Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Nintendo execs

Detained Japanese man is also said to have made bomb threats

A man has been arrested by the Kyoto police for allegedly threatening to kill two unnamed Nintendo executives.

The 25-year-old man from Japan's Akita Prefecture used the 'Contact Us' form on the Japanese Nintendo website to make the threats, Sankei News reports (translated by Kotaku).


It is said he specifically named two Nintendo senior executives and said he was going to kill them "sooner or later".

Early on Wednesday morning Kyoto police arrested the man, who then apparently admitted to making the threats.

Police have not revealed which two executives the man is alleged to have threatened.

Police have since reported that the man wrote a number of other threats through Nintendo's website, including one that suggested he had planted bombs at the company's headquarters and planned to detonate them in a bid to bankrupt the firm.

Investigations are also currently underway to see if similar threats made to the company in September are in any way connected to the most recent ones.