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:
WORLD VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME 2017 INDUCTEES REVEALED
The inductees for this year’s World Video Game Hall of Fame were announced today. Two noteworthy Nintendo titles made the cut and are now officially recognized for their many contributions and impact on the gaming industry and community at large. What’s that? You want to know which two games? Outright telling you wouldn’t be very suspenseful, now would it?
CUSTOM CONQUEST: DAWN OF THE FIRST DAY
Another thrilling episode of Custom Conquest hit the airwaves today, featuring three gorgeous customs of Young Link’s many masked transformations. Take a look and maybe try your hand at creating your own: I promise you won’t be disappointed.
NBA PLAYGROUNDS DRIBBLES AND BLAZING STAR PEW PEWS THROUGH THE NINTENDO ESHOP
Today’s eShop update is chock-full of ‘90s nostalgia, from NBA Jam inspired trick shots to star blazing shmups. Check out my thoughts and impressions for every single game on tap this week.
Read more: eShop Update: Week of 5/4/17 (North America)
ALOLAN VULPIX HEADLINES THIS MONTH’S TOYS”R”US POKÉMON TCG EVENT
Toys”R”Us is holding another Pokémon event later this month to kick off the next expansion of the famed trading card game. While supplies last, attendees can pick up an exclusive Alolan Vulpix foil promo card too adorable to miss out on.
SPRING MAN… UH… SPRINGS INTO HEROIC ACTION (NAILED IT)
Your daily ARMS fix is here — courtesy of the brawler’s ever active and official Japanese Twitter account — with a glimpse into the civilian life of one of its spring-loaded competitors outside of the arena.
THUMPER HEADING TO SWITCH ESHOP ON MAY 18TH
Those needing to turn their brains off from the intense tactical strategizing of Fire Emblem Echoes in two week’s time might find the action-rhythm stylings of Thumper the perfect companion piece when it officially releases one day earlier on May 18th.
Read more: Thumper heading to Switch eShop on May 18th
THIS WEEKEND’S POKÉMON GO EVENT: APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY… BULBASAURS?
Pokémon GO is celebrating spring with a mini event this weekend. Starting tomorrow afternoon, Grass-type Pokémon will be a bit more in bloom than before. Here’s hoping I can finally evolve towards my Venusaur. (I’m… not the most attentive Trainer there ever was.)
A CYBERPUNK VISUAL NOVEL VA-11 HALL-A SWITCH RATING TROLLED US GOOD
A recent Brazilian rating for VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartending Action led many to believe the unique visual novel would be makings its way to Switch sometime soon. Sadly, the game’s developer dashed those hopes via Twitter, clarifying that the filing itself proved more a cautionary measure should the decision ever be overturned in the future.
IT’S SPRING CLEANING IN THE BADGE ARCADE THIS WEEK
Brand new Animal Crossing and Yo-Kai Watch badges were found collecting dust in the Arcade’s closet today. Also, don’t miss out on the brief Nintendo Switch and accessory restock, available today and today only! For some reason, obtaining the coveted console in a digital world also has to be a hassle because reasons.
Read more: Badge Arcade News: Week of 5/4/17
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.