Pokémon Sun & Moon – Review

Pokémon Sun & Moon for Nintendo 3DS released worldwide November 2016, and represents the 7th Generation of the franchise. 80 new Pokémon are ready for battle, the Alola Region awaits exploration, and more than a few mysteries will be uncovered!

But after a full year of prerelease marketing, with the 20th anniversary of Pokémon’s debut and the unimaginable fever surrounding Pokémon Go this summer, can this new instalment truly fulfil expectations for one of the world’s most loved fantasy franchises? Find out our full thoughts and impressions below… Continue reading

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, Retrospective & Review

Originally released in Europe on 14th June 2013, Animal Crossing New Leaf broke new ground for the popular Life-Sim franchise, with fresh customisation and rewarding gameplay. Now more than three years later, the game has been given the most robust update of any software in Nintendo’s history.

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The new card set arrives in Europe 11th November!

The ‘Welcome amiibo‘ update adds a wealth of new content as well as functionality for a new range of amiibo cards and past amiibo figures. At just over a third of the New Leaf’s original file size, the new additions aim to keep even the most hardcore fans happy whilst also bringing in new players.

The new set of 50 New Leaf -Welcome amiibo cards will launch in Europe 11th November (already available in Japan, 2nd December in North America), Animal Crossing New Leaf – Welcome amiibo will launch as a full physical game on 25th November.

Below, we’ll look into all the new content and it’s pros & cons, but first let’s quickly reflect on New Leaf, before the fresh additions… Continue reading

List of PlayStation 4 Pro enhanced games on launch day released

Ahead of the launch of the PlayStation 4 Pro on the 10th November, Sony have released a list of titles that will be enhanced on launch day. These titles will see various enhancements including 4K support, HDR support, higher frame rates and improved graphics for non-4K displays. The PlayStation VR games listed below will also see enhancements with higher frame rates and resolution set to improve.  Continue reading

Animal Crossing Mini Direct – Predictions!

UPDATE: Nintendo have announced the Animal Crossing Direct will air for Europe at 14:00GMT, 2nd November 2016!

An Animal Crossing ‘Mini’ Direct will air for Japan on 2nd November. The Direct will cover the previously announced amiibo update, as well as some “other features” coming to Animal Crossing New Leaf.

As a 1000+ hour New Leaf fan (legit, no time travel), I’m very interested to see what this will mean for the game and everyone’s towns! In this article, I’ve offered some predictions on the new content. But first, let’s quickly cover what we already know… Continue reading

Vs. Castlevania Re-Production Review

Especially for Halloween, the lastFossil Arcade episode of 2016 covers the Arcade version of Castlevania, ‘Vs. Castlevania’. Check out the video to find out everything!

That’s all for Fossil arcade this year, but it will return in 2017 will a lot of great new gaming content! Stay tuned.

Graeme
@FossilArcade