Daily Wiretap (3/28/17) | Nintendo Wire

 
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:

HAS-BEEN HEROES GIVES LADY LUCK A RUN FOR HER MONEY

Indie roguelike Has-Been Heroes launched for the Nintendo Switch today! Join me as I muster up the strength to escort twin princesses to school through monster infested kingdoms with history’s leftover legends from a bygone era.

Read more: Review: Has-Been Heroes

FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES DETAILS EVEN MORE AMIIBO FUNCTIONALITY

Nintendo UK shared a new image showcasing the Illusory Hero feature for Fire Emblem Echoes. Tapping any of the previously released Fire Emblem amiibo will summon a ghostly visage of the respective amiibo, acting as a temporary ally for a single turn.

Read more: First look at Illusory Hero in Fire Emblem Echoes

SPLATOON 2 OVER MOBILE HOTSPOT RUNS LIKE A DREAM

Squid kids on the go will be excited to learn that Splatoon 2 is an incredibly smooth experience when played over mobile hotspots. In fact, a 20 minute session of frantic Splatoon 2 warfare only uses around 46MB of data, meaning anyone with a strong LTE connection and decent data plan can ink up the competition from anywhere in the world without breaking the bank.

Read more: Splatoon 2 over LTE uses surprisingly little data

7,651 POKÉMON SUN & MOON PLAYERS TAKE “BEING THE VERY BEST” A LITTLE TOO FAR

Thousands of Trainers were banned from online play in Pokémon Sun & Moon for having profiles with illegal, altered save data. Seriously, let’s keep the competition fair, huh guys?

Read more: 7,651 players banned from Pokémon Sun & Moon

SNAKE PASS RETHINKS PLATFORMING CONVENTIONS

As Nintendo Wire’s animal control expert Ricky Berg slowly chips away at a review, check out his early impressions of Snake Pass’ sidewinding world and unconventional (yet fun) control scheme.

Read more: First impressions: Slithering into Snake Pass’ early levels

SUPER MEAT BOY FOREVER SWITCH PORT A POSSIBILITY

Team Meat dropped a morsel of hope for fans wondering if Super Meat Boy would ever make the leap to Nintendo Switch. While there are no plans to port the original over, the highly anticipated followup, Super Meat Boy Forever, may be in the cards.

Read more: Team Meat considering Super Meat Boy Forever port to Switch

CLEVER REDDITOR CREATES THE FIRST EVER NINTENDO SWITCH-DEE-FOUR

Retro enthusiasts will no doubt get a kick out of this one: Reddit user tettzan777 modded an old Nintendo 64 console to house the Switch’s dock. Here’s hoping a Super Nintendo model is in the works.

Read more: Offbeat: A Redditor just made the Switch dock a whole lot better

PLAYTONIC WORKING DILIGENTLY TO GET YOOKA-LAYLEE ON SWITCH ASAP

Missing its launch window alongside PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic Games assured fans of late ‘90s platformers that it’s working directly with Nintendo to get a Switch version shipped out as soon as possible.

Read more: Playtonic gives a brief update on Yooka-Laylee for the Switch

ROCKET LEAGUE BEING EVALUATED FOR POSSIBLE SWITCH RELEASE

Good news, fans of aerial automotive soccer hybrids: Rocket League is being considered by developer Psyonix for release on the Switch! Just be sure to keep your hopes in check for now, as nothing’s been definitively confirmed until both community demand and technical limitations of the system have been thoroughly assessed.

Read more: Rocket League developer Psyonix “evaluating” possibility of a Switch version

LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER WILL NOT REQUIRE A MANDATORY INSTALL

There’s been a lot of misinformation spreading around the web regarding Lego City Undercover’s ‘supposed’ mandatory 13GB install for both physical and digital copies of the game. Warner Bros. issued a statement today clearing the air of confusion, declaring players who purchase at retail will not need to download additional data to play.

Read more: Warner Bros. clears up discrepancies over Lego City Undercover for the Switch

DISGAEA 5 COMPLETE OFFICIAL WEBSITE LAUNCHES

Check out Disgaea 5’s beautiful new website as you wait for its launch on May 23rd, complete with story overviews, cast bios and gameplay details. Be sure to check out the game’s over-the-top opening movie trailer while you’re at it, too!

Read more: Disgaea 5 Complete shares its opening movie, official website now online

FIRE EMBLEM HEROES GETS WEIRD FOR EASTER

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The official Japanese Fire Emblem Heroes Twitter page teased exclusive Easter content hopping toward the mobile title. Several silhouettes can be spotted donning rabbit ears, leading series fans in a frenzy of speculation as to what’s in store for their merry band of pocket heroes come this Thursday.

Read more: New bunny themed content coming to Fire Emblem Heroes this Thursday

NINTENDO SWITCH STABLE AS A TABLE THANKS TO LATEST FIRMWARE UPDATE

New firmware for the Nintendo Switch dropped late last night, beefing up the system’s overall stability. While it’s never 100% clear what these stability improvements actually mean, I can always count on the overflow of memes on the matter to brighten up my day.

Read more: Nintendo Switch firmware version 2.1.0 is now live

 
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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