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:
TUMBLESEED ENDEARINGLY ROLLS ONTO SWITCH WITH ITS PETALS PLANTED IN THE PAST
Matthew Weidner — roguelike renegade and seedling savant — heeded a mighty mountain’s call for rolly redemption last week. Check out if this tense twin stick tumbler scales its perilous peaks with grace or clumsily falls down a pit of despair.
Read more: Review: TumbleSeed
A BRIEF UPDATE ON ANIMAL CROSSING MOBILE’S RELEASE
During a Q&A session at Nintendo’s recent financial results briefing, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima reconfirmed Animal Crossing’s mobile debut is still on track for release later this fiscal year, though no specifics on exactly when were provided.
BREATH OF THE WILD FINALLY UPDATED WITH MULTI-LANGUAGE SUPPORT
Hot off the heels of the recent Breath of the Wild DLC news comes the much requested language support patch for the Link’s intrepid adventure. Now we can finally replace Zelda’s somewhat grating performance with the much superior Japanese voiceover. Huzzah!
SQUID SISTERS STORIES CHAPTER 2: MARIE’S LAMENT
The second chapter of Callie and Marie’s post-Splatoon life is now live via the official Splatoon 2 website. Discover just how much Callie’s loss during the end-all Splatfest affected BFF Marie, causing her to reflect on her recent spike in popularity.
Read more: Squid Sisters Stories: Chapter 2 released
NINTENDO SWITCH BECOMES A MODERN DAY NEO GEO MACHINE
HAMSTER’s collection of Neo Geo titles are selling like hot cakes on the Nintendo Switch, surpassing over 200,000 sales globally throughout its robust catalog of ‘90s arcade classics.
THE IN-GAME ARMS FANDOM IS STRAIGHT UP KOOKY DOOKS
The incredibly active Japanese ARMS Twitter account provided a closer look into the brawler’s dynamic audience members watching the bouts in the background of arenas. Most notably, bystanders will change headwear to match their favorite fighters — a small touch that goes a long way in adding to the immersive feel of stepping into the ring to the roar of fans.
ANOTHER NEW ARMS STAGE JOINS THE FRAY
At the Japanese event Niconico Chokaigi, an unannounced stage was featured, showcasing two fighters hopping up and down ramps in an unnamed construction zone.
Watch here: New stage revealed for ARMS
NINTENDO HOPEFUL THAT THE SWITCH COULD CATCH UP TO WII SALES
Nintendo’s President Tatsumi Kimishima reiterated in the just-published Earnings Call Q&A session that the company hopes the Nintendo Switch can reach the Wii’s record-breaking lifetime hardware sales given enough time. A daunting task, though completely plausible given the Switch’s success so far.
NBA PLAYGROUNDS SHOOTS FOR SWITCH MAY 9th
‘90s inspired arcade jam NBA Playgrounds has officially left its vague, bench warming spring release window, dribbling onto Switch early next week! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the original reveal trailer below.
Watch here: NBA Playgrounds hits the Switch May 9th
TUMBLESEED DEVS HOSTING A $500 DAILY CHALLENGE
To celebrate aeiowu’s fantastic rolly roguelike release, the developers announced a $500 grand prize for lucky daily challenge high score holders each night for a week starting May 9th. Better get practicing, because you only get one shot per day to tumble your way to the top!
Read more: TumbleSeed developers offering a $500 daily challenge
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.