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We're just about ready to enter the month of August, and as always that means we're about to get a new round of games unlocked for Sony fans via the PlayStation Plus program. This time around looks to have some simpler releases on PlayStation 4, as owners of that platform will be receiving Tricky Towers—a Tetris-esque game where the goal is to build up your tower of blocks as much as possible—and space combat RPG Rebel Galaxy. PlayStation 3 is arguably getting the highlight game of the month, as they'll be able to delve into the underworld of Japanese culture with Yakuza 5.

Check out the rest of the rewards, as well as this month's rewards trailer, after the jump!

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Level-5's beloved Yo-kai Watch series continues to dominate the Japanese market. Yo-kai Watch 3 (available in Sushi and Tempura versions) sold another 168,782 copies, bringing the grand sales total of the games to just over 800,000 in two weeks. Although there were a handful of other new games this week, none of them managed to sell 50,000 copies. As such, it was a relatively stagnant week for hardware, with most devices seeing only very slight sales increases or decreases over last week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Square Enix has released a new World of Final Fantasy trailer, which also reveals the game's PlayStation 4 Collector's Edition. This version of the game comes with lots of collectibles that fans of the franchise will enjoy, all packed into a special pop-up book collector's box. This unique case has various iconic scenes from the Final Fantasy series brought together using 3D paper cuts. The Collector's Edition also includes an art book, soundtrack CD, mini figures, extra downloadable content, and of course, the game itself. Information on all of these items can be viewed after the jump, in addition to the brand new trailer.

Gravity Rush was a nice surprise for those that picked up a PlayStation Vita when the handheld first came out. Anyone who played the unique superhero-centric title can attest that it certainly deserves its upcoming sequel, which is now slated for release on December 2nd. However, it seems fans of Kat's gravity-bending antics will have a lot more to look forward to this holiday season. Releasing before Gravity Rush 2 is an anime adaptation that will fill in any blanks between the first and second games.

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The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and the Yo-kai Watch franchise is back in the spotlight. Yo-kai Watch 3 launched in Sushi and Tempura versions, selling a total of 632,135 copies and easily taking the number one spot on the charts. While that's a solid number for most games, it should be noted that Yo-kai Watch 2 sold over double that amount in its first week.

In hardware, the launch of Yo-kai Watch 3 helped boost 3DS sales by about 7,000 units, easily making Nintendo's handheld the top-selling device of the week. Every other console saw declining sales from last week, and Wii U in particular saw its sales halved. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

It's been about three years since WayForward Technologies launched a Kickstarter for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and the long wait is finally nearing its end. Last month, the upcoming action-platformer went up for preorder on GameStop, and the listing claimed that the game would launch on September 27th. Since then, WayForward has released a new Kickstarter update which confirms that date as the target for the game's release on PC, Wii U, PS4, Vita, and Xbox One.

The new update also revealed that artist Temmie Chang (known for her work on Undertale and for the species of monsters named after her in the game) is joining the Half-Genie Hero development team to help with animations. There are also more details about the game's physical release, including a Q&A section. You can check out the full update by clicking here.

The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was another underwhelming week for the Japanese market. 3DS exclusive Culdcept Revolt debuted at number one, but it sold just 29,321 copies, and no other game even managed 20,000 sales. Software sales were so poor this week that Splatoon (which launched well over a year ago) was number two, aided by a new Wii U bundle.

In hardware, PlayStation 4 topped the charts once again, but it saw a slight decline over last week's numbers. 3DS, Vita, and PlayStation 3 also saw slight sales dips. Wii U sales jumped from 4,444 to 15,470 this week, mostly thanks to the previously mentioned Splatoon bundle. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Just over a week after Nintendo of America Vice President Scott Moffitt announced plans to leave the company at the end of the month, Sony will also be losing a high-ranking executive. Adam Boyes has been working at Sony since 2012, holding the position of Sony Interactive Entertainment Vice President of Third Party Relations and Developer Technology Group. Boyes has been a key part of Sony's outreach to third-party and indie developers in recent years, but he has announced via Twitter that he's leaving his executive position at Sony to return to game development. Hit the jump for more.

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness was finally released last week to a less-than-stellar fanfare of mediocre and not-so-good reviews. While many fans are still fighting to defend the game, it seems this week does not bode well for the decades-old game series either. Siliconera recently held an interview with Suichi Kobayashi, the producer of Integrity and Faithlessness, in which he revealed that Square Enix currently has no plans to release the recent current-gen port of Star Ocean: Second Evolution in the West.

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PlayStation Vita owners haven't been receiving as much love as they would like. Since Sony isn't actively developing anything for the handheld, fans have to wait for the next killer app from a third party to bring new life to the system. While it's not a brand-new application, the popular streaming service Twitch is now available for download on the PlayStation Vita.

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The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns has been unseated as the top game. After just one week at the top, Trio of Towns has been knocked down to number three by Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers. The latest game from Banpresto and Bandai Namco took the first and second spots on the charts, selling over 100,000 copies between its PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions, respectively.

In hardware, PlayStation 4 reclaimed the top spot. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 both saw a slight sales boost over last week (likely thanks to Super Robot Wars) while 3DS sales slipped slightly, dropping Nintendo's handheld to number two. Vita sales also so a slight dip, and Sony's handheld remained at number three. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

The saying "How the mighty hath fallen" might fit no better game than the appropriately titled Mighty No. 9. What began as Keiji Inafune's passion project on Kickstarter soon became crushed by a four million dollar budget stretched too thin between several platforms, numerous delays, a questionable ad campaign, and a mediocre critical reception, among other factors.

Consequently, it can also be said that all comedy is derived from fear, or dismay in the case of the many backers who pledged to Mighty No. 9. Smosh Games steps up to this task with another one of their satirical Honest Game Trailers, this time tackling Comcept's spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega Man. Check it out after the jump!

Update: Publisher Deep Silver responded via The Mega Man Network, saying, "there are currently no plans to sell the Kickstarter backer DLC items for Mighty No. 9," suggesting that the Microsoft listings were made in error.

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Attack on Titan fans just got the thrilling news that season 2 of the anime will begin airing next Spring, but gamers can enjoy some Attack on Titan action before then. Koei Tecmo's Omega Force team (the developer behind Dynasty Warriors) launched an Attack on Titan video game in Japan earlier this year, and it's coming to the West in August. Ahead of the game's launch, Koei Tecmo has released a new advertisement for the game (in Japanese with English subtitles), largely focusing on cutscenes. You can check it out by clicking below!

Back in 2010, longtime developer Keiji Inafune unexpectedly announced that he was leaving Capcom after 23 years. Forming a new studio, he took to Kickstarter to fund his next major project, and Mighty No. 9 was able to secure over $4 million in crowdfunding from passionate fans.

While the finished product left many fans underwhelmed, the success of the game's Kickstarter has inspired other developers to leave their respective publishers and take a fan-focused approach to development. Speaking with GamesRadar, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night developer Koji Igarashi revealed that it was Mighty No. 9 that drove him to leave Konami to create a successor to Castlevania. Hit the jump for more.