Former Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aimé has echoed Liam Neeson’s action star turn in response to someone posting a screenshot of an early-obtained copy of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
A Twitter user, who has since deleted their account, posted a photo of them pointing their finger at the title art of Tears of the Kingdom on the Nintendo Switch home menu. Reggie quote tweeted this image with the text “I don’t know what you want. What I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” The tweet is a paraphrase of Liam Neeson’s famous lines from Taken, which kick-started the actor’s second career as an action star.
“I don’t know what you want. What I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” https://t.co/jjweQapCTd
— Reggie Fils-Aimé (@Reggie) May 3, 2023
By what means the original poster obtained this copy is unknown. However, that doesn’t mean they acquired it illicitly, as several customers have received physical copies early. Given that he is no longer affiliated with Nintendo, Reggie’s tweet is just a joke. However, the company has come down hard on pirates and leakers in the recent past. Hacker Gary Bowser was sentenced to 40-months in prison for enabling Nintendo Switch piracy. He has since been released early, but Nintendo will take 25-30% of his future income until his debt to the company is repaid.