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:

A NEW NINTENDO DIRECT APPROACHES

Mark your calendars, Nintendo faithful: a new Direct is splatting up the digital airwaves this Wednesday, April 12th! While mainly focusing on upcoming heavy hitters ARMS and Splatoon 2, there’s bound to be a few small surprises thrown into the mix as well.

Read more: Splatoon 2, ARMS Nintendo Direct announced

BLASTER MASTER ZERO’S LOVING THROWBACK TO THE GAMES OF YESTERYEAR

Ricky Berg — master of blasters and cream puffed mascots — took the SOPHIA III tank for a test drive over the weekend. Find out if this fabled NES revival was worth the wait or fades back into relative obscurity.

Read more: Review: Blaster Master Zero

THE BINDING OF ISAAC: AFTERBIRTH+ WILL (LOVINGLY) RIP YOU A NEW ONE

Matthew Weidner — respectable HOA inspector and notorious neat freak — investigates Isaac’s cellar for mold, rats and wormholes to otherworldly dimensions. Read that cool cat’s full review to find out if Binding’s roguelike return is worth its weight in dung.

Read more: Review: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

NEW NINTENDO WIRE GIVEAWAY RACES IN

We’re giving away a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at the end of month for one lucky racer! Follow @WireDeals and read the instructions below for your chance to win the hotly anticipated kart racer. *Blue shell rage included at no extra cost.

Read more: Nintendo Wire’s current giveaways list

A DUO OF CRAZY JAPANESE SPORTS DRINK ADS FEATURE MARIO AND FRIENDS

Some wonderfully bizarre advertisements hit Japanese airwaves, cross-promoting both Mario Sports Superstars and Suntory’s new energy drink, Dekavita C. Trust me, you won’t want to miss out on the insanity that ensues.

Watch here: New Japanese ads showcase real life Mario Sports Superstars

I AM SETSUNA GETTING EXCLUSIVE SWITCH DLC

As if you needed another reason to pick up the Chrono Trigger inspired RPG I Am Setsuna, Square Enix is sweetening the pot for Switch owners this week with an exclusive (and free) PVP mode.

Read more: Switch Exclusive ‘Temporal Battle Arena’ content coming to I Am Setsuna

LEARN ALL THE SCALY DETAILS ABOUT SNAKE PASS’ DEVELOPMENT

Nintendo UK recently held an in depth interview with Snake Pass creator Seb Liese regarding the game’s humble beginnings and future plans. Check out all the highlights below, including the potential for a sequel or DLC slithering by in the future.

Read more: The Making of Snake Pass detailed in a new Nintendo UK interview

NEW TRAILER FOR FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES MARCHES TO THE BATTLEFIELD

With just a little over a month before western gamers get their hands on Fire Emblem’s latest offering, Nintendo UK released a brief trailer showcasing new characters, story cutscenes and more.

Read more: New “Battle” trailer for Fire Emblem Echoes marches to the field

MARIO KART 8 DELUXE WON’T GOBBLE UP YOUR MEMORY CARDS

Embracers of an all digital future among us will be happy to learn that Mario Kart’s Switch debut will only park a mere 6.75GB of storage space. If you haven’t picked up a decent sized SD card already, Amazon has some pretty amazing deals going on right now!

Read more: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will require 6.75GB of space to download

 
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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