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:

SWITCH ONLINE SERVICE BLUE-SHELLED BACK TO 2018

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The veil has been ever-so-slightly on Nintendo Switch’s online service tonight, featuring price points and further details regarding its classic games selection. Most notably, the service has been delayed to sometime next year, with online multiplayer remaining free up until launch.

Read more: Nintendo reveals Nintendo Switch Online features, pricing; postponed until 2018

PLUMBERS OFTEN MOONLIGHT AS TRAFFIC SAFETY CORRESPONDENTS. THE MORE YOU KNOW!

To the shock of Mario fans everywhere, the plucky plumber’s apparently been giving lectures about traffic safety to elementary students alongside his day job fighting Koopa kings and saving princesses. Check out some captured footage of the long lost animation in action below.

Watch here: Watch Mario entertain in “Super Mario Traffic Safety” instructional video

JAPANESE FIRE EMBLEM WARRIORS WEBSITE CHOCK FULL OF SCREENSHOTS AND ART WORK

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have opened up the official website for Fire Emblem Warriors and it features plenty of beautiful assets for fans to pore over.

Read more: Japanese Fire Emblem Warriors website goes live

PARAPLEGIC TERMINATORS KICK THE NEO GEO INTO OVERDRIVE AND MICE MANNED MACHINES WANDER THE DESERT FOR GOLD IN THIS WEEK’S ESHOP UPDATE

It’s a slow week for Nintendo fans looking to beef up their digital libraries, with Last Resort’s bullet hell mayhem raining down on Switch, followed by Of Mice and Sand’s Mad Max inspired dash through dusty desert dunes.

Read more: eShop Update: Week of 6/1/17 (North America)

SMASH SUPREMACY RETURNS WITH A BATTLE OF THE POCKET PALS

Tune in for an epic battle of Poké prowess in this week’s 39th edition of Smash Supremacy as Charizard and Lucario lock claws to decide once and for all which of the two crushed Ash Ketchum’s dream of winning the PokéLeague harder.

Read more: Smash Supremacy: Episode 39: Charizard vs. Lucario

TEASES AND CRAVINGS GALORE IN TODAY’S ARMS NEWS ROUNDUP

Prepare to get a massive craving for some spicy ramen in today’s ARMS news roundup. Nintendo Wire’s punch-powered expert Jennifer Burch runs you through all the latest slap-happy news.

Read more: ARMS news roundup: A new fighter, a new tournament, delicious ramen and more!

NEW SPLATOON 2 GEAR BY FORGE REPORTS FOR DUTY

Fashion-savvy squid kid Jennifer Burch runs you through all the latest Splatoon 2 news, from Forge’s latest in military fashion to Hori’s trendy real-life headset.

Read more: Splatoon 2 news roundup: Forge returns, merchandise appears and more

SPLATOON 2’S VOICE CHAT IS PROVING TO BE CHUM-BERSOME

Thanks to the recently announced Hori headset, we’ve garnered a bit of insight into how Splatoon 2’s voice chat will work. TLDR: I hope you like wires.

Read more: Splatoon 2’s voice chat explained, new Hori headset announced

GET THE SMACKDOWN ON SPLATOON 2 AND ARMS’S E3 TOURNAMENTS

Thanks to a press release from Nintendo, we now have a much clearer picture of what this year’s Splatoon 2 and ARMS tournament will entail, including start times and competitors.

Read more: Splatoon 2 and ARMS E3 tournaments detailed by Nintendo

JAPANESE MONSTER HUNTER XX: NINTENDO SWITCH BUNDLES SOLD OUT LIKE HOTCAKES

More photos surfaced of the first special edition Switch bundle themed after Monster Hunter, which is sure to make series fans sad considering this beauty sold out within 100 minutes of going live.

Read more: New photos of Monster Hunter XX: Nintendo Switch Version available

INDIE RPG INDIVISIBLE GETS THE SWITCH TREATMENT

Adding to the tidal wave of indie games being ported to Nintendo’s latest system, Lab Zero’s gorgeously hand-drawn RPG Indivisible will launch on Switch alongside all other versions in 2018.

Read more: Indivisible announced for Nintendo Switch

SQUIRTLE SPLASHES INTO BUILD-A-BEAR STORES TODAY

Starting today, you can add Squirtle to your growing Build-A-Bear collections, complete with 6-in-1 Squirtle Sound voice box, Poké Ball Slicker, Ultra Ball Hoodie and a Build-A-Bear Workshop Exclusive Pokémon TCG Card. Here’s hoping the superior Kanto starter, Bulbasaur, is next!

Read more: Squirtle plush now available at Build-A-Bear!

MY NINTENDO UPDATES WITH GOLD-HEAVY REWARDS

I hope you’ve been hoarding a decent stash of Gold Points, as My Nintendo’s been packed to the brim with new software discounts on franchise favorites and retro classics. Sadly, Switch rewards have yet to make the cut.

Read more: Beat the heat with new June My Nintendo rewards

ARCADE ARCHIVES SET TO REVIVE DATA EAST CLASSICS ON SWITCH

Hamster held a livestream broadcast via streaming service NicoNico yesterday, where they announced Data East titles would be heading to Nintendo’s latest system, with Magical Drop leading the charge this summer.

Read more: Data East titles heading to the Nintendo Switch via Arcade Archives

NBA PLAYGROUNDS UPDATE DRIBBLING TO SWITCH SOON

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A gargantuan update for NBA Playgrounds is in the works, set to half the game’s file size, increase its resolution, add online functionality and include every other feature under the sun currently available in other versions.

Read more: NBA Playgrounds for Switch update in the works

THE BADGE ARCADE GOES RETRO

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It’s a retro retread in this week’s Badge Arcade’s update, featuring glorious 8-bit pixel badges starting with brand new sets of Sinnoh and Unova Pokémon,

Read more: Badge Arcade News: Week of 6/1/17

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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