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 couple days. Without further ado, here’s a few things we’ve picked up over the wire:
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE SWITCH-MAS
Low Switch stock got you down? DigiTimes is reporting that Nintendo has upped production to 2 million Switch consoles a month in order to align with the hybrid system’s introduction to the Chinese market in 2018. Here’s hoping Nintendo manages to maintain a steady production flow across all countries throughout the holiday season.
OCTOBER 13TH BRINGS A BEASTLY BATTLE OF CREATURES
Wooden stakes are raised with the next ink warfare hitting Splatoon 2 late next week. The already spooky themed Friday the 13th will be heightened with creatures of the night duking it out on the Splatfest battlefield with Team Vampire and Team Werewolf eating one another’s hearts (and throats) out. Who will rise with the moon as the victor in this ultimate showdown of fangs and claws? Only time will tell…
A FANTASTICALLY CREEPY ADVENTURE AWAITS
Fellow adventurer Jaxson Tapp braved the eerie challenges Edwards Island offered in Oxenfree and provided both longtime fans and newcomers alike a chance to learn what kinds of mysteries exist among high schooler Alex and her group of friends as they embark on a life-changing journey. Find out how the game fairs on the Switch, and whether or not you, too, should join in on an exploration of a lifetime by reading in our review.
Read more: Review: Oxenfree
NINTENDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 MEETS THE HOUSE OF MOUSE
The Nintendo World Championships 2017 is just around the corner! Worried you’ll miss a second of the action? Disney Channel has got your back, announcing today it’ll be hosting the event live this Saturday on its gaming block, D|XP. Of course, if you happen to be in roaming around New York City, it’s well worth trying your luck early in the morning for tickets to witness the mushroom munching mayhem in person.
SHARE YOUR MIIVERSE MEMORIES
In case you forgot, Nintendo’s social media platform Miiverse is regrettably coming to a close in just one month’s time. For those of you wanting to give the service a proper sendoff, the company opened one last global “Everybody’s Message” Miiverse community for sharing your favorite Miiverse memories. Best of all, selected posts from the community may be used to create a giant collage somewhere down the line, so be sure to slap on your bravest face and wow everyone with your artistic talents!
ALL ABOARD THE ODYSSEY TOUR
Hold onto your hats, Mario fans: Starting on October 10th, a Super Mario Odyssey trailer featuring a larger than life Cappy will be touring the country to give eager fans the opportunity to play the game and snap a selfie with Mario himself. Looks a lot like the Rick mobile, if you ask me (not that I’m complaining). Leap to the link below for a complete list of Kingdoms falling under Cappy’s rule.
STEP INTO THE WORMHOLE WITH NEW POKÉMON ULTRA SUN & MOON TRAILERS
Two new trailers focusing on intrepid Trainers’ return to the Alola region surfaced online yesterday, showcasing new elements regarding the game’s story, many of which center on the legendary Necrozma and its interactions with Solgaleo or Lunala. Toss some Poké Balls at the links below for the full scoop on new Ultra Beasts, rivals and your first look at the Tron-esque metropolis tucked away in the Ultra’s many wormholes.
THIS DITTO DITTY WILL LEAVE YOU GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR
Fans of rapping Pikachu imposters and heart-stealing Magikarps received a new Poké anthem to jam out to yesterday, this time in the shapely form of everyone’s third favorite pink blob, Ditto! (Sorry, little buddy, but Kirby and Jigglypuff have got you beat in that department.) For a deep dive into the secret lives of Dittos when left alone at Daycare, tap that link below!
AN ARMS GRAPHIC NOVEL SWINGS ITS WAY INTO 2018
Fasten your boxing gloves, fellow spring loaded brawlers: Dark Horse Comics announced its next project with Nintendo will be a graphic novel based on the ARMS universe! Very little info is known as of yet other than its tentative Fall 2018 release. In the meantime, feel free to check out some early artwork, as well as the full press release issued by the comic publishing company.
Read more: An ARMS graphic novel is coming in 2018
GET YOUR GRUBBY LITTLE BAT CLAWS ON THE YOOKA-LAYLEE COLLECTOR-BOXIE
Still waiting for Yooka-Laylee’s Switch debut? Why not scratch that itch for collector edition-style merch with a pre-order of the Yooka-Laylee Collector-Boxie! While it doesn’t come with the game itself, this gorgeous compilation comes packing a highly detailed 10 inch statue among other delectable goodies collectomaniacs won’t want to miss. Best of all, lucky fans attending New York Comic Con this week can drop by Project TriForce’s booth to pick up the dynamic duo without waiting until December!
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