Welcome to the Nintendo Wiretap: Weekend Edition! 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 48 hours. Without further ado, here’s a few things we’ve picked up over the wire this weekend:

ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II EARNS ITS KEEP ON SWITCH

Ricky Berg — instigator of street brawls and destroyer of Volvos — shared his impressions for Ultra Street Fighter II’s Switch debut. Check out how this timeless fighter plays with the Joy-Con versus the much beloved Super Nintendo controller.

Read more: Getting a handle on Joy-Con with Ultra Street Fighter II

MARIO KART GOES FOR GOLD

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According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now holds the illustrious honor of being the all time best-selling racing franchise in the United States.

Read more: Mario Kart is now the best-selling racing franchise in the US

SPRINGMAN AND TWINTELLE’S PEDESTRIAN LIVES

The official ARMS Twitter account is at it again, this time with a humorous look into several fighters’ personal lives. Turns out celebrities are just like real people, who knew!

Read more: Take a look at Springman and Twintelle having some time off

ANOTHER SWITCH RESTOCK HAS COME AND GONE

Best Buy stores reportedly received limited quantities of Switch consoles this morning. Were you one of the lucky few waiting in line to finally nab one?

Read more: Best Buy restocking the Switch on Sunday, May 21st

 
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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