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.
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.
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.
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.
FIRE EMBLEM HEROES BLAZES FORTH WITH EVEN MORE CONTENT
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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