Final Sword Stole The Legend of Zelda Lullaby
Nintendo has officially removed an RPG known as Final Sword from the Switch eShop for stealing music from The Legend of Zelda. Specifically, Final Sword used a song that was basically identical to “Zelda’s Lullaby” composed by Koji Kondo. While this issue wasn’t initially caught by Nintendo when the indie RPG went live on the Switch eShop, it has since been taken down. Final Sword is a port of a mobile game published by HUP Games, which will have to change the music of the game if they want to continue selling copies on the Nintendo Switch eShop. “Zelda’s Lullaby” was made famous in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which is available for the N64, Wii, Wii U and 3DS right now.
A Japanese Twitter user known as MossarilyOBJECT was one of the original eagle eyed Nintendo fans to notice “Zelda’s Lullaby” in Final Sword. MossarilyOBJECT quickly took to Twitter to post a video of the game after finding the familiar song. The song has been featured throughout the Legend of Zelda franchise and is considered one of the more iconic and recognizable Nintendo songs, but it seems like Nintendo overlooked the issue when Final Sword was initially added to the Switch eShop. MossarilyOBJECT’s video was quickly seen by over 400,000 people and Nintendo apparently noticed the Tweet shortly afterward.
It took MossarilyOBJECT four days to post their video of “Zelda’s Lullaby” in Final Sword, but it took Nintendo only two days after to remove the indie RPG from the Switch eShop. Searching for Final Sword on the Japanese, European and North American Switch eShop all return an error message. It’s likely that if HUP Games removes the copyrighted music from the RPG, it will be able to return to the Nintendo Switch eShop.
Are you surprised Nintendo didn’t notice “Zelda’s Lullaby” in Final Sword before putting it on the Switch eShop? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Game Rant
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