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:
LAST CALL FOR NES CLASSIC EDITION
North Americans who’ve given up on ever finding the elusive NES Classic may want to rekindle that flame for the hunt soon, as the miniaturized system is presumably being discontinued after this month’s shipment. On the bright side, this could mean the Switch VC is just around the corner. A man can dream.
BOYS OF BOTH THE WONDER AND BOX UNFOLD ON SWITCH
It’s another great week to be a Nintendo fan! Join me as I highlight this week’s best and worst eShop offerings so you can make informed decisions on how to spend all those hard earned rupees.
ARMS HAS MANY MORE UNANNOUNCED CHARACTERS HIDDEN UP ITS SLEEVES
Eagle-eyed Nintendo fans scouring last night’s Nintendo Direct for every drop of news spotted tiny glimpses of four characters that have yet to be announced for the upcoming Switch exclusive ARMS.
POKÉMON GO EASTER EVENT KICKS OFF TODAY
Pokémon GO Trainers still on the hunt for ‘em all might want to hit the streets all this week, as the game’s Easter event up and running! Changes are all appropriately centered around egg hatching, with more candy being doled out and new ‘mons being hatchable at 2km.
Read more: Pokémon GO Easter event detailed and dated
THE MANY CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS OF SPLATOON 2
Blink and you’d probably miss it, but yesterday’s Nintendo Direct showcased various cosmetic options for your fashion savvy squid kids, most notably hairstyle and legwear options.
FAMITSU’S GLOWING FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES REVIEW
Famitsu’s raving review of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been fully translated, courtesy of Kantopia. Check out what the renowned publication had to say about the legendary series’ latest offering.
BECOME A STEAMWORLD AMBASSADOR AND WIN FREE GAMES FOR LIFE
The good folks over at Image & Form are holding a contest to see who can come up with a clever name for one of its newly concocted characters. The winner will receive free SteamWorld games for life, so what are you waiting for? Clara Copperpot doesn’t have all day for your dilly-dallying!
NIKKI AND ASHLEY SWOOP INTO THE BADGE ARCADE THIS WEEK
Nikki & Friends delivered a package bursting with new Swapdoodle and Ashley badges to the Arcade this morning! Hylian heroes will be happy to know all the gorgeous Breath of the Wild catchers returned, too.
Read more: Badge Arcade News: Week of 4/13/17
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.