As it should surprise no one, E3 tends to have information leaked to at least some extent every year. 2019 is no different, as leakers have begun posting plenty of hidden reveals before the big presentation. Nintendo, however, has seemed to take a precautionary measure regarding this.
In anticipation of their E3 Direct tomorrow, Nintendo has apparently decided to take legal action with one particularly prominent Leaker on Twitter. In a recent tweet, well-known Leaker Sabi stated that she received a cease and desist letter from a lawyer representing Nintendo co. ltd. She goes on to explain that she will not be able to trade secrets or reveals regarding Nintendo. Sabi has gone on to say that she will continue leaking information from other companies (including any possible titles releasing for the Nintendo Switch).
I have been given a cease and desist from a lawyer representing Nintendo. They have my full name and everything. This means I'm not allowed to post any private trade secrets from Nintendo co ltd. This does not mean I cannot post things from other companies, but not Nintendo.
— Sabi (@New_WabiSabi) June 10, 2019
This could mean a few things for Nintendo. On one hand, the attempt of trying to prevent any information from reaching the public early could indicate some major reveals in tomorrow’s Direct. On the other, it could simply be them protecting their IPs in regular Nintendo Fashion.
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Oscar is a writer for Culture of Gaming. He is an aspiring video game journalist that follows anything and everything Nintendo. His favorite franchises consist of Pokemon and Kingdom Hearts.