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:
TAKE A PEEK AT NINTENDO’S E3 2017 SCHEDULE
Nintendo of America took to Twitter to announce its E3 plans. As has become standard these past few years, the festivities will kick off on June 13th at 9:00 a.m. PST with a Nintendo Spotlight video that will look at upcoming 2017 Nintendo Switch titles. Check out the full schedule below!
Read more: Nintendo releases its E3 2017 plans
SPLATOON 2 AND ARMS TOURNAMENTS STRIKE E3
Beyond Nintendo’s digital showcase and daily Nintendo Treehouse livestreams, the company confirmed two tournaments will be present at the show focusing on Splatoon 2 and ARMS.
SHARE YOUR DREAM AMIIBO REVEALS FOR E3 2017
E3 2017 is fast approaching and you can bet we’ll be hearing tons of exciting news for the future of Nintendo’s highly addictive plastic figurines. Join the conversation in the latest edition of the Community Question Block where we want to know which characters you want most to be amiibofied.
Read more: Community Question Block: E3 amiibo
TRAVEL WITH YOUR NINTENDO SWITCH IN STYLE
Our good friends over at PDP gaming sent us a care package of hot Nintendo Switch products. Amiibo Jason goes hands-on with his favorite item in the bunch: the Elite Player Backpack for the Nintendo Switch.
MINECRAFT BUILDS AN EMPIRE AND ELLIOT QUEST HARNESSES THE POWER OF LINK’S SECOND ADVENTURE IN THIS WEEK’S ESHOP UPDATE
It’s quality over quantity in this week’s eShop Update, with the juggernaut world-building masterpiece Minecraft leading the charge, followed by an intriguing indie title that marries classic Zelda II gameplay with modern flair.
SHANTAE: ½ GENIE HERO SASHAYS ONTO SWITCH
Good news, Shantae fans! The hip dancing genie’s latest adventure is being ported over to the Switch this summer, complete with a physical retail edition and HD Rumble support. Here’s hoping backers will have a way to bring over their exclusive content.
NORTH AMERICAN POKÉMON CENTER SWARMED WITH NEW JOHTO MERCH
Johto region plushes and pins were caught roaming the US Pokémon Center website. Check out all the highlights below and be sure to adopt ‘em all before they find happy homes with someone else.
NEW SONIC MANIA FOOTAGE MAKES MY HEART SING
A new gameplay video of Knuckles pummeling his way through returning stage Flying Battery Zone hit the web today. Feast your eyes on the majesty of blast processing below in all its nostalgic glory.
TAKE YOUR BREATH OF THE WILD COSPLAY GAME TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
The good folks over at Adafruit Industries crafted their very own glowing Guardian Sword for real world adventuring! Find out exactly how they made it with step-by-step instructions so you can construct your very own! (3D printer not included.)
MECHANICA’S WORKPLACE IS IN DIRE NEED OF SPRING CLEANING
Hot on the heels of Ribbon Ring’s flashy reveal comes yet another new ARMS stage, only this time with a bit less flair and whole lot more junk.
Read more: Scrap Yard stage revealed for ARMS
THREE BANDAI NAMCO GAMES CONFIRMED FOR RELEASE IN JAPAN THIS YEAR
Thanks to an investor presentation, it’s been officially confirmed that the Switch “Tales of” game previously announced back in January will be set for release alongside Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and a new Taiko Drum Master game sometime later this year.
NEW PIXEL POKÉMON FOUND IN THE WILD AT THE BADGE ARCADE
This week’s Badge Arcade update hosts an influx of 136 new pixel Pokémon pals to collect, alongside returning classic NES badges in the Super Mario Maker and Legend of Zelda series.
Read more: Badge Arcade News: Week of 5/11/17
JAPANESE BADGE ARCADE CLOSING ITS DOORS LATER THIS MONTH
Due to storage issues on the 3DS (what?), the Japanese Badge Arcade is officially ceasing new updates beyond May 26th. Silver lining: My savings account can finally start acting its age.
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