Suspect allegedly offered to manipulate users’ The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild save data
Niigata police arrested a 27-year-old Chinese national on July 8 on suspicion of violating Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act through offering a game modification service for Nintendo‘s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. Police stated that the suspect admitted to the charge.
According to police, the suspect lived in Toshima, Tokyo, and offered a service that took users’ game save data for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and modified them to increase their characters’ in-game abilities. The police allege that the suspect earned as much as 10 million yen (about US$90,700) through this in an 18-month period beginning in December 2019.
Police are also investigating if the suspect offered similar services for other games.
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