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:

A WILD POKKÉN TOURNAMENT SWITCH PORT RUMOR APPEARS

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Serebii may have let slip the impending reveal of Pokkén Tournament porting its way to the Switch. When mentioning a soon-to-be released arcade stick for the portable hybrid system, Pokkén was mentioned as one of the possible games supporting the peripheral.

Read more: Rumor: Pokkén Tournament Switchbound?

PLATINUMGAMES TEASES THEIR FIRST SWITCH GAME

Famitsu interviewed Atsushi Inaba, executive director and producer at PlatinumGames, during BitSummit this month for hints at the company’s involvement in Switch game production. Not much detail was given on that front, but that won’t stop our imaginations from running wild. Wonderful 102, anyone?

Read more: PlatinumGames’ Atsushi Inaba discusses Nintendo Switch title

SONIC MANIA TAIL ENDS YOUR SUMMER VACATION IN STYLE

Mark your calendars: 2D Sonic returns to cure those back-to-school blues on August 15th. Indulge your need for speed below with a brand new announcement trailer.

Watch here: Sonic Mania lands on the Nintendo Switch August 15th

DESIGNERS FOR THE POKÉMON151 COLLECTION SPILLS ITS SECRET SAUCE

Ever wondered about the design process behind Polygraph’s Pokémon151 Collection t-shirts? The design team let loose everything from branding, inspiration and reasons for picking certain pocket pals over others in a recent interview.

Read more: Pokémon.com interviews designer POLYGRAPH

WOLF LINK AMIIBO RETURNS FROM THE TWILIGHT REALM

Nintendo of America updated its CPSIA hub today with a reprint of Wolf Link leading the pack. If you’ve yet to experience the camaraderie of having a loyal four-legged companion by your side as you brave the wilds of Hyrule, be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss out the moment its live.

Read more: Wolf Link amiibo receives a reprint

SORRY, MIN MIN FOR THE WIN WIN

Biff tweeted up another storm of ARMS news this morning, unveiling which character reigned supreme in last weekend’s Global Testpunch, the existence of the Mintendo Noodle House and a spotlight video on Twintelle’s pummeling pigtails.

Read more: ARMS news roundup: First Testpunch #1 fighter, Twintelle in the spotlight and more

ANOTHER SPLATOON 2 BADDIE ROLLS IN

Another new Octarian adversary is making a splash in Splatoon’s hotly anticipated squid-quel: The Octoreverser — a tube spewing octo-hunk whose bite is way worse than its bark.

Read more: Splatoon 2 shows off another new enemy: the Octoreverser

A TRICKLE OF FIRE EMBLEM WARRIORS NEWS COMBATS THE FOUR MONTH DROUGHT

Breaking the silence since Fire Emblem Warriors’ initial announcement back in January, Famitsu revealed three more characters joining the fray. Unsurprisingly, Marth made the cut, joined by two completely original characters exclusive to the crossover title.

Read more: Fire Emblem Warriors adds Marth and two original characters

LOST SPHEAR GRINDING ITS WAY TO NINTENDO SWITCH IN EARLY 2018

Tokyo RPG Factory unveiled its next game to the world this morning, and it looks to share a lot of the aesthetics and gameplay elements that made I Am Setsuna a sleeper hit. Check out the gorgeous reveal trailer below.

Read more: Lost Sphear announced for Nintendo Switch release in early 2018

ANOTHER RETRO ROMP THROUGH RIVER CITY PUMMELS ON 3DS

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s River City: Knights of Justice localization announcement comes another franchise favorite making the leap overseas. Prepare to polish those fisticuffs because River City: Rival Showdown — a remake of the very first River City Ransom title — is crusin’ for a bruisin’ on the 3DS later this fall.

Read more: Natsume announces River City: Rival Showdown localization

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

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