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 LEGEND OF ZELDA: THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

The Wall Street Journal reported late last night that a Legend of Zelda smartphone game is currently in development for release sometime shortly after the Animal Crossing mobile title. Seems like the perfect opportunity for a sequel to Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love, amirite? Anyone?

Read more: The Legend of Zelda smartphone game reportedly in development

SPEAKING OF MOBILE GAMES… THE POKÉMON COMPANY USES FUTURE SIGHT. IT’S SUPER EFFECTIVE!

Stealing a bit of Zelda’s thunder, The Pokémon Company announced a new mobile card game is also in the works. While next to nothing is known about the title, my money’s on it being a mobile friendly version of the online Pokémon TCG.

Read more: New Pokémon card game planned for mobile

BREATH OF THE WILD AMIIBO AWAKEN FROM THE SHRINE OF RESURRECTION

Good news for amiibo collectors fighting the good fight against scalpers: a bunch of new CPSIA certifications were discovered online today, pointing to possible restocks for many of March’s sold out Breath of the Wild amiibo.

Read more: CPSIA update points to Breath of the Wild amiibo restock

NINTENDO WIRE’S E3 NEWS HUB IS YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP TO ACHIEVING NINTENDO NIRVANA

With E3 right around the corner, we thought it would be snazzy to centralize the deluge of upcoming convention coverage in one convenient hub for your viewing pleasure.

Read more: Introducing Nintendo Wire’s E3 News Hub

OUR EXCLUSIVE MAY WALLPAPER IS OFFICIALLY IN BLOOM

It’s month two of our newly adopted tradition to shower our readers with Nintendo splattered wallpapers. (You thought we’d forgotten. For shame!) With spring fully in bloom, the month of May brings Easter Pikachu in all her adorable glory courtesy of our amazingly talented product photographer, Lauren Musni.

Read more: Nintendo Wire’s free wallpaper for May 2017

NINTENDO NEWSCAST ROCKS THE INTERNET AIRWAVE

TJ Cencula and Amiibo Jason livestreamed another fun-filled episode of the Nintendo Newscast last weekend. Tune in to watch everything you missed — from E3 rumblings to the New Nintendo 2DS XL.

Watch here: The Nintendo Newscast LIVE #20 | New Evolution

SETTLE IT IN SMASH: CLASH OF THE PINK PUFF BALLS

Smash Supremacy returns today with an epic battle of the balls! See which fabled Nintendo creampuff comes out on top, guest starring Planet Popstar’s biggest fan — Ricky Berg.

Watch here: Smash Supremacy: Episode 37: Kirby vs Jigglypuff

WELL THAT’S FANTASTIC, A REALLY SMART DECISION YOUNG MAN. WE CAN PUT THAT MONEY TOWARDS AN E3 TICKET SO WE CAN GET IT MAILED TO YOU RIGHT AWAY JUST IN TIME TO ATTEND NINTENDO’S DIGITAL SHOWCASE… AND IT’S GONE

Actually to be fair, public tickets were available for many months before finally selling out today, a mere 28 days before the event. You have only yourselves to blame this time, folks.

Read more: E3 fan passes are going, going, gone

SEGA’S ROADMAP TO 2020 PROVES PROMISING FOR LONGTIME FANS

Last week during a financial briefing, Sega discussed how it will be changing its business focus in the years to come, most notably expressing plans to obtain new IPs while reviving existing properties. Panzer Dragoon and Space Channel 5, your time is coming!

Read more: Sega plans revival of major IPs, shifting business focus

BLIGHT YOUR CANVAS WITH THIS RAD SPECTER KNIGHT ART CONTEST

The good folks over at Yacht Club Games are putting together one heck of a prize package for lucky fans with a mind for Shovel justice! Read the rules below and start getting creative! Just remember that green is not a creative color.

Read more: Yacht Club Games announces Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment art contest

LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 SOARS FOR SWITCH

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… wait, nevermind. Wrong universe. The good folks over at Traveller’s Tales are working on a sequel to Lego Marvel Super Heroes, set for release on the Switch sometime this holiday season. Lego Spider-Gwen basically makes this an instabuy.

Read more: Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 announced, heading to Switch this holiday

ARMS’ MECHANICA IS BASICALLY A FEMALE DR. ROBOTNIK

Mechanica — Yin to Dr. Robotnik’s Yang — is back in the spotlight for today’s latest ARMS update, giving us a better glimpse into the robotic expert’s life — most notably what suits she’s crafted, detailed blueprints of said suits and how her station is set up.

Read more: New information about Mechanica provided through images and site

FOUR NEW HEROES ENTER THE FRAY IN FIRE EMBLEM HEROES

Fire Emblem Echoes is just around the corner! In celebration of the SRPG’s imminent release, there’s a brand new banner in Heroes featuring summons for Celica and company, alongside new story maps and quests.

Read more: Reminder: Four new heroes join Fire Emblem Heroes in new banner

USE YOUR WORDS ABANDONS THE WII U FOR PARTIES ON-THE-GO

Jackbox Party Pack fans looking for their next multiplayer fix might want to take note, as Smiling Buddha Games officially announced it’s porting over Use Your Words — a party game for funny people and their unfunny friends — to the Nintendo Switch.

Read more: Use Your Words verbally assaulting the Switch sometime soon

ONE PIECE: UNLIMITED WORLD RED SETS SAIL FOR NINTENDO SWITCH

Hold on to your straw hats, folks. Bandai Namco announced that the widely popular One Piece: Unlimited World Red is headed to the Nintendo Switch in September.

Read more: One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition heading to Nintendo Switch

 
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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