Update: It would appear that Final Sword has now been removed from the Japanese eShop after it was discovered that it contains music from The Legend of Zelda franchise (thanks, Japanese Nintendo). While not yet confirmed, it wouldn't be surprising to see similar takedowns follow worldwide.

More details can be found below in our original article.


Original Article (Sun 5th Jul, 2020 07:30 BST): Earlier this week, a company called HUP Games published Final Sword on the Switch eShop. If you've never heard of this game before, it's described as the "original action RPG" for Nintendo Switch and allows players to enjoy "powerful battles" in an open-world setting for $17.70.

In reality, it's a mobile port and the title uses generic game engine assets. To top it off, it also features music from the Nintendo series, The Legend of Zelda. GoNintendo notes how the "stolen music" playing in the background "straight-up rips off" Zelda's Lullaby. Have a listen below:

Sound familiar? If you've played some of the earlier Zelda games it should. We're not sure how this one slipped by Nintendo, but if we were to take a guess, it's probably because stacks of games are getting approved for the Switch eShop on a weekly basis.

Now that the word is out, Final Sword is expected to disappear from Nintendo's digital store in the coming days. If we get any updates, we'll be sure to let you know.

[source twitter.com, via gonintendo.com]