Rumor: Pokemon Gold / Silver on 3DS have data for Pokemon Crystal
Posted 1 day ago by Brian in 3DS eShop, Rumors | 21 Comments
Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are the newest releases on the 3DS Virtual Console. However, the third game in the series has been left out. Currently no announcements have been made about bringing Pokemon Crystal to the Virtual Console. Interestingly though, one dataminer says he’s found code that could point to Crystal launching eventually.
Apparently, data was found within a patch in the ROM fileworks for Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver on 3DS. This is the same person who initially leaked the existence of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, which was eventually announced at E3 earlier in the year.
ahahaha they left the patches for Pokemon Crystal's VC release in the GS VC ROMFS — "CGBBXTJ0.534.patch". Classic.
— Michael (@SciresM) September 21, 2017
Ahaha the Pokemon GS VC release title IDs are pretty damn suggestive….https://t.co/nTFeNQZS8k — Gold, Silver, Gap, Gold, Silver, Gap, …
— Michael (@SciresM) September 13, 2017
Maybe Pokemon Crystal will be distributed further down the road? Only time will tell.
Thanks to Roadymike for the tip.
Pokemon Gold / Silver 3DS Virtual Console footage
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Pokemon GO Plus on iOS 11 having some issues
Posted 2 days ago by Brian in Mobile, News | 0 comments
With Apple releasing iOS 11, compatibility with apps can be a bit wonky. Pokemon GO is one such game affected.
Niantic has acknowledged issues with Pokemon GO Plus on iOS 11. Basically, it amounts to the accessory not registering a button press until after the LED indicator light has flashed three times.
Niantic says it is exploring the situation. When a fix has been issued, we’ll let you know.
Rive runs at 1080p and 60 FPS on Switch, smoother than the PS4 version
Posted 2 days ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 23 Comments
During Rive’s early days of development, Two Tribes intended to bring the game to Wii U. Nintendo even featured the game as part of its [email protected] program at E3 a few years ago, allowing system owners to download a demo. Unfortunately, the Wii U version never materialized due to technical issues.
Rive may have missed out on Wii U, but it is coming to Switch. Two Tribes is wrapping up this version of the game and has shared some technical details. Rive will officially run at a 1080p resolution (720p in portable mode) and 60 frames per second. Two Tribes’ Collin van Ginkel also says it’s smoother than the PS4 version.
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.
Reggie on why Nintendo keeps information close to the vest, trying to make as many Switch units as possible
Posted 2 days ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News, Switch | 27 Comments
Tumblestone is making its way to Switch, according to a listing on the eShop. It’s scheduled for October 5 in North America and Europe. The game will carry a price point of $14.99 / £11.99.
Here’s a trailer:
Tumblestone was well regarded, but didn’t receive a ton of attention on Wii U. Hopefully the Switch release gives it a proper second chance on Nintendo consoles.
Gear.Club Unlimited physical release is a GameStop exclusive in the US
Posted 2 days ago by Brian in News, Switch | 10 Comments
Microids previously confirmed that Gear.Club Unlimited will be sold physically. But in the United States at least, its distribution will be limited to one retailer. GameStop added a page to its site today, claiming that it will be selling Gear.Club Unlimited exclusively.
We do also know that Gear.Club Unlimited will be offered on the eShop like all physical titles. We’ve also not heard about any exclusivity in Europe.
Jynx’s sprite altered in Pokemon Gold/Silver on the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console, matches international versions
Posted 2 days ago by Brian in 3DS eShop, News | 69 Comments
Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are arriving on the 3DS Virtual Console tomorrow. In Japan, however, both are already available.
These games are pretty much identical to their original versions. Serebii does have some information about one change in the Japanese version though. Jynx’s sprite has been altered to match the international releases similar to Pokemon Yellow. Jynx’s face was originally colored black many years ago, but was changed to purple following some controversy.