The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is scheduled to be released on May 12 but appears to have been leaked two weeks beforehand. Since it’s the most anticipated game of the year, people are naturally eager to see it.
Nevertheless, this isn’t entirely unexpected, and Nintendo is probably frantically trying to have the video removed. You should avoid social media and Reddit if you want to play Tears of the Kingdom without having any of the game’s secrets revealed before it launches.
The practice of seeing gameplay before a big game’s release date is becoming increasingly prevalent; in November, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, developed by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, had more than a week’s worth of footage circulated online.
The video thus far consists mainly of screenshots from personal live streams and a few brief pieces of previously unreleased gameplay and cutscenes. Tears of the Kingdom’s initial footage leak appear to have happened relatively recently, but they will continue and spread swiftly.
A request for comment from Polygon has gone unanswered by Nintendo. Nintendo acted quickly to stop the online distribution of a Tears of the Kingdom art book leaked in April and only available with the collector’s edition of the game.
Here some latest news about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom:
- Nintendo Has Released a Trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- Zelda Tears of the Kingdom New Characters Are Shown in the Switch Download Card
Nintendo wants to file a lawsuit against the leaker, but it must first identify the perpetrator. Nintendo placed a subpoena on Discord to obtain the leaker’s name; that legal action is still pending.
The Pokémon Company acted swiftly to deal with the leakers when screenshots from Pokémon Sword and Shield were discovered in an unreleased strategy manual. Each defendant was ordered to pay The Pokémon Company $150,000 in damages and attorney’s costs following the resolution of a lawsuit filed in 2019 and resolved in 2021.