Reggie Threatens To Go Liam Neeson Mode On Early Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Player

Reggie Threatens To Go Liam Neeson Mode On Early Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Player

Former Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aimé has echoed Liam Neeson’s action star turn in response to someone posting a screenshot of an early-obtained copy of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

A Twitter user, who has since deleted their account, posted a photo of them pointing their finger at the title art of Tears of the Kingdom on the Nintendo Switch home menu. Reggie quote tweeted this image with the text “I don’t know what you want. What I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” The tweet is a paraphrase of Liam Neeson’s famous lines from Taken, which kick-started the actor’s second career as an action star.

By what means the original poster obtained this copy is unknown. However, that doesn’t mean they acquired it illicitly, as several customers have received physical copies early. Given that he is no longer affiliated with Nintendo, Reggie’s tweet is just a joke. However, the company has come down hard on pirates and leakers in the recent past. Hacker Gary Bowser was sentenced to 40-months in prison for enabling Nintendo Switch piracy. He has since been released early, but Nintendo will take 25-30% of his future income until his debt to the company is repaid.

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A recent incident involving Reggie Fils-Aimé, the President and Chief Officer of Nintendo’s American subsidiary, has caused a rippling wave of awe throughout the gaming community. Late last month Reggie made it known that he would go “Liam Neeson mode” on any individual found manipulating cartridge files to play the unreleased Early Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

This all began with a YouTube vlogger, known only as Joyride, who discovered and began broadcasting reaction footage of the unfinished game on their channel. Although the channel was soon taken down, rumors of the game had spread far and wide, leading to suggestions that further hacking of similarly unfinished games had also taken place.

Reggie, however, was on to these hackers, and warned them to stay away from Nintendo’s unfinished games lest he be forced to take to the internet in search of them. He went on to assure fans that Nintendo “made sure any existing assets and software related to ‘Early Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’ were deleted from the servers”.

Reggie has been praised for his threat, with fans acknowledging that Nintendo has a legitimate right to protect their unfinished games from being exploited by hackers. Reggie’s “Liam Neeson mode” phrase, however, has only bolstered the admiration and admiration he had been receiving.

It is unclear how the hackers, if caught, would be ultimately handled. But, one thing is certain, Reggie Fils-Aime has made it clear that they should think twice before messing with Nintendo’s unfinished games again.

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