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

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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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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