Welcome to the daily Wiretap! Each day the team here at Nintendo Wire works tirelessly to bring you the best, most relevant late-breaking Nintendo news this side of the Mushroom Kingdom. To help make ingesting all these meaty stories easier than Kirby hopped up on Miracle Fruit, we’ve compiled a handy list of noteworthy announcements and general industry happenings regarding the Big N in the last 24 hours. Without further ado, here’s a few things we’ve picked up over the wire for today:

MOTHER 4 FANGAME DOES SOME REBRANDING

Preventative measures following several large fan project takedowns are being taken for Mother 4’s unofficial spiritual successor. Don’t worry, though! The team reaffirms that despite removing all Mother specific elements, the passion project will continue to draw inspiration from the seminal series.

Read more: Mother 4 fangame to rebrand, removing all Mother elements from development

BEAUTIFUL BREATH OF THE WILD ARTWORK SURFACES IN CELEBRATION OF LAUNCH

It may be hard to pull away from your Switch screens at the moment, but seriously — take a second and check out this gorgeous painterly piece of Zelda artwork, courtesy of Nintendo.

Read more: Nintendo releases new Breath of the Wild artwork

MY NINTENDO REWARDS ADDS BREATH OF THE WILD ‘MINI GUIDE’

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Your Switch still in post office purgatory? Read up on the first chapter of the official Breath of the Wild guidebook while you wait! It only costs 10 Gold Points and is sure to give you a leg up when wandering the wildlands of Hyrule.

Read more: Breath of the Wild ‘Mini Guide’ added as My Nintendo reward

MEGA STONE MYSTERY GIFTS COME TO POKÉMON SUN & MOON

Stealing the spotlight of a certain blue garbed hero today is a new mystery gift for all those poor, neglected pocket monsters sitting all alone in your digital PC boxes. With promo code ‘M2DESCENT’, Trainers can finally get previously unobtainable Mewtwonite X & Y Mega Stones.

Read more: Mewtwo Mega Stones now available to claim in Pokémon Sun & Moon

TWO NEW SWITCH ADS FEATURE MARIO KART 8 DELUXE AND ARMS

New trailers for the Nintendo Switch accompany the fledgling console’s launch today, highlighting it’s biggest feature: the ability to be played anytime, anywhere. Both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS are heavily featured, targeting the dual system’s propensity for wholesome family fun.

Read more: A duo of North American Switch commercials debut today

EIJI AONUMA THANKS FANS FOR THEIR PATIENCE

After three years of production and multiple delays, it’s been an undeniably long road for die hard Zelda fans eagerly anticipating their next Hylian holiday. Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma took a moment today to thank fans for their incredible patience and hopes everyone will enjoy the scoot fruits of their labor.

Read more: Nintendo shares a thank you video from Eiji Aonuma

 
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.

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When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.


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