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:
BOMBERMAN RETURNS IN FRANTIC FASHION
Ricky Berg — Nintendo Wire’s resident explosives expert — gives his impressions on Bomberman’s long overdue return to console. Does it blaze forth with explosive might or peter out in a short-fused fizzle? Read his full review to find out!
Read more: Review: Super Bomberman R
VOEZ DELIGHTS WITH SICK BEATS AND A SLEEK SENSE OF STYLE
Tom Brown — Nintendo Wire’s unapologetic Elite Beat Agents fanboy and rhythm genre enthusiast — takes an in depth look at the Switch’s very first rhythm offering. Were its catchy tunes and simple looks enough to captivate this piano quitter’s heart? Read on to find out!
Read more: Review: VOEZ
WONDER BOY: THE DRAGON’S TRAP GETS A RELEASE DATE
Lizardcube’s remake of the classic 1989 Master System title Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is hitting the Nintendo eShop on April 18th. Be sure to dust off your password scribbled notebooks dedicated to the decades-old original to continue those save files from when you were just a wee deku sprout.
SPEND ST. PATRICK’S DAY GETTING WASTED ON THE BINDING OF ISAAC: AFTERBIRTH+
…or I guess you could technically bring your Switch to the bar with you. Either way, look forward to getting some runs in through Isaac’s disturbingly grotesque basement when it finally releases March 17th!
INDIE DEVELOPERS EMBRACE NINTENDO SWITCH IN DROVES
After the Wii U’s troubled efforts to secure third party support throughout much of its lifespan, it’s reassuring to see such varied and loving support from the indie community this time around. Boasting much more port friendly hardware, tons of developers have little reason to omit the Switch from their choice of platform release.
AXIOM VERGE BEING CONSIDERED FOR SWITCH RELEASE
Speaking of indie developers embracing the Switch, the team behind the fantastic Metroid-inspired action-platformer Axiom Verge has expressed immense interest in porting their game over. Once they get the green light from Nintendo (which I see no reason why they wouldn’t), they’ve prepared to “drop everything and get right to work”.
RIME DELAYED ON SWITCH, GETS A PRICE BUMPED PHYSICAL RELEASE
Upcoming indie puzzle-exploration game Rime announced an official release date of May 26th across all platforms, with the notable exception of the newly released Switch. Nintendo fans will also have to cough up additional Rupees than their non-portable brethren because “reasons.”
UPDATE ON STREAMING SERVICES COMING TO SWITCH
According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu could eventually find a home on the Switch. Despite a focus on the Switch being a game console first and foremost, it’s reassuring at the least to know Nintendo is open to the possibility and is currently in talks with a range of streaming companies.
GETTING JOY-CONS AND PRO CONTROLLERS TO WORK ON YOUR NES MINI
Looking for new ways to pla Mario and Zelda on your NES Classic? The good folks over at 8bitdo released a new firmware update to their Retro Receiver controller app, letting Switch owners pair their Switch Pro Controllers or Joy-Cons to the adorably miniature console.
NINTENDO WINS BIG IN COPYRIGHT CASE
Another band of pirates walk the plank! A Canada federal court ruled in favor of Nintendo of America Inc. in a case against Jeramie King and his affiliated business of selling and distributing “circumvention devices.” Not to be confused with the gray area of fanmade modding or emulation, these are the scurvy riddled, gangrenous kind of pirates who make a profit by cheating hard working developers out of their paychecks.
BOMBERMAN 64 KEEPS THE FUSE LIT FOR WII U VIRTUAL CONSOLES
Attempting to steal some thunder from Super Bomberman R’s Switch release this week is the 1997 3D classic Bomberman 64 — proving the dual screened system still has some fight left in it.
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.
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