Kyoto Police Arrests Man in 20s for Nintendo Threat Messages Incident from 2023 – News

Suspect allegedly despatched risk messages by way of Nintendo web site’s inquiry type


The Kyoto Prefectural Police’s First Investigative Division has arrested on Wednesday a person in his 20s, a civil servant from Ibaraki Prefecture, on suspicion of forcibly obstructing enterprise operations, after allegedly sending a number of threatening messages to Nintendo final 12 months.

According to investigators, the person is suspected of sending a number of messages threatening to kill individuals in Nintendo, by way of the inquiry type of the corporate’s web site from August 22 to November 29.

In December final 12 months, Nintendo introduced the delay of the “Splatoon Koshien 2023 National Finals” event and the cancelation of the “Nintendo Live 2024 Tokyo” occasion attributable to threats which have been made concentrating on the corporate’s workers, in addition to threats in direction of the event employees and spectators.

The Splatoon Koshien 2023 National Finals was scheduled to happen on December 16-17 on the Ota City General Gymnasium. The Nintendo Live 2024 Tokyo Event was scheduled for January 20-21 and would have hosted the “Splatoon 3 World Championship 2024” event, in addition to the “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Online Challenge Final Stage” and “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe World Championship 2024” tournaments. All three tournaments have been postponed.

Nintendo will host the “Splatoon World Championship 2024″ event and “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe World Championship 2024″ event on April 13 and April 14 in Japan.

Sources: Kyoto Shimbun, Yahoo! Japan News by way of Hachima Kiko

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