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.
THREE FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES TRAILERS BLAZE FORTH
Nintendo Japan released three brand new gameplay trailers for the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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