Welcome to the Daily Wiretap: Weekend Edition! 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 48 hours. Without further ado, here’s a few things we’ve picked up over the wire this weekend:

SNIPPERCLIPS CHARMS WITH DAPPER DELIGHT

Ben Fruzzetti — Nintendo Wire’s Shovelware sneering crafts expert– tackled the adorable paper craft puzzles of Snipperclips over the weekend. Do paper pals Snip and Clip make the cut? Read his full review to find out!

Read more: Review: Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!

THE BEST SONIC SONGS OF ALL TIME

Logan Plant — Sonic super fan and lover of all things sportsball — is back with another edition of Sonic Sunday: just in time for Project Sonic 2017’s big reveal event later this week! Join us as we take a look back at some of the Blue Blur’s greatest tracks.

Read more: Sonic Sunday: The Top 5 Sonic Songs

HOW TOEJAM & EARL GOT THEIR GROOVE BACK

The long-awaited fourth installment of the classic ToeJam & Earl series is groovin’ onto Nintendo Switch later this year! Be sure to check out planet Funkotron’s radical new look!

Read more: ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is heading to Switch

LINK’S HATLESS SCALP IN BREATH OF THE WILD EXPLAINED

It’s not easy being green. Outside of amiibo unlocks, fans have no doubt noticed the absence of Link’s iconic green tunic and cap in Breath of the Wild. Art Director Satoru Takizawa explains how the Hylian hero’s cap has slowly been changing over the years to increase Link’s cool factor.

Read more: Satoru Takizawa explains why Link doesn’t have his pointy hat in Breath of the Wild

AN ANALYSIS OF BREATH OF THE WILD’S DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

It feels like just yesterday fans were fawning over Nintendo’s vague announcement of a new Zelda title during an early 2013 Nintendo Direct. Beta64 lovingly provides an analytical link to Zelda’s development past, comparing early footage to the breathtaking adventure we’re all experiencing today.

Watch here: Beta64 takes a look through Breath of the Wild’s development history

SPEEDRUNNER SAVES HYRULE FROM THE CLUTCHES OF CALAMITY IN RECORD TIME

breath of the wild

It was just a matter of time before speedrunners took to the challenge of beating Breath of the Wild in hasty fashion. Notorious speedrunner gymnast86 broke the world record today for an ‘any percentage’ run, saving Hyrule from Calamity Ganon’s blight in just under an hour.

Watch here: Speedrunner beats Breath of the Wild in under an hour

THE CLASSIC GAME OF CHESS GETS THE TRIFORCE TREATMENT

zelda chess set

Hey! Listen! Navi finally makes herself useful as sacrificial pawns in the latest Legend of Zelda themed board game. Stock looks to be pretty limited, so be sure to purchase this premium Ocarina of Time inspired chess set while supplies last!

Read more: Zelda: Chess Collector’s Set now available for pre-order

WILD ASH HAT PIKACHUS SPOTTED IN JAPANESE POKÉMON SUN & MOON

The latest issue of CoroCoro leaked details of a special Ash Hat Pikachu distribution event hitting Japanese copies of Pokémon Sun & Moon. Here’s hoping the charming little guy surfs his way overseas sometime soon.

Read more: Pokémon Sun & Moon ‘Ash Hat Pikachu’ distribution announced for Japan

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

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Written by Matthew Weidner

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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