Following on from the discovery of a private Super Mario Twitter account earlier this week, there are now reports that another account – with a recovery email potentially linked to Nintendo – has been discovered.
Yep, this time it’s for Nintendo’s dormant F-Zero franchise which hasn’t received a new entry in about 16 years.
As explained by VGC, the protected Twitter handle @FZeroJP was registered in March 2020 this year – the same time as the @SuperMario35th account and is attached to a similar-looking email that falls in line with Nintendo’s ‘nintendo.co.jp’ address.
This address also seemingly matches the emails tied to the official SplatoonJP and SmashBrosJP Twitter accounts.
Of course, at this stage, it’s impossible to confirm if the account was created by Nintendo – even if it was, it might just be the company reserving handles for its IP on social media.
A similar story recently did the rounds within the Xbox community when Perfect Dark and Fable Twitter accounts were discovered in March and June of this year, and an Xbox employee said it was “standard practice” to secure social handles for IP.
If Nintendo was to announce a new F-Zero game, it would be the first one since the Japan-only 2004 Game Boy Advance title, F-Zero Climax.
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