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:

AZURE STRIKER GUNVOLT: STRIKER PACK BLASTING ONTO THE SWITCH

The electrifying action of Azure Striker Gunvolt is making the leap to the Switch this summer! Set to be the definitive Gunvolt experience, Striker Pack will come included with both the original Mega Man Zero inspired title and its sequel, though with a few nifty Switch exclusive tricks up its sleeves.

Read more: Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack coming to Switch this summer

NOT ENOUGH? HERE’S ANOTHER SERVING OF GUNVOLT GOODNESS

That’s not all the good folks over at Inti Creates announced today, as an action-packed sequel to Mighty Gunvolt is also bursting onto the Switch and 3DS systems! Ricky Berg breaks down all the details of this lovingly crafted crossover title.

Read more: Mighty Gunvolt Burst coming to Switch and 3DS this June

OWLBOY FLAPS ITS WINGS ON JAPANESE SWITCH CONSOLES

Nintendo Japan’s latest episode of Nyannyan Cat Mario showcased several of the Switch’s upcoming Indie titles — one of which turned out to be the indie sensation Owlboy! Here’s hoping an official announcement is right around the corner.

Read more: Owlboy landing on the Nintendo Switch in Japan

FINAL FANTASY 30TH ANNIVERSARY PLUSHES WILL MELT YOUR HEART

In celebration of the fabled franchise’s 30th anniversary, two new pieces of merch are now available to pre-order in the US via the Square Enix Store — plushes of the franchise’s main mascots: the Moogle and Chocobo.

Read more: Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary plushes available to pre-order

FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES BATTLES FORTH WITH A DUO OF NEW TRAILERS

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia released today to widely critical acclaim. In celebration, Nintendo released a couple trailers to get your interest piqued.

Read more: Fire Emblem Echoes shares its Fanfare and Season Pass in new trailers

DAWN OF THE THIRD DAY: NINTENDO WIRE’S ZELDA AMIIBO GIVEAWAY

Hey, listen! Time is running out to jump on our Legend of Zelda amiibo giveaway! Enter today for your chance to pocket a brand new Majora’s Mask, Skyward Sword or Twilight Princess Link amiibo when they officially release next month.

Read more: Enter Nintendo Wire’s three new Zelda amiibo giveaways

RELIVE THE GLORY DAYS WITH ULTRA STREET FIGHTER 2

Ultra Street Fighter II’s 289th remaster is just one week away from smashing up cars again. Relive the legend with this new Nintendo UK trailer that provides a brief look at some of the ways the newest version of the classic fighting game switches things up.

Read more: Catch a brief look at Ultra Street Fighter II with its latest video

THE WIZARDING WORLD OF NINE PARCHMENTS SPELLBOUND FOR THE SWITCH

The co-op wizard and magic mayhem of Nine Parchments will be heading to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Check out the spellbindingly gorgeous announcement trailer below.

Read more: Co-op wizard game Nine Parchments heading to the Nintendo Switch

MINECRAFT ON SWITCH HAS ALL ITS CREEPY CRAWLIES SUCCESSFULLY EXTERMINATED

This morning, 4J Studios announced that the Minecraft fix on the Switch will be released today, effectively putting those pesky Home and Screenshot button bugs to rest.

Read more: Bug fix for Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is rolling out today

 
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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