A pair of Paper Mario: Color Splash screenshots from the Nintendo Treehouse stream at E3 included material that wasn’t entirely welcomed with open arms. This is because some sections of dialogue were interpreted as a reference to the harassment of developer Zoe Quinn, where the dialogue references a group of “Five Fun Guys” and an event dubbed “Shufflegate”, which would “ruin” someone’s career. Nintendo has released a statement on the matter, saying that the dialogue “includes two jokes separated by commentary and gameplay that have no relation to each other. One joke has to do with Watergate, while the other is a nod to the Fungi Fun Guys from Mario Party 8”. Nintendo continued by saying that “It was brought to our attention today that these two jokes have been spliced together and misconstrued as a crude reference to an online hate campaign. While we typically do not speak on localization matters, we feel the need to confirm that these jokes are not linked in the game and were never intended to be linked”. The company concluded by declaring that “Nintendo firmly rejects the harassment of individuals in any way and was surprised to learn that its gameplay was misinterpreted in this manner”.