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.

Read more: NES Classic Edition being discontinued in North America

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.

Read more: eShop Update: Week of 4/13/17 (North America)

ARMS HAS MANY MORE UNANNOUNCED CHARACTERS HIDDEN UP ITS SLEEVES

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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.

Read more: Four unannounced ARMS characters found in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct

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.

Read more: Hairstyles and customizable legwear options confirmed for Splatoon 2

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.

Read more: Full translation of Famitsu’s review of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

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!

Read more: Image & Form Games opens another SteamWorld ambassador challenge

NIKKI AND ASHLEY SWOOP INTO THE BADGE ARCADE THIS WEEK

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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.

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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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