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Crash Bandicoot hasn't received a lot of attention lately, but that is about to change as he will be included in the upcoming game Skylanders Imaginators in celebration of his 20th anniversary. Both Crash and his nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex are set to be featured in the game as playable characters and get their own level called Thumpin' Wumpa Island. Jennifer O'Neal, Studio Head at Vicarious Visions, talked about Crash's inclusion in a recent interview with GameReactor.

Hit the jump for O'Neal's quote!

Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall was a success, attracting over 10 million players, but it could have been even more successful if it had launched on PlayStation platforms in addition to Xbox and Windows. Titanfall 2 will be available to Sony's audience, and if Respawn had their way, the original would have been as well. Speaking with PlayStation LifeStyle, Respawn Art Director Joel Emslie and Chief Operating Officer Dusty Welch revealed that they always wanted the first game on PlayStation platforms, but the situation was completely out of their hands. Hit the jump for more info!

Years after its debut, Minecraft is still one of the most popular games in the world, and updates are still regularly adding new content. The next big DLC pack for Minecraft has just been announced, and this time it's based on Chinese Mythology. The new pack launches on October 4th for $4.99, giving players a pre-made world to explore, as well as 41 new skins and 13 themed music tracks.

"Wander through the streets of an ancient great city, marvel at the dragons that dwell around the high mountains, contemplate on your crafting within a mythical monastery and just enjoy the view as you walk through fields and discover how mobs would look in ancient China." The Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack offers all of this and more. Hit the jump for screenshots and a trailer!

Looking to expand your game collection without breaking the bank? Best Buy's got you covered. Right now, you can save big on a handful of titles. You can pick up Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for $40, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for just $20 (it's only $10 on last generation platforms), Street Fighter V for $30, and Mighty No. 9 for just $15. These deals are only good for today, and you can take advantage of them by clicking here.

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was a good one for Sony. After PlayStation 4 sales plummeted to their lowest point ever last week, Persona 5 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 dominated the charts (taking the top four spots between their PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions) and gave Sony's console an enormous boost. After selling just 560 units last week, PlayStation 4 racked up 96,433 sales this week.

Outside of Persona 5 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, it was an underwhelming week for software. No other new titles were able to sell even 10,000 units, and BioShock: The Collection sold just 5,544 at launch. As such, many older titles (including Minecraft, Splatoon, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf) charted this week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below!

Back in June, Warner Bros. revealed that a bunch of new LEGO Dimensions characters would be coming this fall. A Ghostbusters Story Pack, Adventure Time and Mission Impossible Level Packs, Adventure Time and Harry Potter Team Packs, and an A-Team Fun Pack will all arrive next week, while other characters like Sonic the Hedgehog and The Gremlins will arrive in November. Warner Bros. recently revealed that three more packs based on The LEGO Batman Movie and Knight Rider will be arriving in February.

Read more after the jump!

The NPD Group has released its report for the month of August, highlighting hardware and software sales figures for the United States, including the fact that Xbox One outsold PlayStation 4 again last month. The NPD report also shows strong software sales for the month, as console software revenue was up 8% over last year, and PC software revenue were up 18%.

No Man's Sky and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (the second and third highest-selling games of the month) were the largest factors in the improved sales figures, while Madden's numbers actually dipped 3% over last year. Even so, Madden was once again August's top game. You can check out the top ten by clicking below.

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, and it was a historically disappointing week for the Japanese market. Yo-kai Watch 3 continued to top the software charts (despite a significant drop-off in sales compared to previous entries in the franchise), and no other games managed to sell 20,000 copies, but that wasn't the biggest disappointment.

Hardware sales dropped almost across the board (only Vita and Xbox One avoided a decline), and PlayStation 4 sold an astonishingly-low 560 units for the week. Those sales will presumably pick up in the coming weeks when the new model launches. In the meantime, analyst Daniel Ahmad of Niko Partners reports that this is the single worst week for Japanese hardware sales on record. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Yesterday was Crash Bandicoot's twentieth anniversary, as his first title released for the original PlayStation back on September 9, 1996, and Activision decided to celebrate with a new trailer showing off some Crash gameplay in Skylanders Imaginators. The video has a running counter in the corner, marking twenty different references to Crash's original titles that show up in the Skylanders incarnation. Can you identify each callback as they appear? Watch the video after the jump and let us know in the comments!

The weekly software and hardware sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was another dismal week for the Japanese market. Only two new games (one of which was actually just a Game of the Year Edition re-release) managed to crack the top twenty, and neither of them came anywhere near 20,000 units sold. As such, Yo-kai Watch 3 enjoyed another week atop the charts, despite the fact that its sales have declined rather rapidly.

Hardware sales remained relatively unchanged from last week for 3DS and Wii U, while Vita saw a slight bump. PlayStation 4 sales plummeted two weeks ago, and that trend continued this past week, as Sony's home console sold less than 2,000 units in all of Japan. It looks like Japanese gamers are holding off on buying the console in anticipation of one or more new models being unveiled during today's PlayStation event. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below!

TT Games has released a new trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter team pack for LEGO Dimensions. The trailer shows off some of the locations that will be present in the pack, such as Diagon Alley and various parts of Hogwarts School, all in the iconic LEGO style. The Harry Potter team pack launches on September 27th and comes with two minifigures and two new models. Make the jump to view the full trailer.

Since his debut appearance in Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow has gone on to become one of the most popular characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, even earning himself his own starring role in a video game. Shadow the Hedgehog launched as a third-person shooter and platformer with several branching paths in the story for players to choose from, featuring the Ultimate Life Form as he tries to piece together the mystery of his unknown past.

The game is the latest to be featured by Did You Know Gaming, with guest star Brutalmoose narrating the history of the game's development. Walk into the mystery of Shadow the Hedgehog in their video after the jump!

The developer of Telltale's The Walking Dead - Season Three has revealed today at PAX West 2016 that the upcoming season will be titled "A New Frontier" and will launch in November. The game will appear on PC, Mac, mobile devices, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A physical disc containing a season pass for the game will hit shelves at the launch of the first episode, and of course the season and the individual episodes will be available to download digitally.

You can read more after the jump!

The second episode of Telltale's Batman, titled "Children of Arkham," will launch on September 20th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will continue the story of a young Batman and his struggle with finding a balance between Batman and Bruce Wayne, along with dealing with the mob, campaigning for Harvey Dent, and handling his friend-turned-criminal Oswald Cobblepot, among other activities.

There's more to see after the jump!

PlayStation Plus gives its members free games every month on various Sony systems, and September will be no different—at least, not in that regard, as the service is getting a $10 price hike later this month. If that's not driven you off, however, you're in for some real treats, including the critically lauded Journey for both PlayStation 3 and 4. Other than that, there's also Lords of the Fallen for PS4, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and spooky platformer Datura for PS3, and Amnesia: Memories for Vita. Puzzle game Badland will also be available for all three platforms.

As always, Sony released a trailer showing off some of this month's games, so make the jump to check that out!