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Square Enix has released a remake of Final Fantasy Adventures for iOS and Android platforms called Adventures of Mana. The new title is a 1:1 recreation of the original Game Boy title. While American players are limited to smartphones, Japanese consumers have the option to purchase a Vita version of the title. Square Enix is exploring the possibility of releasing the game on Sony's handheld in the west, though no promises have been made yet. Adventures of Mana costs a hefty fourteen dollars, but word is that the remake preserves the original incredibly well.

LEGO is taking a big risk on an unknown property later this year. The independent film Star Wars: The Force Awakens is getting a LEGO game in June despite its measly reputation as only the third highest grossing film of all time. It's great to see LEGO tackle a project as iffy as this one. What's more, the upcoming game will feature six missions that serve as canonical backstory to The Force Awakens, including the mysterious mystery of how C-3P0 got his red arm.

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The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and the latest Dragon Quest spin-off is a huge hit! Minecraft-esque 3DS title Dragon Quest Builders easily debuted at number one on PlayStation Vita, but it also took second place on PlayStation 4 and fourth place on PlayStation 3. In total, it sold over 372,000 copies at launch.

This strong launch (coupled with a few other new releases) gave Sony a nice boost in the region. PlayStation Vita sales skyrocketed from just under 15,000 sales to over 45,000. PlayStation 4 sales also got a boost, jumping from 24,000 to 32,000. 3DS and Wii U sales declined week over week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

The LEGO games have always been enjoyable, if not overtly simplistic, romps through block-ified versions of our favorite worlds. Regardless of whether you or your children love them, without LEGO Star Wars, they would not exist at all. That's why it is incredibly exciting to report that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been announced today by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

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Last week, Sony announced that Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Sony Network Entertainment LLC were merging to become one entity known as Sony Interactive Entertainment. Following the merger announcement, Sony also stated that Sony Interactive Entertainment would be moving its headquarters to San Mateo, California. During Sony's latest quarterly earnings call, Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida stated that games will be the main focus of Sony Interactive Entertainment. In addition to the games, Yoshida-san said that music, video, PS Vue, and other mediums will be areas that they would like to expand and develop.

Read why they moved PlayStation to the U.S. after the jump!

Capcom recently announced that Breath of Fire 3's PlayStation Portable port will finally be available in America next month. It won't be the first time that this RPG has appeared in North America, since the original PlayStation version was released worldwide, however the PSP port never made it there when it was released 10 years ago. The game will be available for $9.99 USD on PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation TV, and it's certainly a must-have for RPG lovers!

If there's one game to rival the moving goalpost that is Half-Life 3, it is Beyond Good & Evil 2, a game that most people have accepted is never going to come out. Except it will one day, says the series creator Michael Ancel. In a conversation with Double Fine mastermind Tim Schafer, Ancel revealed that he continues to work on the game, though it's proven to be a fickle project to nail creatively. Head inside for the quote.

As February fast approaches us, so too does another lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Yesterday, Sony revealed the full lineup of six games, which will be available on February 2nd. PlayStation 4 users will be able to download Nom Nom Galaxy and Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back, which is also compatible with the PlayStation 3 and Vita. If you have a PlayStation 3, you'll be able to grab Grid Autosport and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Lastly, Vita fans can claim Nova-111 and Lemmings Touch. You can check out the promo video for the PlayStation 4 lineup after the jump.

The latest weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and this time around it was a battle of previously-released games. Yakuza: Kiwami (a greatly expanded remake of the original Yakuza) easily won, taking the top spot with its PlayStation 4 release and the second spot with its PlayStation 3 release. Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS (a port of Wii U title Hyrule Warriors with added content) came in third. Just Cause 3 broke the cycle at number four, but the top five was rounded out by another re-release, Resident Evil: Origins Collection. You can check out a full breakdown by clicking below.

PlayStation has for years been run by two separate corporate entities, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Sony Network Entertainment LLC. However, as of yesterday, both companies are combining into one company called Sony Interactive Entertainment. This company is set apart from Sony, but it is not cutting all of its ties with its parent company just yet. For now not much will actually change with PlayStation, besides the company moving its headquarters to San Mateo, California.

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Comcept's spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega ManMighty No. 9 – was officially set to launch two weeks from now on February 9th. The Kickstarter-funded game that breached $4 million in total crowdfunding had already been delayed twice from a Spring and Fall launch last year due to bugs and other issues cropping up in the game's online features.

But despite Keiji Inafune's assurances in October that Mighty No. 9 would not be delayed again, a new Kickstarter update has announced that this will unfortunately be the case. The delay is again due to these same online issues, leaving the release date as a vague Spring 2016.

Read on after the jump for Inafune's explanation on the matter.

Fans of TT Games' LEGO video games know that they are full of zany humor and tons of collectibles to find. For most of the console and PC versions of the games, many of these collectibles can be found in open-world hubs fitting the game's theme (like Manhattan in the upcoming LEGO Marvel's Avengers); handheld versions of the same titles have always had to leave out these hubs due to hardware limitations. However, according to Steve Thornton, the game director of the 3DS and Vita versions of LEGO Marvel's Avengers, the upcoming title will be the first to include the hub on handhelds. Head inside for more.

The latest weekly hardware and software sales numbers are in from Japan, courtesy of Media Create, and Capcom's immensely popular Monster Hunter X has been unseated. The new champion (taking the top spot on Vita and the second spot on PlayStation 4) was Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir from Atlus.

Despite a handful of new games launching, hardware sales continued to decline. 3DS retained the top spot with over 40,000 units sold for the week between its various models, and PlayStation 4 was in second place with a little over half as many units sold. No other console cracked 20,000 units sold for the week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Yacht Club Games recently came on the 8-4 Play Podcast to talk about Shovel Knight and more, and they said it would be "silly" not to make a Shovel Knight 2. They talked about taking the series forward with a 16-bit sequel—kinda like Shovel Knight’s Mega Man X moment—and they also say they’d love to make a 3D platformer that "scratches the Mario 64 itch."

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on the future of Shovel Knight.

On December 17th, Sony filed a rather interesting trademark that some are speculating could be related to the upcoming virtual reality device PlayStation VR. Filed under class 9 for games, Sony is trademarking "VRPG."

Unfortunately there are no other details available at this time, but the name could suggest that Sony is working on a virtual reality role-playing game. Sony has high expectations of PlayStation VR, and a high quality RPG could help popularize the device. We'll be on the lookout for more news as it surfaces.