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Nintendo Is Taking Legal Action Over That Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Art Book Leak

Did we expect anything less?

Back in February, a thoroughly surprising leak occurred in a Discord server dedicated to Nintendo’s massive upcoming blockbuster, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Somehow, a user was able to obtain and upload scans of the entirety of the game’s 200-page official art book.

Naturally a leak of that magnitude, containing hundreds of pages of images and details on a game that wouldn’t launch for another three months, didn’t go unnoticed by the typically litigation-happy Nintendo which is reportedly now on the hunt for the offending leaker.

As reported by TF, Nintendo of America had sent a DMCA notice to Discord in February targeting the server where the leak originated from, with Discord promising to have the content removed. In the hours following, it also requested Discord remove the server entirely as it found that members were still distributing the leaked materials.

Now, the publisher has taken the case to Californian courts with an application for a DMCA subpoena targeted directly at the Discord channel’s operator, ordering Discord to disclose the user’s name, address, phone numbers and email addresses.

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In the world of things that Nintendo does want you to know, a whole 11 minutes of gameplay footage showing a number of link’s new abilities was released (viewable above) as well as a shiny new Tears of the Kingdom-themed Switch OLED console, Pro Controller and carry case,

Amazon has all three as well as the standard and Collector’s Edition flavours of the game available to pre-order, as well as the new Link Amiibo:

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM COLLECTOR’S EDITION PRE-ORDER