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You might remember a few months back when Nintendo was forced to cancel plans for multiple Nintendo LIVE events in Japan due to concerns over safety for the event, showgoers, and Nintendo staff. We now know that an arrest related to those concerns has been made.

A man in his 20s has been arrested in Japan for making a whopping 39 threats against Nintendo in one way or another. The claims from the suspect included bomb threats, along with threats of bodily harm against Nintendo employees and those who would attend Nintendo’s events. Thankfully, the man never got to see any of his threats through.

While the man has been arrested for his threats, we don’t have any word as to why he made them in the first place. Should a motive or more details become available, we’ll make sure to update this story.

Thanks to Ed for the heads up!

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martynstuff

Imagine being so disgruntled at a company that you have to resort to this. Something tells me justifying this as 'constructive criticism' probably isn't going to work out for the guy.

martynstuff

11d ago

Imagine being so disgruntled at a company that you have to resort to this. Something tells me justifying this as 'constructive criticism' probably isn't going to work out for the guy.


lucius6

11d ago

Good, they can put him inside a giant snow globe for all I care. The Deep Cut and Off the Hook concert was awesome and it was a shame people there missed it because of him, along with the real-world performers not getting their well-earned applause. It would’ve been so funny hearing people laugh during the Big Betrayal segment and the face-off between Pearl and Frye. Deep Cut posing to silence at the end of a song was a little sad as well as awkward. It brought back bad pandemic memories.

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noxide

10d ago

@lucius6

Maybe they'll adapt the canceled events into a future Splatoon story. Turn a misfortune into something better.


the_crimson_lure

10d ago

He was probably in cahoots with Madame Sony.