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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
FIRE EMBLEM HEROES GETS WEIRD FOR EASTER
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.
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.
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