Rumor: Zelda: Breath of the Wild E3 Demo Was Almost Stolen from the Showfloor

Zelda: Breath of the Wild demo was almost stolen, here’s how.

E3 is always a time of excitement, plethora of news and videos are revealed for the latest games. After the press events and streams end players are given a chance to head to the showfloor and try out the games themselves.

However, they aren’t allow to take the demos with them but often these demos end up online and in some cased pirated and available to play.

According to a new rumor, Zelda: Breath of the Wild E3 demo was almost stolen from the showfloor. Many attendees claim they witness someone try to hack into the demo machines and steal Zelda.

Unfortunately, there are so many wanna-be hackers online claiming they were the one who tried to do this, we don’t know who it was and if it actually happened. Still, the internet thinks that NWPlayer123, a 17 year old, is the one who attempted the heist.

According to hacker, all that was needed to pull this off was access to the demo pods and its GamePad. Many tools allow you to dump data from the Wii U and then another tool called TCP Gecko allows you to transfer the data to a PC.

TCP Gecko creator backs this claim:

The user would navigate to a special webpage which tricks the Wii U into running code not developed by Nintendo (we call this arbitrary code execution (ACE)). Once the user has achieved ACE, they can then cause the Wii U to do almost anything they would like it to.
Like most tools however, my tools can be used for both good and bad purposes.

The plan was perfect but it was spoiled when they arrived at E3 2016 to find out that Zelda: Breath of the Wild wasn’t running on retail versions of Wii U which saved the demo from leaking.

Breath of the Wild will release for Wii U and NX sometime next. It was delayed to due the NX version recently.

Source: Kotaku

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