The floodgates came crashing down. It’s not like Breath of the Wild spoilers weren’t plenty abound on the Internet as is. Some players discovered that they could briefly download some in-game files directly from Nintendo. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the whole game was pirated recently on the Wii-U.
Poor Nintendo, they just can’t seem to catch a break. First came the leak of Pokemon Sun and Moon before they were officially out. Now, somebody managed to crack Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Wii-U, mere days before launch. They almost had it this time, but the cat is so out of the bag now, it doesn’t even remember the bag anymore.
Major leaks started a short time ago, when somebody, presumably accidentally, made some game files available for downloads on Nintendo’s servers. The files were pulled immediately after news broke, but it was already way to late. The images were already all over the Internet; you can’t unring that bell. According to some players, they were even able to download encrypted game files that became available with a digital skeleton key.
And just when it seemed that it couldn’t get worse, the dyke just broke. Images of just about everything form the game are making rounds online. We won’t include any here to avoid spoilers. You can check out the Breath of the Wild leaked images at your own risk.
Oh, but that’s not the end of the kicks to the groin. There’s live streams of the game popping up everywhere. One had fifteen thousand viewers before Nintendo called copyright and blocked the audio. The user then started a new one with a changed title. I won’t link any here, but I’m sure you can find them yourselves if you try.
All of this is because, allegedly, pirates got a hold of the game thanks to the leaked files. Just like with Pokemon Sun and Moon, the Wii-U has once again demonstrated how vulerable it is. We’ll see if the Switch manages to fair any better.