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:

THE NINTENDO WIRE OFFICE GETS PAINTED WITH THE BLOOD OF INNOCENT INKLINGS

The Nintendo Wire team received a big ‘ol box of goodies in the mail from our good friends at Jakks Pacific. Join Amiibo Jason and Happily Candied as they unbox a bundle of seriously sticky Splatoon Splat Balls and viciously chuck them around the office.

Watch here: Jakks Pacific Splatoon Splat Ball Unboxing

THE FEROCIOUS BIG BADDIES OF SPLAT2N’S NEW CO-OP MODE

More information about Splatoon 2’s all new co-op mode, Salmon Run, trickled in today, providing a brief tease for the variety of Boss Salmonids in need of a good splatting.

Read more: Meet Splatoon 2’s Boss Salmonids, Salmon Run mode’s “big baddies”

FAMITSU READERS HOLD NINTENDO IN VERY HIGH REGARD

Famitsu’s readers came together recently to vote on the top 20 action games of all-time, and unsurprisingly, many Nintendo fan favorites made the list. Click below to see if any of your own favorites made the cut.

Read more: Famitsu readers name Super Mario Bros. ‘Best Action Game of All-Time’

BREATH OF THE WILD AND HORIZON ZERO DAWN HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN YOU REALIZE

In a recent Famitsu column, Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Super Smash Bros. and Kirby, commented on the undeniable similarities between Link and Aloy’s post-apocalyptic romps through war torn, machine infested lands. Despite their obvious parallels, both titles manage to bring something entirely unique to the genre.

Read more: Masahiro Sakurai discusses the similarities between Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn

SPLATOON 2 GETS YET ANOTHER SPLASH OF STYLE

To keep your Inklings looking fresh as ever, another new clothing label is jumping on the Splatoon 2 bandwagon. Check out the sleek new attire below.

Read more: Another new clothing brand has been added to Splatoon 2

GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES UPPERCUTS THE SWITCH TOMORROW

An official listing on Nintendo’s website confirmed the classic Neo Geo brawler Garou: Mark of the Wolves will be swinging its fists in the North American eShop tomorrow, May 11th. That’s almost 10% of the entire Neo Geo library available for portable play!

Read more: Garou: Mark of the Wolves heading to the Switch eShop tomorrow

TAKE AN IN DEPTH TOUR THROUGH ONE OF FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES’ AMIIBO DUNGEONS

fire emblem echoes amiibo

GameXplain showcased Alm’s unlockable amiibo dungeon in one of its latest videos. Needless to say, avoid the link below should you wish to live a humble life in spoiler free territory.

Watch here: GameXplain explores an amiibo dungeon in Fire Emblem Echoes

DIGITAL VERSION OF RiME AVOID THE SWITCH TAX

The official Rime blog announced today that the Zelda-like adventure will be getting a $10 price reduction for fans ready to embrace a digital future. Kudos to the developers for following in Puyo Puyo Tetris’ footsteps!

Read more: RiME’s price for digital versions on Switch reduced

TAKE A PIT STOP THROUGH MY NINTENDO FOR SOME DELUXE REWARDS

Following the incredibly successful launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch two weeks ago, My Nintendo has added a triage of digital rewards for Mario Kart fans to race towards.

Read more: New Mario Kart themed rewards and more available on My Nintendo

 
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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