The Game Awards are returning on December 3rd, and in addition to celebrating the best games from the past year, there will be world premieres and updates on popular games. Among the announcements, it looks like we can expect to see a new DLC character for Mortal Kombat X. Series co-creator Ed Boon teased via Twitter that he's excited for the "exclusive reveal of Who's Next" in Mortal Kombat X. The show begins at 6:00 PM Pacific time, and we'll be livestreaming it here at Gamnesia, so tune in for the exciting news!

Atlus has been treating us right by pouring out trailer after trailer for the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem crossover (also known as Genei Ibun Roku ♯FE). The latest video they've shared focuses on the all-new character Maiko Shimazaki. Fitting for SMTxFE's Japanese pop culture-centered world, Maiko is the president of a talent agency known as Fortuna Entertainment. You can watch the trailer in full inside. Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem releases for Wii U on December 26 in Japan and next year in other regions.

Monster Hunter X has already sold more on the Japanese Nintendo eShop in three days than Monster Hunter 4G (Ultimate in the West) did in its entire lifetime (remember, this concerns Japanese digital sales only). We do not have any information regarding the overall sales, and as such it is yet too early to draw any conclusions. Maybe the eShop right now is just a lot more popular than when it was back when Monster Hunter 4G came out. However, it is a real possibility that Monster Hunter X may be this much more popular, as it has already sold more 140,000 copies on eShop alone, and if it's really successful, Capcom might decide to bring it to the West!

Splatoon has been the hottest game of the year for Nintendo, selling over 2.42 million copies in just a few months. The team at Nintendo Treehouse will be promoting the game tomorrow with a special tournament oh-so-cleverly titled "Splatournament." There will be six teams of Nintendo Treehouse staff competing in a double elimination tournament. You'll be able to watch it tomorrow at 11:00 AM Pacific, or 2:00 PM Eastern, on Nintendo's YouTube and Twitch channels.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launched on October 23rd, and Nintendo will soon be adding to the experience with an update. Tri Force Heroes version 2.0 adds a new trial mode, new outfits, a new method for obtaining Friendly Tokens, Miiverse stamps, a blacklist, and more.

In order to prepare for this big update, Nintendo will be performing online maintenance on Tri Force Heroes tomorrow, and that means downtime. The game's online functions will be unavailable on December 2nd from 4:50 PM Pacific to 6:00 PM Pacific. You can check out the full patch notes for the update by clicking below.

During the recent Nintendo Direct presentation Nintendo announced Pokémon Picross. This upcoming free-to-start is a crossover between the Picross puzzle games and Pokémon, and it's coming exclusively to 3DS eShop. Our friends at GameXplain got to go hands-on with the upcoming game (which launches on December 3rd), and they've uploaded over half an hour of footage. You can check it out by clicking below.

Nintendo's latest original IP, Splatoon, has rocked the world of gaming as a family-friendly FPS that's actually fun to play. While the game has been out since May, new content such as maps and weapons has been added over the course of several months. While discussing what NX launch titles Nintendo may have in store with a fellow gamer, I brought up the possibility of Splatoon 2. As another suggestion, he theorized that it may be a better idea to simply port Splatoon to the NX and add expansion packs. Join in on the discussion by clicking below.

Upcoming Xbox One-exclusive action game Quantum Break has been announced to be coming to The Game Awards, which are set to take place on December 3rd, and several representatives from the studio building the game and from Microsoft itself chimed in on Twitter to tell us what to expect.

Thomas Puha, the Head of PR for Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment, says the footage shown at The Game Awards will be "quite different" from previous footage and that new lighting effects will be making their debut. As well, Puha revealed that filming for the live action show accompanying the game is complete.

Head inside to check out all the tweets.

Might want to start calling it Black Ops Friday, you know what I'm saying (sorry)? Tracking the purchase data of 300,000 users over three different mobile apps, researcher InfoScout calculated the twenty best-selling games of Black Friday, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III took the top spot, followed by Madden NFL 16, NBA 2K16, Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter, and Just Dance 2016.

According to the data, overall, individual game sales actually made up 44.2% of all video game-related sales, with 37.1% being console bundles, and 10.7% being lone consoles.

More data and the top 20 Black Friday games chart are after the jump!

Earlier this year (last year in Japan) Nintendo launched a new and improved version of their handheld. Aside from more stable 3D and extra buttons, New Nintendo 3DS is also packing a more powerful CPU, and this helps to alleviate pesky load times. The latest example is the recently-launched Monster Hunter X. The game debuted in Japan this week, and Nintendo has released a comparison video that shows the improvement on the newer model. You can check it out by clicking below.

During Black Friday, Sony offered a special PlayStation 4 bundle that included Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for just $299. This proved to be a hot item, and Sony is bringing the deal back on December 6th, lasting through December 19th. If Uncharted isn't your thing, they also announced today that they'll be bundling PlayStation 4 with Star Wars Battlefront for that same low price of $299. Considering the console was very recently price at $399 (even without these popular games), those are some pretty good bargains!

Continuing their work with Activision on licensed games (The Legend of Korra, Transformers Devastation), Platinum Games will be creating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. The Australian Classification Board has given the title an M rating (which can be assumed to translate to a T rating in the ESRB system), marking it down for moderate violence, mild themes, and very mild language. The game is slated to launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

PlayStation Now, Sony's subscription-based video game streaming service, just continues to get better. Last month, they added an incredible 105 games to the service, and today they've added a handful of extremely popular titles. BioShock Infinite was already available on PlayStation Now, but today it's joined by BioShock and BioShock 2. Additionally, Borderlands and Borderlands 2 are also coming to PlayStation Now, giving subscribers access to two great franchises.

Back in July, Bandai Namco polled fans on Twitter to see who they want as a support Pokémon in the upcoming Pokémon/Tekken hybrid Pokkén Tournament. On December 10th, the winner of that poll will finally be revealed, but that's not all the exciting news we're getting. The official Pokkén Tournament Twitter account has announced that a new fighter Pokémon will also be revealed. Pokkén Tournament is currently only available on Japanese arcade machines, but it will be launching worldwide on Wii U next Spring.

Nintendo isn't promising any more big updates for Super Mario Maker, but there's still new content coming in. Thanks to the recently-launched Event Courses section, you can play levels designed by Nintendo to unlock fun extras like costumes. The next costume on the list is based off the trio of Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario from upcoming 3DS title Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. A course made by the Paper Jam development team will be available on December 3rd, and beating it unlocks the costume.