The Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom leak turned into one big mess for the emulator community

In just over a week, leaked copies of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have caused such chaos that even Ganon would have been impressed.

Back in late April, I spoke to Switch emulator developers Yuzu and Ryujinx about the likelihood that their emulators could run Tears of the Kingdom shortly after launch. The forecasts were optimistic. But then the game leaked long before release, putting the developers – and Nintendo too – in a tense and volatile situation.

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