Weekend Wiretap (4/9/17) | Nintendo Wire

 
Welcome to the Daily Wiretap: Weekend Edition! 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 48 hours. Without further ado, here’s a few things we’ve picked up over the wire this weekend:

DETAILS ON CATCHING LEGENDARY POKÉMON MARSHADOW IMMINENT

The veil has finally been lifted on the Mythical Pokémon Marshadow, as the franchise’s social media accounts officially teased details on how to nab the ghostly goo ball for yourself will be coming soon.

Read more: Marshadow officially revealed as a Pokémon

ISAAC GOES BALLISTIC IN GORGEOUS 2ND PRINT COVER

Nicalis’ official Twitter account confirmed The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be getting a second physical run, complete with epic new cover art. Unfortunately, it’s unclear whether it will include the physical manual and stickers.

Read more: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ getting a second physical run with new art

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS PATENT TEASES POSSIBLE MARIO KART ATTRACTION

A series of new Universal Studios ride patents surfaced online, with one in particular hinting at Mario Kart making a pit stop to the park. I don’t know about you, but I think a go-kart attraction would make much more sense.

Read more: New Universal Studios patents could point to Mario Kart attraction

OVERWATCH SWITCH PORT STILL UNLIKELY, BUT BLIZZARD’S OPEN TO THE IDEA

The lukewarm tease for an Overwatch Switch port continued this weekend, with Director Jeff Kaplan delving into slightly more detail regarding the technical hurdles the team would face should it ever take the plunge.

Read more: Blizzard open to Overwatch Switch port, no active plans for it

20TH POKÉMON MOVIE GETS A TANTALIZING NEW TEASER

The nostalgia is strong with this one. Check out the brand new trailer for Pokémon – I Choose You!, set to release in Japan this summer.

Read more: New trailer for the 20th Pokémon movie released

POKÉMON GO TAKES HOME BAFTA GAME AWARD

Pokémon GO took home the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts Game Award for “Best Mobile and Handheld Game.” In celebration of the event, Trainers can look forward to some all new cooperative social features coming to the app sometime this spring. Here’s hoping trading or a more refined battle system is just around the corner.

Read more: Pokémon GO takes home BAFTA Game Award, “cooperative” experiences coming soon

SQUARE ENIX EXCITED ABOUT THE SWITCH

Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda reiterated the company’s unbridled enthusiasm to develop games for the Nintendo Switch. Check out everything he had to say on marrying the Switch’s unique capabilities with some of Square Enix’s most popular franchises.

Read more: CEO of Square Enix Yosuke Matsuda excited about the Switch

THE SNES MAKES A COMEBACK WITH NEW TITLE UNHOLY NIGHT: THE DARKNESS HUNTER

Take a time machine back to the early ‘90s this summer with the brand new SNES title Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter! Developed by a team of former SNK staffers, this classic 2D fighter looks to capture some of that old school brawler magic.

Read more: Brand new SNES game, Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter, up for pre-order

JACKBOX PARTY PACK 3 HEADS TO THE SWITCH THIS WEEK

The king of party games, Jackbox Games, is porting over its latest compilation of couch multiplayer mayhem to the Switch. It should prove a wacky good time for anyone seeking a more laid back affair.

Read more: Jackbox Party Pack 3 heads to the Switch on April 13th

MARIO KART 8 DELUXE TEASER SITE LAUNCHES

The North American Mario Kart 8 Deluxe website is now live and includes images and trailers of the upcoming racer. We’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for the full site reveal when it inevitably launches in the coming weeks.

Read more: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe teaser site now open in North America

UNREAL GAMES EXTREMELY EASY TO PORT TO SWITCH, SNAKE PASS TOOK ONLY SEVEN DAYS

Believe it or not, Snake Pass was surprisingly easy to get running on Nintendo’s shiny new handheld hybrid. The game’s creator, Seb Liese, shared this tidbit and more in an interview with GamerPros.

Read more: Snake Pass only took seven days to get running on the Switch

DARKSIDERS WARMASTERED EDITION FINALLY LAUNCHING THIS MAY

A half year after getting released on other platforms, the HD remaster of Darksiders finally has a launch date on Wii U for both North America and Europe. Sadly, it’ll only run at 30fps, making it the inferior version of the bunch.

Read more: Darksiders Warmastered Edition gets European release date on Wii U

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

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