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:
SPECTER KNIGHT BLIGHTS THE EARTH IN FANTASTIC FASHION
Matthew Weidner (hey, that’s me!) — retro game enthusiast and protégé to Dr. Light — took Specter Knight on a midnight stroll through the Lich Yard this weekend. Does the spectered spectacle live up to its prestigious predecessors or falter in an act of shovel injustice? Read my full review to find out!
Read more: Review: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
THE SWITCH SHATTERS SALES EXPECTATIONS
The Nintendo Switch is off to an uproariously phenomenal start, outpacing both the Wii and DS as the fastest selling console in Nintendo history. Join us as we crunch the numbers and speculate about the Big N’s bright future.
BREATH OF THE WILD GETS A MINI “MAKING OF” VIDEO SERIES
Ever wonder what went into creating the majesty that is Breath of the Wild? Nintendo plans to release a three part video series in the coming days, giving intrepid Hylians a sneak peek behind the game’s development.
POSSIBLE REASONS WHY PHYSICAL SWITCH GAMES COST A FORTUNE
Eurogamer did a little digging over the weekend to find out why some Switch games, like Rime and Puyo Puyo, are more expensive than their console competitors. Spoiler alert: it all comes down to manufacturing costs.
NINTENDO SWITCH FRAME RATE ISSUES: DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS
Frame rate issues plaguing the world of Hyrule regardless of the amount of action happening on screen? While likely the work of Calamity Ganon wreaking havoc on your Switch, the good folks over at Nintendo Life may have found another cause: spotty wi-fi connections.
FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES REMAINS FAITHFUL TO THE FAMICOM ORIGINAL
Nintendo dropped tons of new details on Fire Emblem Echoes today at PAX East, revealing the remastered classic will faithfully harken back to the series’ old school sensibilities. Our Fire Emblem fanatic, Ben Fruzzetti, gets into all the nitty gritty details.
MONSTER HUNTER XX RECEIVES A NEW LAUNCH TRAILER
The official Capcom Japan YouTube Channel released a brand new trailer showcasing Monster Hunter XX, and boy is it gorgeous! Keep those fingers firmly crossed for a western localization!
NEW WALLPAPERS WRAP INTO MY NINTENDO REWARDS
Put those lonely Platinum Points to work by plastering your mobile and desktop screens with exclusive Nintendo wallpapers! Snipperclips and Breath of the Wild join the digital rewards program today, but only for a limited time.
SUPER BOMBERMAN R IGNITES FRANCHISE SALES
Sales data for Super Bomberman R in Japan reveal nearly 40,000 copies of the explosive launch title were sold: a stark improvement over the series’ second best-selling mobile title, Bomberman Touch.
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.