Please understand: Today’s edition of the Nintendo Wiretap does not include the audio and visual version; however, the video will return for tomorrow’s Wiretap. In its place we have tonight’s live recording of the Nintendo Newscast, starting at 9:30 p.m. CST. Make sure to join us there for all the latest news, and as always, we hope you enjoy today’s full roundup of Nintendo news below!

 
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:

JUMP ALONG WITH MARIO IN THE REAL WORLD

Amiibo Jason gets up close and personal with the Super Jumping Mario toy from Jakks Pacific’s World of Nintendo line. Just be sure to keep the pouncing plumber far from ledges. (Let’s just say he’s been feeling a tad… melancholic.)

Watch here: World of Nintendo: Super Jumping Mario by Jakks Pacific | Hands-On

ANIMAL CROSSING STILL SET TO MOVE TO MOBILE PHONES THIS FINANCIAL YEAR

A recent Famitsu article covering DeNA’s fourth quarter results shed some light on when we can expect to live life amongst our furry friends on our mobile phones.

Read more: Mobile publisher DeNA gives brief update on Animal Crossing mobile

MAGIKARP IS SECRETLY THE BEST POKÉMON

Need proof? Look no further than this endearing theme song for the fan favorite floppy fish, now fully translated and redubbed for your listening pleasure.

Watch here: The Magikarp Song is now available in English (and it’s amazing)

HACKERS GET SONIC RACING THROUGH MARIO KART 8

Enterprising modder CorBond57 injected 200cc’s of Blue Blur into the Wii U version of Mario Kart. Check out the fruits of their labor below.

Watch here: Sonic has been modded into Mario Kart 8

NEW POKÉ PLUSHES FOUND IN THE WILD

Pyukumuku, Bounsweet and Cosmog are getting the full on plush treatment in Japan later this month, along with tons of other sweet pocket monster merch. We take you through all the cute and cuddly highlights below.

Read more: New wave of Pokémon merchandise heading to Japan

RACE TO YOUR LOCAL TOY”R”US TOMORROW FOR AN EXCLUSIVE EEVEE PLUSH

Mimicking last year’s release of merchandise in honor of Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, Toys”R”Us is getting exclusive Eeveelution plushes each month throughout the year, kicking off tomorrow afternoon with both Eevee and Vaporeon.

Read more: Exclusive Eevee plush collection debuts at Toy”R”Us

EEVEE AND COLORFUL FRIENDS EEVEELUTION LOOT BOXES ARE BUNDLES OF PURE JOY

The full set of promotional images for the Eevee and Colorful Friends Eeveelution boxes has been posted on Japan’s Pokémon Center site. Not gonna lie, the color coordination is pretty stunning, to say the least.

Read more: Gallery: Eevee and Colorful Friends Eeveelution loot boxes

CRAFT YOUR VERY OWN ARMS ANNOUNCER

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Put your creative chops to the test with this ARMS inspired paper craft project featuring the brawler’s lovable announcer, Biff!

Read more: Nintendo Japan releases an ARMS paper craft

TAKE A STROLL THROUGH EVER OASIS’ DESOLATE DESERT

A new Ever Oasis gameplay video graced the airwaves today, showcasing the dusty dunes of the game’s expansive overworld. June 23rd can’t come soon enough!

Watch here: New Ever Oasis video tours the desert dunes

CALLIE AND MARIE CONTINUE TO PRETEND EVERYTHING IS OKAY

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The latest chapter in Callie and Marie’s sorrowful squabbles (squiddles?) continues with a self-reflective trip back home to Calamari County. Let’s hope these two start talking about each other’s feelings pretty soon before all this tension kills us.

Read more: Squid Sister Stories Chapter 5 tugs at heartstrings

DUNGEON CRAWLING FEELS FRESH IN FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES

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The Nintendo Treehouse blog returns with another Fire Emblem Echoes reveal, this time delving deep into the game’s unique dungeon crawling mechanics.

Read more: Details on Fire Emblem Echoes dungeon crawling revealed

CELICA AND CO INVADE FIRE EMBLEM HEROES NEXT WEEK

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Starting next Monday, Fire Emblem Heroes will start its Rite of Shadows event which brings four new heroes from Fire Emblem Echoes to the battle. Be sure to take the weekend to build up your stash of orbs so you don’t miss out.

Read more: Fire Emblem Heroes adding new heroes from Fire Emblem Echoes

ATLUS REMINDS ME RADIANT HISTORIA ON 3DS STILL HASN’T BEEN GREENLIT FOR LOCALIZATION

Another video for Radiant Historia’s 3DS port dropped today, focusing on various characters from the Granorg Kingdom and a spiffy new look for Princess Eruca.

Read more: Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology gets a new trailer focusing on the Granorg Kingdom

MINECRAFT ASSEMBLES ON THE SWITCH

Check out the exciting launch trailer for everyone’s favorite brick builder that isn’t Lego! Kidding aside, go pick up this insanely fun and imaginative open world sandbox adventure immediately.

Read more: (Video) Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Launch Trailer

 
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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