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Nintendo Deletes Horny Tweet

I don’t know what to say so I’ll just start with the facts. Nintendo, through its France office, tweeted an image over the weekend of Metal Gear’s Snake looking at Samus Aran from Metroid’s ass. A couple hours later it then deleted the tweet. Now we are left to pick up the pieces.

The tweet, which was a screenshot from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, went up at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, and was quietly deleted a couple hours later with no further comment.

The screenshot was innocuous enough, but in its horniness, Nintendo France added the eyes emoji, and immediately it began to take off. Were the eyes supposed to represent Snake’s first-person perspective? Were they just Nintendo France giving a Jim-from-The-Office-style side-eye to fans? Was it an attempt to promote Samus ahead of the Metroid Dread release this week? A nod to Smash fans desperately awaiting the game’s final DLC fighter?

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