Nintendo Fans Trolled By NSFW ‘F-Zero’ Twitter Account

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Illustration: Nintendo
Illustration: Nintendo

Nintendo fans, being Nintendo fans, have been a bit nervy lately, some of them a little too eager to find out the latest news about the future of their favourite franchises.

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Earlier this evening, while promoting an upcoming gameplay session for the new Paper Mario on Treehouse Live, Nintendo dropped a teaser for “a first reveal and gameplay for a title in a franchise new to developer WayForward”. And people lost their God damn minds.

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Last week, a pair of fresh Twitter accounts were spotted, one called @supermario35th (it’s Mario’s 35th birthday this year) and the other @FZeroJP, named for one of Nintendo’s most neglected series. Now, even though the person who found these said up-front that they were likely fake, you can guess what happened next: some Nintendo fans wanted to believe regardless.

The accounts were actually created back in March, and the Mario one has received the most attention, but once the F-Zero one had blown up in July — helped along by news that Captain Falcon’s Japanese voice actor had made a return to the recording studio — it sprung into action, making its first and only tweet on July 21.

Was it the long-awaited announcement of a new F-Zero game? A Switch entry in the storied franchise that would continue the story of Captain Falcon and his friends?

Of course not. It was this (slight NSFW warning):

The moral of the story, Nintendo fans (or at least those who bought into this): stop believing so hard. The moral for everybody else: they’re not going to listen to me.

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