Zelda hacker arrested by police in Japan for selling modified Breath of the Wild save data

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


Long arm of the law stretches from Niigata to Tokyo in investigation into “the ultimate save data.”

A common recurring theme in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series is the need for a hero to secure the Triforces of Courage, Power, and Wisdom. Unfortunately, a man in Tokyo has recently learned the consequences of offering power by unwise means.

In April, Chinese national Ichimin Sho, who currently resides in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward, posted a listing on a Japanese e-commerce site selling save data for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the franchise’s flagship installment for the Nintendo

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