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!
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.
MARIO KART 8 DELUXE SMASHES FRANCHISE SALES RECORDS
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.