A 27-year-old man has been caught smuggling Class A drugs into Japan. Satoshi Kishimoto was arrested carrying ecstasy pills in the shape of Nintendo bad guy, Wario, much to the hilarity of the internet.
As reported by Asahi, this is the third drugs offence Kishimoto has been subject to, but it’s the first time he’s been caught with Wario pills.
The Wario pills – which contain MDMA – have apparently been “increasing in numbers,” according to a Kobe Customs spokesperson.
Nintendo is pretty hard-handed when it comes to others using its intellectual property. I can’t imagine the company is best pleased about the rise in Wario-related crimes in Japan…
Other than the use of its property on illegal drugs, 2019 is gearing up to be a seriously impressive year for Nintendo.
The company’s E3 2019 Nintendo Direct absolutely stole the show, revealing the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the Nintendo Switch, upcoming new Poke-games Pokémon Sword and Shield and a first look at the highly-anticipated Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Let’s not forget the defining moment of E3 2019: when Nintendo stole not only the show, but the whole darn conference by announcing that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in the works.
Admittedly, this isn’t a game we’re going to see anytime soon (especially not in the next 12 months), but it’s a solid indicator of the direction in which Nintendo is headed, and considering that BOTW is one of the most popular games on the Switch, it’s yet another sure-fire success.
While Sony and Microsoft look towards the future, Nintendo is hard at work solidifying its line-up of Switch games in a move that’s not only less risky, but also incredibly exciting for fans.
It can take time for companies to make money in the months and even years following a hardware launch, so whether or not you think Nintendo is killing it in the games industry right now, it’s more likely than ever that they’ll be raking in some serious profit – especially when compared to its competitors.
What’s your opinion on Nintendo’s line-up for the coming months? It’s definitely looking stronger than most of the offerings from Sony and Microsoft right now, but let’s wait and see…
Featured Image Credit: Kobe Customs