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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CRAFT YOUR VERY OWN ARMS ANNOUNCER
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
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.
DUNGEON CRAWLING FEELS FRESH IN FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES
The Nintendo Treehouse blog returns with another Fire Emblem Echoes reveal, this time delving deep into the game’s unique dungeon crawling mechanics.
CELICA AND CO INVADE FIRE EMBLEM HEROES NEXT WEEK
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.
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.
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.
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