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:
SNES CLASSIC EDITION RUMORED TO BE IN THE WORKS
A recent report by Eurogamer is claiming that a SNES Classic Edition is set to release this holiday season. If true, let’s hope it doesn’t distract from us seeing a proper Virtual Console launch on Switch sometime this year.
THE BINDING OF ISAAC AMIIBO TEASE CONTINUES
It’s only been a few days since Edmund McMillen teased the release of an Isaac amiibo and Nicalis is already jumping in on the fun. Taking to Twitter, the company shared a prototype of what a proposed figure of the perpetually crying kid could look like. Please stop toying with my heart, guys!
BRIGHTEN UP YOUR SWITCH WITH THESE INK-TRIGUING SPLATOON 2 SWITCH ACCESSORIES
While you wait for the inevitable future announcement of game themed accessories breaking your wallet, accessory maker Keys Factory is selling a splattering of Splatoon 2 soft cases and Joy-Con skins. Everything is currently exclusive to Japan, but that’s what importing is for, right?
SPECTER OF TORMENT REAPS WII U AND 3DS THIS WEEK
Yacht Club Games finally lifted the veil on Specter of Torment’s multiplatform release! The scythe savvy anti-hero will descend upon Wii U and 3DS systems April 21st and 25th, respectively. Best of all, it’s completely free for previous owners of Shovel Knight!
FOUR NEW GALLERY FIGURES SWARM POKÉMON CENTERS
A quartet of Pokémon Gallery Figures has been added to the Pokémon Center online shop. This second wave features the likes of Jigglypuff, Vulpix, Psyduck and Cubone in some pretty sweet action poses.
A DUO OF GBA RAYMAN GAMES ONE-TWO PUNCH THE WII U VIRTUAL CONSOLE
Both Rayman 3 and Rayman Advance are hitting Wii U Virtual Consoles tomorrow. While neither game proves the best way to experience their superior console counterparts, they’ve still got plenty of personality worth checking out — even at this point in the Wii U’s lifetime.
ANOTHER FRESH BATCH OF CONTENT INVADES FIRE EMBLEM HEROES
In celebration of Fire Emblem Echoes launching in Japan, Heroes received a slew of new characters, quests and rewards to obsess over. There are a ton of orbs up for grabs too, so make sure to capitalize on the event if you want any hope of adding Alm and company to your fearless armies!
ARMS’ MECHANICA IS ONE SMART COOKIE
In what’s likely to be the first of many pre-release character bios trickling in over the coming months, the Japanese ARMS Twitter account provided a deeper look into the life of the mecha-suit wearing Mechanica. Check out some tidbits of her backstory below.
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