It has been a little over four years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came into our lives after being released on Switch and Wii U and since then it has not stopped starring in the most curious news. Link’s adventure traveling through Hyrule to save Princess Zelda from the clutches of the evil Ganon offers us so many possibilities that the most dedicated players have not stopped discovering really surprising things, although now he returns to the present day for totally different reasons.
According to reports from the Broadcasting System of Niigata, A 27-year-old Japanese man has been arrested for selling modified save files from this installment of the series. The perpetrator goes by the name of Ichimin Sho and as you might guess, he offered people altered games that gave players better abilities and items that were difficult to obtain, all depending on the request of his clients. The price for one of these files? 3,500 yen, almost 30 euros to change.
Niigata Prefecture Police Sho arrested last July 8 for violating the law to prevent unfair competition with this business. Right after the fact, the defendant in question admitted to having sold save files and modified software before, even confirming that thanks to this he managed to accumulate more than 10 million yen during the past year and a half, which would be equivalent to almost 90,000 euros. .
Although this may seem like something quite crazy, the truth is that It is not a new situation in Japan and there have already been several cases of people arrested for carrying out this type of business, so from the cybercrime division of the Niigata prefecture police ask citizens not to create, sell or buy saved files or modified software.