Welcome to the Nintendo Wiretap: Weekend Edition! 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 48 hours. Without further ado, here’s a few things we’ve picked up over the wire this weekend:
MARIO KART 8 DELUXE FINISHES IN FIRST PLACE FOR AMAZON’S BEST-SELLING 2017 GAME AFTER JUST ONE DAY
According to Amazon sales charts, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the online retailer’s best-selling game of 2017 so far, beating out the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch and Horizon Zero Dawn.
DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF BLOOPERS
Get a jump on the holiday season with a brand new set of Super Mario Bros. ornaments heading to Hallmark stores starting later this summer!
HAVE YOU READINESS FOR THIS?!? I HAVE FURY!
Great news, Mario RPG fans! Courtesy of some diligent data mining, a potential deluxe port for Game Boy Advance game Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga was discovered on Nintendo eShop servers, possibly for the 3DS.
HECTOR AND THARJA INVADE MOBILE PHONES
New phone calendars for Fire Emblem Heroes’ Choose Your Legends 3rd place finishers Hector and Tharja released today. Be sure to plaster your screens with the Ostian Lord himself in the hopes it ups your chances of pulling him in this week’s summoning focus.
NINTENDO JAPAN HOSTED AN EPIC ARMS TOURNAMENT YESTERDAY
Yesterday, the internet was set ablaze with high-octane ARMS exhibitions and tournaments, streamed live via video service NicoNico. While the stream has long since ended, members of the online service can catch a video of the entire event below.
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BEAUTIFUL BEHIND THE SCENES ARMS SKETCHES SURFACE
The official Japanese ARMS Twitter account sent out a stream of sketches featuring characters from Nintendo’s boisterous brawler, ARMS.
SABER INTERACTIVE GETS BUSY ON SWITCH STARTING WITH A SHAQ ATTACK
During an interview with Nintendo Everything, Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch announced the company’s remaster for the early ’90s 2D fighter Shaq-Fu will be heading to the Nintendo Switch along with NBA Playgrounds and two mystery games: a new motocross title and a four-player co-op shooter that’s “perfect for the platform.”
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