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:

FAN LETTER TO NINTENDO WILL LIFT YOUR SPIRITS TO THE (RHYTHM) HEAVENS

Get your bodies ready for some warm and fuzzies: An endearing exchange between a blind boy and Nintendo melted the internet’s icy heart today. I always knew the rhythmic misadventures of Tibby and co were something special.

Read more: Rhythm Heaven fan’s letter to Nintendo goes viral

NIANTIC TEASES THIS SUMMER WILL BE LEGEN… WAIT FOR IT…

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… Dary! That’s right, folks. The wait for mythical Kanto (and possibly Johto) beasts of legend showing up in your backyard may soon be a reality, if Niantic’s Global Marketing Lead, Archit Bhargava, is to be believed.

Read more: Niantic promises Pokémon GO’s summer will be legendary

FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES COULD BE THE CATALYST FOR FUTURE REMAKES

A recent interview with The Verge has revealed many interesting facts about Fire Emblem’s latest 3DS entry. In fact, the game’s director, Kenta Nakanishi, revealed he’d love to remake the GBA classic Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade so western audiences could experience Roy’s story for the first time.

Read more: Fire Emblem Echoes director would like to remake The Binding Blade

FIRE EMBLEM CHARACTERS AWAKEN IN THE LATEST EPISODE OF SMASH SUPREMACY

Another heartstopping episode of Smash Supremacy battles its way on the scene! Watch as Robin and Lucina bind blades to see which Fire Emblem fighter (not by the name of Ike) reigns supreme.

Read more: Smash Supremacy: Episode 38 – Robin vs. Lucina

PREPARE FOR AN HOUR OF NINTENDO SURPRISES AT E3 2017

Mark your calendars, Nintendo fans: The Nintendo Spotlight during this year’s E3 showcase is scheduled to last for at least one hour on Tuesday, June 13th, starting at 9:00 a.m. PT. Keep those fingers crossed for some news regarding Retro Studios’ latest project — or it won’t come true.

Read more: Nintendo Spotlight at E3 2017 to last at least a half hour

GAME MAKER’S TOOLKIT ANALYZES THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD

Mark Brown, creator of Game Maker’s Toolkit, released an awesome new video in his Boss Keys series that explores the hidden gems tucked away in Skyward Sword’s dungeon design.

Read more: Game Maker’s Toolkit analyzes The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

BYTE & BARQ DON’T GO BY THE BOOKS, BUT BY GOD DO THEY GET RESULTS

The ever-active official ARMS Twitter account has shared some more official art featuring the crime-busting robot duo Byte & Barq patrolling the newly announced battle arena, Buster Beach. Think Bay Watch with Robots.

Read more: ARMS fighters Byte & Barq get some new official art

SPLATOON 2 UNDERSTANDS WE COULD ALL USE MORE UNICYCLE RIDING OCTOPI IN OUR LIVES

The official Japanese Splatoon 2 Twitter account shared several brand new images of one of Splatoon 2’s biggest baddies, Takotsubo Zamurai (roughly translated to “Octopus Pot Samurai” in English).

Read more: New images of one of Splatoon 2’s giant enemies revealed

DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2’S SWITCH VERSION KICKING BUTT IN THE WEST THIS FALL

Hot on the heels of Japan’s Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 release window in Japan comes confirmation for the spiky haired brawler’s western localization.

Read more: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2’s Switch version launching in the West this fall

 
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.

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