Nintendo Wiretap (4/30/17) | Nintendo Wire

 
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

mario kart 8 deluxe

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.

Read more: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tops Amazon’s list of 2017’s best-selling games

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!

Read more: Super Mario Bros. ornaments are heading to Hallmark stores

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.

Read more: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga DX discovered on Nintendo eShop servers

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.

Read more: May’s Fire Emblem wallpapers add Hector and Tharja to your year

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.

Read more: ARMS tournament event streaming via NicoNico

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.

Read more: ARMS sketches drawn by artists from the development team

SABER INTERACTIVE GETS BUSY ON SWITCH STARTING WITH A SHAQ ATTACK

shaq fu a legend reborn

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.”

Read more: Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn, more Saber Interactive games head to Switch

 
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.

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