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:

SHANTAE SASHAYS ONTO SWITCH NEXT WEEK

WayForward graciously granted my wish for seductive hip-wiggling action on Switch today, announcing a release for Half-Genie Hero next week on June 8th!

Read more: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will appear on June 8th

STUNNING 25TH ANNIVERSARY SONIC STATUE SPIN DASHES THROUGH YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS

I hope you’ve stashed away enough Gold Rings, because First 4 Figures is rolling out a luxurious 25th Anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog statue that’s sure to hit Sonic fans right in the feels.

Read more: 25th Anniversary Sonic statue coming soon from First 4 Figures

POKÉMON SUN AND MOON LILLIE NENDOROID READY FOR BATTLE

Fan favorite character, Lillie, from Pokémon Sun and Moon will be joining the Pokémon Nendoroid Collection soon! Check out the teaser tweet sans Nebby (sob) below.

Read more: Pokémon Sun & Moon Lillie Nendoroid coming soon

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR DOMINATING SPLATOON 2’S MULTIPLAYER

In preparation for E3’s World Inkling Invitational, Nintendo of America released a new video featuring an in depth look at the multiplayer basics of Splatoon 2.

Watch here: (Video) Learn about Splatoon 2’s multiplayer in Splat Chat

THE SCOOP ON SPLATOON 2’S MANY BATTLE MODES

The Squid Research Lab posted tons of details and pictures of Splat Zones, Tower Control and Rainmaker in Ranked Battle mode.

Read more: Splatoon 2’s battle modes and fashion

ARMS PREVIEW ROUNDUP: VICTORY ANIMATIONS GALORE

ARMS’s preview embargo was lifted yesterday for those lucky few who got their mitts on review copies. We break down all the nitty gritty features revealed so far, from a deeper look into Grand Prix mode to the lowdown on Ranked Matches.

Read more: ARMS preview roundup: A look at the Grand Prix, ranked matches and more

LEARN THE ROPES WITH THIS NIFTY ARMS HELP VIDEO

Similar to the one its Japanese division posted earlier this week, Nintendo of America uploaded the English version of a help/how-to video for their latest foray in competitive brawling. Be sure to give it a skim for a leg up during this weekend’s Global Testpunch!

Read more: Nintendo’s ARMS Help video is live for North America

WATCH THESE SPLATASTIC TEASERS FOR SPLATOON 2 AND ARMS’ E3 TOURNAMENTS

Nintendo added the press release information to its E3 site, complete with teaser trailers for both tournaments.

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

TWINTELLE PUMMELS THROUGH THE ARMS GLOBAL TESTPUNCH

ARMS’s super lively Japanese Twitter account announced that Twintelle will be making her Global Testpunch debut tonight. Though seeing as the first weekend hour has already come and gone, you probably already put her punchy pigtails through the ringer, didn’t you?

Read more: Twintelle crashes ARMS Global Testpunch: Round 2

BATTLE CHASERS: NIGHTWAR GETS A RELEASE DATE ON SWITCH

The turn-based RPG brought to you by several former Darksiders developers is battling its way to Switch this October. Check out the latest gameplay trailer below for all your fantasy adventuring needs.

Read more: Battle Chasers: Nightwar releasing for Switch on October 3rd

POKÉMON GO’S LOADING SCREENS UP FOR DOWNLOAD

Kicking off June, Niantic has made four of the game’s loading screens available to download and use as mobile wallpapers.

Read more: Pokémon GO’s loading screens available for download

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

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