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:

BEST BUY LEAKS THREE MYSTERY AMIIBO, LIKELY ZELDA RELATED

Three mystery amiibo appeared on Best Buy’s site earlier today, cited as being fully compatible with the Legend of Zelda series. Assuming they are not the long-awaited trio of missing Smash characters, we could be looking at brand new amiibo that unlock the currently inaccessible Breath of the Wild costumes.

Read more: Three mystery amiibo appear on Best Buy’s website

THREE FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES TRAILERS BLAZE FORTH

Nintendo Japan released three brand new gameplay trailers for the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Watch here: Nintendo Japan releases three new Fire Emblem Echoes trailers

FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES JAPANESE WEBSITE UPDATES WITH JUICY NEW DETAILS

Alongside today’s trio of trailers, the official Fire Emblem Echoes Japanese site updated with a treasure trove of new information about characters and mechanics. Join Ben Fruzzetti — Fire Emblem fanatic and Hector’s homeboy — as he sifts through all the gritty details.

Read more: Fire Emblem Echoes Japanese website updates alongside new commercials

SPLATOON 2’S SECOND ADORABLE JUDGE CAT HAS A NAME

The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account lifted the veil on Judd’s adorable flag waving companion, providing a name and the fuzzy feline’s ambitious life goals.

Read more: Nintendo sheds some light on Splatoon 2’s second judge cat

CARS 3: DRIVEN TO WIN SPEEDS ONTO SWITCH AND WII U THIS JUNE

Can you hear that buzzing echoing in the distance? It’s the revving engines of corporate synergy, as Disney just announced the next installment in the Cars franchise is racing its way to Switch and Wii U alongside the film’s debut this summer.

Read more: Cars 3: Driven to Win announced for Switch and Wii U

NBA PLAYGROUNDS SHOOTS FOR A MAY RELEASE ON SWITCH

Old school, arcade-style basketball fans have something to look forward to next month, as NBA Playgrounds dribbles its way onto the Switch! If it plays anything like NBA Street, prepare for some truly good times ahead.

Read more: NBA Playgrounds is coming to the Switch in May

SUPER STAR SOLDIER BLASTS ONTO WII U VIRTUAL CONSOLES

Super Star Soldier, the vertical-scrolling shmup and sequel to the NES classic by the same name, keeps the Wii U on life support this week. If you’re not a genre veteran, give it spin only if you’ve got a couple backup controllers handy for when you inevitably smash your main pad to pieces in a frustrated rage.

Read more: Super Star Soldier bursts onto Wii U Virtual Consoles tomorrow

WORLD SPORTS COMPETITION RACES ONTO WII U VIRTUAL CONSOLES

Your second weekly reminder for the Switch’s lack of VC support this week comes straight out of left (track and) field. An old school sports title from a bygone era, World Sports Competition features over a dozen mini-games spread over six Summer Olympic events.

Read more: World Sports Competition races onto Wii U Virtual Consoles tomorrow

INDIEGOGO PRODUCT AIMS TO SIGNIFICANTLY BEEF SWITCH’S BATTERY LIFE

The good folks over at InDemand Design are looking to fix that pesky battery problem for Hyrule saviors on the go. Check out all the details on the team’s sleek 12,000mAh battery case — dubbed the SwitchCharge — and visit the official Indiegogo page to help back the product for a steep discount should the team’s funding goal be met.

Read more: Indiegogo product: SwitchCharge case could give system up to 12 hours of battery life

HARNESS YOUR INNER MAGNETO AND LEARN TO FLY IN BREATH OF THE WILD

One intrepid YouTuber used some incredible out-of-the-box thinking to grant Link with the gift of flight. Using only the power of Magnesis, mety333 rode a makeshift metal airship beyond the game’s highest peak. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if Breath of the Wild could file my taxes.

Read more: YouTuber manages to levitate Link to the very top of Breath of the Wild’s world

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

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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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