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Nintendo Subpoenas Discord for Identity of Tears of the Kingdom Leaker

Nintendo is tracking down a leaker who posted images of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom artbook.

first reported by torrent freakNintendo has submitted a subpoena request to Discord to discover the identity of the user responsible for the leak.

We won’t get into the spoiler image details here, but back in February, a Discord user named Julien#2743 allegedly posted an image of the Tears of the Kingdom artbook. The artbook is part of the unannounced Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition, which will launch on his May 12th alongside the regular edition of the game.

Unsurprisingly, this artbook contains more details about what players will discover in the upcoming Hyrule adventure. I have submitted an application for the required subpoena.

“NOA is requesting an attached proposed subpoena ordering Discord Inc. (“Discord”) to disclose their identities, including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses to the next Discord channel Zelda: Tears. user Julien#2743 responsible for posting infringing content that appears on of the Kingdom,” reads part of the document.

In a since-deleted Reddit post, the leaker claimed that a friend sent him images of the artbook. However, it’s unclear if the leaker was telling the truth or if the images originated elsewhere. is.

Nintendo is very secretive about Tears of the Kingdom. Despite being only a month out, we only got a handful of short, mysterious teaser trailers alongside last month’s 10-minute gameplay demonstration. I hesitated even to reveal the title in advance.

What we do know is that Tears of the Kingdom is set to be one of Nintendo’s biggest games to date. The Kingdom is also Nintendo’s first entry into the $70 price range. Nintendo is also doing all it can at the hardware forefront, releasing special edition Switch OLEDs, Collector’s Editions, Pro Controllers, cases and amiibos, all with a Tears of the Kingdom theme.

For more, check out 10 cool details we noticed in the Tears of the Kingdom gameplay demo.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over 6 years of experience in the games industry and has bylines for IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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