The strange case of the dissapearing WarioWare Gold Character Trailers

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As you may know, back in 2018 after WarioWare Gold was released, Nintendo started uploading bi-weekly "character trailers" for WW Gold on its social media channels animated by Ko Takeuchi. They weren,t the most coherent or gorgeously-animated but they were a nice bit of fanservice.

We don't know when it happened but Japanese fans just noticed Nintendo scrubbed them from the internet: they're gone from the Japanese website, the Youtube uploads have been privated and the tweets on Nintendo's Japanese Twitter account about them have been deleted. It's all a bit weird and too thorough to be just an error. Did Ko Takeuchi have a failing out with Nintendo or something?

The western uploads and tweets are still currently up but someone *might* want to back them up.
 
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NCL has an habit of privating their older youtube ads at seemingly random and for no apparent reason so if the western uploads aren't gone soon-ish (like say, within the week), that probably is just that. That they went out of their way to also delete tweets is *kinda* sus though, but I don't know their patterns for that.

Edit: The plot thickens! It has been found an old promo page was updated with a tooltip saying the videos were removed on July 10 (It was not there as late as May of this year, I checked with wayback machine). It does look like this is just NCL's arbitrary scrubbing of old promos as you can find similar disclaimers elswhere on the site (like here)
 
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