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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue launches in Japan on January 12th, 2017 (and twelve days later everywhere else), and Japanese gamers will be able to play in style. Sony has just announced that Japan's getting a special limited edition PlayStation 4 alongside the game's launch and in honor of the franchise's upcoming 15th anniversary. Hit the jump for more details!

Capcom's beloved Resident Evil franchise has shifted further and further away from its survival-horror roots with each new entry in recent years. Capcom has been steadily introducing more action/shooter elements into the game in the hopes of widening the audience and attracting new players, but veteran fans of the series have been vocal about their disapproval. In response, Capcom is focusing on horror once again for Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, but they're still expecting strong sales. In a recent interview with MCV, one executive indicated that Capcom is shooting for 4 million sales on day one. Hit the jump for more.

Dragon Quest Heroes, the crossover title from Square Enix and Koei Tecmo's Omega Force division, has been a smash hit in Japan and in the West, and Japan already has a sequel. An accidental Best Buy listing recently suggested that Dragon Quest Heroes II would be coming to North America on April 25th, 2017, and now we have official confirmation.

Square Enix announced today that the leaked release date for North America is correct, and they also released a new trailer that confirms an April 28th release date for Europe. While the game is available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita in Japan, only the PlayStation 4 version is coming West. You can check out the trailer, screenshots, and story details by clicking below!

PlayStation 4 holds a massive sales lead over Xbox One, but Microsoft has been fighting back, and Xbox One topped the US charts for four consecutive months after the launch of Xbox One S. Sony fired back with their own new hardware, the new and improved PlayStation 4 Pro, and it provided the sales boost necessary to put PlayStation 4 back on top. Both companies declined to give any concrete numbers, but the NPD Group has confirmed that Sony is once again top dog in the US, and just in time for the holiday season.

At last week's PlayStation Experience event, Sony dropped a bombshell and officially revealed a sequel to The Last of Us. While the game is still "super early in development," there are a couple of new tidbits of information that were recently revealed. According to a recent tweet from Last of Us director Neil Druckmann, The Last of Us: Part II is being co-written by Westworld writer Halley Gross. Druckmann called her a "kickass" co-writer and warns fans that the story is "intense." Gross has written episodes "Trompe L'Oeil" and "The Adversary," while also story editing other episodes like "The Stray" and "Chestnut."

Kingdom Hearts fans are eagerly counting down the weeks until the newest entry in the series, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, hits shelves. Square Enix is definitely aware of the excitement, so they released one last trailer for the game before its upcoming release. The video shows off new story details and the ability to customize Aqua in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep: A Fragmentary Passage. Check out the trailer after the jump to get excited for Kingdom Hearts 2.8!

One of the biggest announcements to come from the PlayStation Experience this past weekend was the official unveiling of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. While we don't know a lot about the game thus far, we do know a few characters we'll be able to play as—Iron Man, Mega Man X, Captain Marvel, and Ryu. In addition to these fighters, Capcom announced in a new gameplay trailer that Morrigan Aensland from Capcom's Darkstalkers franchise and Marvel's Captain America will be joining the roster. The trailer also revealed the the Infinity Stones will play some part in the game, presumably as some kind of special power.

Head inside to see the reveal as well as get a closer look at actual gameplay!

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone teamed up with Ubisoft for the 2014 hit South Park: The Stick of Truth, and a sequel was announced at last year's E3. South Park: The Fractured But Whole was originally planned to launch yesterday, but Ubisoft delayed the game to 2017 back in September, and we've heard little since then. Ubisoft finally decided to show the upcoming game a little love today with a new story trailer titled "The Conspiracy," and you can check it out by clicking below. Unfortunately, there's still no concrete release date. 

Fans of Telltale's Batman series don't have too much longer to wait for the thrilling conclusion of the series. Telltale Games announced earlier today that the fifth episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, entitled "City of Light," will launch on all platforms in just under a week on December 13th. City of Light revolves around the Children of Arkham as they execute the final act of a plan to take down the Wayne family name.

How far will you go to protect the city of Gotham? The power is in your hands.

Back in October, Rooster Teeth Productions announced that RWBY: Grimm Eclipse (a game based off the company's anime-styled web series RWBY) would be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime this Winter. We haven't heard an update since then, but the co-op hack and slash adventure was briefly made available for digital download on the European PlayStation Store yesterday.

This release was an error (and it was also an earlier, incomplete build of the game), and Sony is offering refunds to anyone who purchased it. Following the accidental early release, Michael Hadwin (Director of Game Development at Rooster Teeth) shared an update on the console version of the game via a blog post. Hit the jump for the details.

Final Fantasy XV has been making big waves this past week, both good and bad. Without spoiling anything, fans and reviewers alike have expressed discontent with how the gameplay and story were handled in the game's already infamous thirteenth chapter. In response, Square Enix posted a recent press release that Chapter 13 and other issues will soon be addressed in future updates.

Make the jump for more information!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and long-awaited RPG Final Fantasy XV is top dog. Pokémon Sun and Moon enjoyed two weeks at the top, but Final Fantasy XV sold just under 700,000 units at launch to knock the twin 3DS games down to number two. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS came in third, followed by Watch Dogs 2 and rounding out the top five with All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution.

In hardware, PlayStation 4 saw a massive sales boost this week, jumping from just under 34,000 to over 110,000 units sold. 3DS, Vita, and Wii U all saw sales increases as well, but Sony's console easily topped the charts. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Sony got off to a fast start this generation, with PlayStation 4 initially selling at a faster rate than even PlayStation 2. Sales of Sony's console have slowed down a bit over the past year (while Xbox One sales have been surging in recent months), but it's still putting up pretty impressive numbers, and it just hit another milestone. As of December 6th, 2016, PlayStation 4 has sold through over 50 million units to customers.

Since the launch of Overwatch in May, Blizzard has been hosting seasonal events on a pretty regular basis. Both Summer Games and Halloween Terror events drew high engagement and participation, which made many assume a Christmas event to be inevitable. Last week, some audio files had leaked, which suggested a Holiday event was on the horizon. Today, Blizzard officially announced Overwatch's Christmas event on Twitter, saying "It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we hope you'll join us for some holiday cheer!" Overwatch's Christmas event starts December 13th.

One of the many ways Bungie keeps Destiny updated is through special, limited-time holiday events, such as Halloween's Festival of the Lost. At PlayStation Experience last Saturday, Bungie took the stage to announce that this year's Christmas event is right around the corner. Dubbed "The Dawning," this event will bring new quests, gear, and weapons to Rise of Iron players. One of the biggest features to be introduced is a new scoring system for Vanguard strikes. In addition, the Sparrow Racing League is making a comeback for public matches through the duration of the event. Unlike last time, however, Sparrow Racing will remain available as an option in private matches after the event concludes.

The Dawning will be an exclusive event for Rise of Iron players when it launches on December 13th. The event will only last until January 3rd, though, so make sure to join in on the festivities while you can!