Welcome to the Nintendo Wiretap: Weekend Edition! 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 48 hours. Without further ado, here’s a few things we’ve picked up over the wire this weekend:

MAKE WAY FOR HEDLOK

Are you ready for this? Nintendo introduced a brand new fighter in the ARMS arena during the second Global Testpunch that took place this weekend. Hedlok, a four (sometimes six) armed monstrosity challenger took players by surprise by tearing apart groups of fighters during matches. Needless to say, we’re looking forward to learning more about this mysterious character in the coming weeks. For now, you can find out everything we currently know about him below.

Read more: New ARMS challenger approaching: Hedlok

SHANTAE SASHAYS ONTO SWITCH NEXT WEEK

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

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

E3 2017 IS NIGH UPON US

Adventures in rigging and assembly are officially underway at the Los Angeles Convention Center beginning yesterday! Check out some (very) early photos of the show floor in action and be sure to check back frequently in the coming days as sneak peeks of what Nintendo’s got in store for us inevitably pop up.

Read more: E3 2017 show floor assembly begins

NEW NINTENDO WALLPAPERS ARRIVE JUST IN TIME FOR ALL YOU JUNE BABIES

Nintendo of Japan released a duo of breathtaking wallpapers to slap on your phone and desktop screens. Breath of the Wild leads the charge, followed by birthday greetings from your friendly Animal Crossing neighbors.

Read more: Nintendo of Japan releases new wallpapers for mobile and desktop

EAT SOME CRISPS, WIN A SWITCH

Still struggling to find a Switch? Frito-Lay is giving away a coveted unit each hour through July 8th. Feed into the gamer stereotype and hit up your local grocer for some chips and your chance to win!

Read more: Frito-Lay is giving away a Switch each hour until July 8th

SHAKEDOWN: HAWAII LETS YOU GO FULL-ON SEPIA

The 16-bit follow-up to Retro City Rampage is wreaking havoc on the Switch and 3DS later this year. To help get you pumped, Vblank released a duo of gameplay clips showcasing various customization options for the retro rampage’s visuals.

Watch here: New Shakedown: Hawaii visual option videos released

 
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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