Splatoon 2 iPhone 8 cases and covers releasing in Japan

Oh man, OH MAN! I really like that first design. I want that case ridiculously bad. I already use the Splatoon 2 headset as my regular headset when I talk on the phone. Now I could have a case just like one in the game?! I had no intentions of getting an iPhone 8, but now... Thanks to ArmoredFrog for the heads up!

Pokémon GO Plus accessory experiencing issues on iOS 11

We are aware of an issue with the Pokémon GO Plus on Apple devices upgraded to iOS 11. As a result of this issue, the Pokémon GO Plus accessory does not register a button press until after the LED indicator light has flashed three times. We are working to resolve this problem.

Gal Metal - gameplay footage, details, screens and more

Check out more screens, art, and pics here

- executive producer of the game is Tak Fujii
- you are in a high school girl metal rock band that has to save the world from invading aliens
- your band is K.M.G. the Kichijoji Metal Girls
- you play as the drummer, and there is a left guitarist, right guitarist, keyboard and bassist
- features a story mode
- use motion controls to play the drums
- right Joy-Con is for the bass drum, your left Joy-Con is for the snare drum, if you shake both simultaneously it hits the cymbal
- no notes are played on screen, as you can play to your own rhythm
- to get a high score, you need an accurate rhythm, as well as combo of rhythms
- single player only
- due out February 2018
- will have both a retail and digital version

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR - Evidence of Pokemon Crystal 3DS VC release surfaces

While not an official confirmation, some 3DS eShop behind-the-scenes snooping has lead to speculation that Pokemon Crystal might be added to the 3DS VC at some point. With Gold/Silver hitting the service, it wouldn't be too surprising to see Crystal follow sometime after. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Random Time! - GBA SP screen found hiding inside electrocardiogram machine

This is something else, man. It's not just the screen element of the GBA SP. It's literally the whole top half of a GBA SP. Is this how all these units were manufactured?!

RIVE runs 1080p/60fps on Switch, runs smoother than PS4 version, say devs

The following comes from a Nintendo Life interview with Two Tribes'

It's kind of surreal seeing the game run so smoothly on such a humble device. It was never intended as a portable game, but it's a perfect fit for it! We've spent a few months really digging into what makes the Switch hardware tick and it now runs smoother than the PlayStation 4 version, with less noticeable save points for instance.

Equally fantastic news is that the game runs at 1080p and 60fps, albeit with a drop to 720p in portable mode. No release date yet, but let's hope that info comes soon!

Charles Martinet had never heard of Mario/Nintendo prior to his audition, now feels like "the luckiest guy in the world"

Coming from a CBC interview with Charles Martinet...

"I had never heard of Mario, I had never heard of Nintendo, and all of a sudden, there I am, doing my favorite character in the world and I have been for the last 27 years. I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. I get to do what I love to do and work with wonderful people, and then to go around the world and meet people who love the games and Mario."

Never heard of Mario or Nintendo? That's a tough pill to swallow, but I don't know Mr. Martinet to be a liar! It's obviously he's super grateful for the role and loves the fans. I'll take your word for it on this one, Mr. Martinet!

It's also worth pointing out that Mr. Martinet will be at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, starting Sept. 21st. You can take a trip to the event and spend some time with the man himself!

Super Mario Odyssey - Famitsu live-stream recording

The Super Mario Odyssey segment begins at around the 2 hour, 45 minute mark.