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:

BREATH OF THE WILD DLC PACK 1 WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY

Nintendo surprised us all tonight by unveiling the contents of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Pack 1 DLC. New modes, a new trial and new costumes await you when the pack releases for the Switch and Wii U versions this summer. View all the glorious details and visuals by checking out the article below!

Read more: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 detailed

NINTENDO WIRE’S THRILLING WEEKEND MARIO KART 8 DELUXE TOURNAMENT

Last Friday the Nintendo Wire team hit the pavement with Mario Kart 8’s Switch debut. Check out all the fun you missed in our full livestream recap below and keep an eye on our Twitter for any future tournaments.

Watch here: Watch this weekend’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament

MARIO KART 8 DELUXE SMASHES FRANCHISE SALES RECORDS

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According to Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold over 459,000 units, officially making it the fastest-selling title in the series. In completely unrelated news, roughly ten times the number of tears have been shed this past weekend as a result of spiky blue turtle shells.

Read more: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now fastest-selling game in the franchise

THE NINTENDO SWITCH TAKES TO THE SKIES

A Nintendo representative confirmed that demand for the Switch was so incredibly high that consoles were actually being transported by air rather than by cargo ship in order to meet demand.

Read more: Nintendo moved Switch consoles by air to meet increasing demand

FALL DEEPER DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WITH MORE MARIO & LUIGI SUPERSTAR SAGA DX SPECULATION

Some more juicy gossip emerged courtesy of Superstar’s curious 3DS menu icon. It would seem Bowser’s minions have some sort of role to play in the game’s deluxe port, though only time will tell.

Read more: 3DS menu icon for Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga DX emerges

KOEI TECMO LOVES THE NINTENDO SWITCH

During a financial results briefing this week, chairman of Koei Tecmo Keiko Erikawa professed his love for Nintendo’s new hybrid console, stating that Fire Emblem Warriors is not the only Switch-exclusive title being worked on by the company. Kirby Super Star Warriors, anyone?

Read more: Koei Tecmo developing more Switch-exclusive games

COSMOG HEADLINES A NEW STAR-STUDDED LINE OF POKÉ MERCH

A new line of merchandise is making its way to the Pokémon Center in Japan on May 20th. The Look Upon the Stars series will feature a darker color palette than previous collections along with themes of stars and constellations front and center.

Read more: Look Upon the Stars line headed to Pokémon Centers in Japan

NINTENDO NOT AMUSED BY BREATH OF THE NES

The creators of the 8-bit fanmade project Breath of the NES received A DMCA notice, requesting that all content be removed due to copyright infringement of Zelda characters and images. Meanwhile, in the app store

Read more: Fanmade 8-bit ‘Breath of the NES’ creation receives takedown notice from Nintendo

WHO KNEW PLUMBERS COULD BE SO STYLISH


The results are in for Japanese clothing company Uniqlo’s recently held contest for fan submitted Nintendo styles! Check out the video below to witness a handful of the winning styles in action before emptying your wallets on your favorites.

Read more: Uniqlo’s global Nintendo shirt contest reveals winning designs

SEIKEN DENSETSU COLLECTION STEALS MY HEART WITH AWESOME NEW FEATURES

The official Seiken Densetsu Japanese Twitter account shared some videos highlighting various cool features hitting up the series’ sacred collection: from Game Boy color palette swaps and screen size adjustments to quick save options and a full music gallery. Can we get a western localization now, please?

Read more: Square Enix shares some Seiken Densetsu Collection videos and details

WITNESS HELIX’S BUTTERY BOBS AND TURBULENT TUMBLES

Newly revealed ARMS character Helix has made another social media appearance. Check out the gastric gooball in all its wibbly, wobbly glory.

Watch here: Watch gooey blob ARMS character Helix wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

NINTENDO WINS ANOTHER MERITLESS PATENT LAWSUIT

Nintendo won a rather baffling seven year-old lawsuit today against RecogniCorp, LLC who claimed Mii characters exercised the same techniques for making police sketches of suspects. Yup, it’s as crazy a claim as it sounds.

Read more: Nintendo wins patent case against Mii characters

NEW STREET FIGHTER REWARDS HADOUKEN MY NINTENDO

In celebration of Ultimate Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers beating up your Nintendo Switch later this month, My Nintendo has a few of the series’ many Wii U and 3DS retro ports up for grabs.

Read more: My Nintendo adds new Street Fighter rewards

 
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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