Leaks have pretty much become a part of the more infamous traditions in the leadup to E3. That’s exactly what happened this year too. Just a few days ago, many announcements dropped well before their parent companies wanted them to. But, you know what hasn’t been a part of that misfire? Nintendo content.
Nintendo has clearly taken some very careful precautions to make sure there were no leaks this year. In at least one instance of this, they played some serious hardball against a very prominent leaker.
Going by the handle of ‘Sabi’ on Twitter, the leaker announced in a tweet that they’ve been given a “cease and desist from a lawyer representing Nintendo”. The company did a full background check on the leaker, and the letter had their full real name in addition to other personal information. Nintendo is also aware of the leaker’s activities on other social sites. Thus, ‘Sabi’ is “not allowed to post any private trade secrets from Nintendo Co. Ltd.”
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
Are we gonna get our minds blown?
For Nintendo to take such a big swing, that might suggest that its upcoming E3 2019 Direct is going to be mindblowing. Perhaps there will be some unexpected bombs, but regardless, what this really all boils down to is the company not wanting the announcements to be spoiled beforehand. Surely, none of the other companies wanted it to happen to them either. With Nintendo pretty much going last, though, it looks like it will be the only presentation that didn’t let a secret slip early. At least, not from this particular leaker.
The E3 2019 Nintendo Direct will air on Tuesday, June 11 at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET.