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.

Read more: Nintendo details Splatoon 2 and ARMS E3 tournaments

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.

Watch here: PDP Elite Player Backpack for the Nintendo Switch | Hands-On

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.

Read more: eShop Update: Week of 5/11/17 (North America)

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.

Read more: Shantae: ½ Genie Hero coming to Switch this summer

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.

Read more: North American Pokémon Center adds Johto plushes and Unova pins

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.

Watch here: Watch Knuckles soar through Flying Battery Zone in new Sonic Mania footage

TAKE YOUR BREATH OF THE WILD COSPLAY GAME TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

diy guardian sword

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.)

Watch more: DIY YouTube channel makes real-life Guardian Sword

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.

Read more: “Tales of” Switch game listed for 2017 release in Japan

NEW PIXEL POKÉMON FOUND IN THE WILD AT THE BADGE ARCADE

badge arcade news

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.

Read more: Japanese Badge Arcade coming to an end this month

 
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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