The lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple continues to reserve surprises. Among other things, we also discover an interesting document from Nintendo. Almost all 25 pages of the document are censored, but one section remains legible. In this, Nintendo requires confirmation that employees are not part of the Yakuza or that do not support it in any way.
The Nintendo contract, more precisely, speaks of “anti-social forces”. The term “Boryokudan” is then used which is the term used by the Japanese media and law enforcement agencies to refer to criminal organizations, namely the Yakuza. The document therefore asks for confirmation of the fact that one is not a member or does not support in any way members of criminal organizations.
Nintendo it also prohibits developers from using violence or threats. It is contractually forbidden to circulate false rumors or perpetrate fraud. It is not absurd that such requests are present in a contract, but it is instinctive to wonder if something has happened in the past that has prompted Nintendo to include these clauses.
From the documents of the Epic vs Apple trial, we also discover that Sony requires compensation for crossplay, confirms the CEO of Epic Games. Also, we found out how much money developers make through free games.