leaked more than a week before launch and sent Nintendo is mad, with the company launching copyright takedowns to Discord, Twitch, Twitter, and more. Now the game has been officially released, but some pirates are still illegally downloading the game, and Nintendo is watching.

“Bruh wtf” single wrote Like this player on the Switch Pirates subreddit. “Did Nintendo find out somehow? They know the exact means of how to do it, too.” The user, RevolutionaryToe6738, shared a copy of the DMCA notice Comcast sent them warning about infringing activity. Notably, it also contains information about any Kingdom Tears Which file the player was hacking from, where and how.

wrote one commenter when the topic exploded. RevolutionaryToe6738 wrote back: “Can I still play if I just disconnect from Wi-Fi or do what they say and hope they don’t take action”. Kingdom TearsHuge popularity led to Big lines outside stores on launch day, and it seems to have inspired newcomers to the world of internet hacking as well. RevolutionaryToe6738 did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Comcast's DMCA warning screenshot is shown.

It is not clear what the scale of the problem is, or how many more zelda Hackers received similar notifications from Internet providers. Kingdom Tears It was fairly easy to purchase legitimate copies of, thanks in part to the Nintendo voucher program And a recent GameStop deal that lowered the price to Only $20 For those commercial games in.

In the run-up to release, Nintendo’s attempt to squash leaks led to it being so Overzealous in some takedown requests, hitting Twitch channels and social media accounts that were simply re-sharing officially approved preview images of the game. Nintendo even beat itself up for a while zelda Twitter accounts with takedown notice.

The company was also not content with erasing leaks and pirated game files from the Internet. at recent days invoked discord For the personal information of a user involved in posting copies of Kingdom Tears art book And it was ROM sites have been suing for yearsAnd and win.

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