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:
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD TRADEMARK FOUND IN THE US
A newly uncovered trademark has been discovered showing that Nintendo has recently filed for the “Super Nintendo World” trademark in the United States. Here’s hoping we’re just a few years out from racing through real rainbow roads.
MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE RUMORED TO POSSIBLY HAVE ITS OWN LINE OF AMIIBO
Even more juicy details for the Mushroom Kingdom’s pesky Rabbid invasion have surfaced, courtesy of ComicBook’s video game division. Either Nintendo or Ubisoft have yet to confirm their validity, but there are some interesting nuggets of information to digest if true nonetheless.
EVER OASIS BEATS THE HEAT WITH A PLAYABLE DEMO
Nintendo’s newest handheld RPG Ever Oasis is just around the corner! To help wet your appetite before its release later next month, intrepid desert dwellers can look forward to wandering the game’s dusty dunes in a free demo hitting up the 3DS eShop very soon.
Read more: Ever Oasis set to receive an eShop demo
JAPAN CELEBRATES POKÉMON CENTER TOHOKU AND TANABATA
To celebrate the grand reopening Tohoku’s Pokémon Center in June, the store’s mascots — Pikachu, Victini and Rowlet — are being featured in a slew of new merchandising events. From special pins and shopping bags to exclusive TCG promo cards, Poké fanatic Jennifer Burch runs you through all the cute collectibles.
MIN MIN AND NINJARA REIGN SUPREME IN THE FIRST EVER GLOBAL TESTPUNCH
Biff took to Twitter to report some interesting stats on the most recent Global Testpunch, as well as what’s in store for this weekend’s second round. We break it all down in our latest edition of our ARMS news roundup.
WEDDING BELLS CHIME THROUGH FIRE EMBLEM HEROES
The next main Focus for Fire Emblem Heroes drops on May 30th, featuring four lovely ladies decked out in wedding gowns. Fire Emblem enthusiast Ben Fruzzetti takes you through all the details.
GOTTA HUNT ‘EM ALL
Capcom’s online store updated overnight with a slew of Monster Hunter Double Cross Nintendo Switch merchandise, along with multiple limited edition bundles of the game. Keep those talons crossed for a western localization announcement during E3!
RIVER CITY LOCALIZATION LOVE CONTINUES ON 3DS THIS SUMMER
Fans of last year’s River City: Tokyo Rumble, jump for joy: Natsume is hard at work localizing its next iteration of the long running Kunio-Kun franchise for western players. Look forward to River City: Knights of Justice launching sometime this summer exclusively as a digital download.
NIGHTS OF AZURE 2 STRIKES JAPAN LATE THIS SUMMER
The Switch version of Gust’s progressive action RPG will launch day-and-date alongside both the PS4 and Vita versions in Japan on August 31st. Check out the new announcement trailer below, complete with gorgeous anime sprite work.
Watch here: Nights of Azure 2 gets Japanese release date and a new trailer
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