Nintendo Wiretap (4/28/17) | Nintendo Wire

 
Welcome to the Nintendo 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:

SPLATOON’S SQUID SISTER SQUABBLE

The first chapter of Squid Sister Stories has been released on the official Splatoon 2 website, chronicling the siblings’ flailing friendship following the success of their solo pop careers.

Read more: Squid Sisters Stories: Chapter 1 released

ARMS GETS A GOOPY NEW CONTENDER

The roster for Nintendo’s upcoming 3D brawler ARMS just got a bit slimier thanks to newcomer Helix stepping in the ring. If you ask me, the blobular boxer’s Japanese name — DNA Man — is way, way cooler.

Read more: Gooey blob Helix revealed as newest ARMS character

THE NES CLASSIC EDITION DISCONTINUATION EXPLAINED

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé shed some light on why the decision was made to cease production of the miniature machine. Not too surprisingly, the company wants to focus more on the future than the past — AKA continuing to make it rain with the Nintendo Switch.

Read more: Reggie explains the discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition

THE MANY AMIIBO COSTUMES OF MARIO KART 8 DELUXE

Curious what all your amiibo do in the latest Mushroom Kingdom racer? Our good friend Abdallah Smash takes you through a tour of every unlockable Mii suit.

Watch here: (Video) All Amiibo Mii Suits in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

DRAGON QUEST THEMED NEW 2DS XL DRAINS MY MINI MEDALS

In other slime related news, last night’s megaton reveal of the New 2DS XL became infinitely more enticing for fans of Dragon Quest’s gelatinous goobers. Check out the liquid metal masterpiece in all its glory below.

Read more: Dragon Quest themed New 2DS XL announced for Japan

FIRE EMBLEM HEROES BLAZES FORTH WITH EVEN MORE CONTENT

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Last night’s ten minute presentation on Fire Emblem Heroes was jam-packed with information on upcoming features and events. Ben Fruzzetti breaks it all down nice and concise so you can get back to the battlefield and continue training your armies.

Read more: Fire Emblem Heroes Channel details upcoming maps, banners, events, more

PIKACHU’S LOVE OF KETCHUP GETS THE RECOGNITION IT DESERVES

An adorable selection of toys calling back to anime Pikachu’s crush for condiments is squeezing through Japanese storefronts this summer. Gotta ketch ‘em all, amirite?

Read more: Pikachu Loves Ketchup merchandise heading to Japan this July

THE ABUNDANT ACCOLADES OF MARIO KART 8

In case you’ve been living under a Thwomp, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launched today to unanimous applause. In celebration of that fact, Nintendo released a new trailer highlighting a few exclamation heavy praises from various critics and news outlets.

Watch here: (Video) Mario Kart 8 Accolades Trailer

BEST BUY RUMORED TO RECEIVE EXCLUSIVITY FOR A DUO OF RECENTLY ANNOUNCED AMIIBO

If a recent Best Buy Canada webpage is to be believed, the upcoming Bayonetta Player 2 and Majora’s Mask Link amiibo could end up being Best Buy exclusives. If true, we’ll be sure to let you know the moment they go live.

Read more: Bayonetta Player 2 and Majora’s Mask Link amiibo images found on the Best Buy Canada webpage

T-MINUS 45 DAYS AND COUNTING: NINTENDO’S PLANS FOR E3 2017

E3 is practically right around the corner! Not too surprisingly, Nintendo revealed that it will once again not be holding a large-scale press conference for the event. Details on its replacement are scarce, but recent history suggests a Direct broadcast is more than likely.

Read more: Nintendo not holding large-scale press conference for E3 2017

A BRIEF SUMMARY OF NINTENDO’S 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Nintendo shared the slides for its fiscal report of the year ending in 2017. Join Ricky Berg as he crunches the numbers in his perfectly concise breakdown of highlights.

Read more: Nintendo shares its 2017 Financial Results Briefing

 
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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