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Square Enix surprised us earlier this year by announcing Dragon Quest Builders — a PlayStation-exclusive title that blends Minecraft-esque game mechanics with the world of Dragon Quest. As in Minecraft, you'll be able to gather materials to create with, but this option won't be freely available from the beginning.

Dragon Quest Builders is spread out over several large continents, and Free Build Mode is unlocked after you've completed the story on the first continent. This will apparently take about ten hours if you just proceed through the story, and even longer if you stray from it. Throughout the game you'll collect blueprints, and once Free Build Mode is unlocked, you can construct buildings and share them (up to a size of 24 x 24 x 16 blocks) with other players on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, or Vita.

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and the latest Star Wars game is a hit all around the world. EA's Star Wars Battlefront easily debuted at number one in Japan, selling nearly 124,000 copies on PlayStation 4.

Sony's console saw a slight sales boost of about 2,000 units from this (and several other games), but it wasn't the surge you might expect from a number one game. Meanwhile, Nintendo had a fairly unremarkable week in game sales, but 3DS hardware sales jumped by over 7,000 over last week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

A fresh batch of screenshots have been put out for Koei Tecmo's Attack of Titan game for the PlayStation family of consoles. These images show off some of the titan-fighting combat and boy, those titans sure know how to give you the creeps. Luckily we get to see them taken down in thrilling fashion through these screenshots. If you're a giant fan of the manga or anime—or even if you're just here to scope out the titanic faces that will be sure to haunt your dreams tonight—you can check out our gallery inside to see all the new images.

When you think of Uncharted, you probably think of the PlayStation 3 trilogy and maybe remember the PS Vita games somewhere off to the side. That's sort of the case over at the series' creator, Naughty Dog, too, as the team's own Arne Meyer explained that PS Vita's Uncharted: Golden Abyss was left out of the recent PlayStation 4 release Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection because it existed somewhat separately from the arc of the series' PlayStation 3 titles.

However, Meyer more recently explained that it is still possible Uncharted: Golden Abyss could be remastered for the PlayStation 4. He says that not much has been said about the possibility lately, but that it's "definitely not out of the question" either.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth launched on PlayStation Vita (among other platforms) late last year, and it finally came to Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS more recently. Unfortunately, it's looking extremely unlikely that the Afterbirth expansion will hit any of these three platforms. According to Tyrone Rodriguez of publisher Nicalis, Afterbirth is not performing adequately on any of these platforms, and the outlook isn't good. In response to those wondering how Wii U could struggle to run it properly, Rodriguez replied "Stop lying to yourself, the Wii U is not much more powerful than a PS Vita."

EA is one of the largest publishers of video games in the industry, and their titles are frequently among the highest-selling games across most major platforms. However, not all consoles are home to EA games. It's no secret that EA and Nintendo have had a rocky relationship in recent years, and the publisher has long since stopped supporting Wii U. Sony's handheld, Vita, has also been passed over by EA in recent times.

EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen was recently asked about his company's support for upcoming virtual reality devices, and he expressed hesitance due to the size of the market. In comparison, Jorgensen cited EA's lack of support for Wii, Wii U, and Vita due to small install bases. Click below for more.

Minecraft: Story Mode blends the Minecraft \ universe and some of its gameplay mechanics together with the story-driven, episodic style that Telltale Games is known and loved for. Episode 3: The Last Place You Look will begin rolling out on November 24th, and Telltale Games has released a trailer to build hype.

In Episode 3, Jesse and crew must discover a means to locate Soren, the final member of the Order of the Stone. They'll see sights and wonders beyond belief, including the horrors lurking beneath the starless sky of The End. Only Soren's knowledge can help push back the all-consuming Witherstorm, but will it be enough to save the world? Click below to check it out.

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Black Ops III is still at the top. The PlayStation 4 version of the latest Call of Duty game debuted at number one last week, and it was able to defend that spot against crossover tactical RPG Project X Zone 2, despite the fact that the 3DS game features popular characters from multiple Japanese publishers.

In hardware, PlayStation 4 sales dipped after a strong showing last week and overall 3DS sales also saw a slight decrease. Despite having no new games in the top 20, Wii U sales nearly doubled for the week. You can check out a breakdown by clicking below.

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is getting several different editions, including a few limited Collector’s Editions depending on which console you pre-order the game for. The "Fortune" items are available if you pre-order for the PlayStation 4, the "Venus" items are available if you pre-order for the PS Vita, and if you want to ensure you get all the items, the "Saikyo Package" comes with all the items from the Fortune and Venus packages, plus a few extra goodies. Koei Tecmo shared a glimpse of what players can expect when the game launches next year in Japan, and there is everything from playing cards and mouse pads to "photo books" and posters. Head inside for more details.

Super Star Wars, the popular 1992 Super Nintendo video game based off the first Star Wars film, is getting a port to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this week. Originally, the game was only available on the Wii Virtual Console. For those that do not know, the game is primarily a side-scrolling, run-and-gun game that allows players to play as Luke, Han, and Chewbacca through events and settings from the first film.

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To celebrate the Danganronpa franchise turning five this November 25th, Spike Chunsoft is holding a countdown livestream on the 24th over at NicoNico. It's still unknown what they will be showing at the livestream, but we know that it will feature staff members of the development team, as well as members of the Japanese video game magazine Famitsu. In addition to this countdown event, Spike Chunsoft will also hold a "Project Announcement Event" on December 2nd which will center around the latest upcoming title in the Danganronpa franchise, New Danganronpa V3, which is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

You may have heard of somethingthing called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which has been a subject of political talk lately. Some details of the agreement recently leaked online, which showed us many ways that the TPP could be harmful to gaming if it passes.

This was one of our talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts on the TPP, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Black Friday is coming in less than two weeks, and while some stores' deals are being leaked, Best Buy seems to have released their deals online without warning. There are numerous deals available, including console bundles, computers, televisions, and other hardware, as well as brand new games from some of the biggest franchises around. Read more after the jump!

After years of producing Spike TV's video game awards, Geoff Keighley broke away to host his own event last December. The Game Awards were generally well-received and the event was a success, prompting Keighley to bring the show back for a second year. The Game Awards 2015 will be held on December 3rd, with various video game companies and Verizon sponsoring, and respected industry veterans like Reggie Fils-Aime, Phil Spencer, and Hideo Kojima are serving as advisers for the event. The full list of awards and nominees has just been released, and you can check it out by clicking below.

Playtonic Games is hard at work on Yooka-Laylee, a spiritual successor to 3D platformers like Banjo-Kazooie. Like the games that inspired it, Yooka-Laylee is planned to feature a rich cast of zany characters, and a new character was revealed today. Paying homage to a classic Nintendo console, the game features a retro-looking dinosaur named "Rextro Sixtyforus."

Each of the game worlds in Yooka-Laylee will have at least one hidden arcade machine, and beating the classic games on these arcade machines will score you a Pagie. Rextro, a literal and figurative dinosaur from another age, serves as the guardian of these arcade machines. You can check out the reveal video by clicking below!