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Earlier this year, Koei Tecmo launched a video game adaptation of the immensely popular manga/anime series Attack on Titan in Japan, and today it finally launched in Europe. North America's launch follows in just a few days on August 30th, but in the meantime, you can check out the game's first fifteen minutes right now, courtesy of IGN. After a short story recap (highlighting the struggle between humanity and the Titans), protagonist Eren Yeager is outfitted with Omni-Directional Mobility Gear and begins his combat training. You can check it out by clicking below!

If you're on PlayStation Network and you're concerned about the possibility of hackers getting into your account, you'll be happy to hear that Sony has just added another security measure. With Sony's new 2-step verification process, you'll receive a verification code via text message on your mobile device. Once activated, signing into your account will require both your password and your code, so hackers won't be able to get into your account with a password alone. You can activate 2-step verification for your account by clicking here.

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and we have another new chart-topper. Tales of Berseria debuted at number one (on PlayStation 4) and number two (on PlayStation 3) with nearly 250,000 units sold at launch. Yo-kai Watch 3 continues to sell respectably, with its 62,343 sales giving it the number three spot.

Hardware sales remained relatively unchanged from last week, although PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 each saw a slight sales boost while other consoles and handhelds all saw their numbers slightly decline. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

The NPD Group has released its full report for the past month, highlighting hardware and software sales data in the US during July. With few major titles releasing during July, the software charts were dominated by evergreen titles. Grand Theft Auto V, which made its debut in 2013, was the number one game in the US for the month, and Monster Hunter Generations was the only July release to crack the top ten. The immensely popular Overwatch is listed at number two, but the NPD Group does not have access to Battle.net sales, so it could potentially be the true champion. You can check out the rankings by clicking below!

With PlayStation Plus, Sony's customers can play online, enjoy discounts on popular games, receive free games, and more. Unfortunately, this service is about to get slightly pricier. In an update to last month's PlayStation Plus free games list, Sony has announced that they're raising the yearly price from $49.99 to $59.99. Additionally, the price of the three month option is increasing from $17.99 to $24.99. A single month's subscription will continue to cost $9.99 in the US, but it's increasing to $11.99 CAD in Canada. These new prices will go into effect on September 22nd.

It's been over a year since we first learned that Koei Tecmo would be creating a game based off the popular manga/anime Attack on Titan, and now we're finally gearing up for the title's release later this month. As such, and in celebration of Gamescom, today a launch trailer was released for the game, but rather than just show off a few cool moves and call it a day, the trailer actually gives us a look a whole new enemy not yet seen in the anime adaptation. Koei Tecmo also confirmed that the game's story will extend past the end of the anime's first season, so this new foe is likely just one of the sneak peeks fans will get for next Spring's second season.

Make the jump to check out the trailer!

When Konami stopped making traditional Castlevania games, developer Koji Igarashi set out on his own to create a spiritual successor, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night quickly became one of the most-funded Kickstarter games of all time. The upcoming "Igavania" style game launches next year, but the development team is keeping fans up to date on development with Kickstarter updates. The latest update from Igarashi and his team showcases some of the different weapon types and basic animations in the game. You can check it out by clicking below.

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and we have a new champion. Yo-kai Watch 3 enjoyed a few weeks at number one, but it was knocked down two spots this week. Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth debuted at number one with 92,518 sales this week, and Dragon Ball: Fusions took the number two spot with 77,509 copies sold.

Hardware sales were relatively comparable to last week. 3DS sales saw a slight uptick over last week, and Nintendo's handheld retained the top hardware spot. PlayStation 4, Vita, and Wii U all saw their numbers drop from last week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Yo-kai Watch 3 still has the top spot for a single SKU. The latest entry in the immensely popular Level-5 series sold another 100,000 copies this week, bringing its life-to-date total to over 900,000 in just three weeks. However, combined sales of Toukiden 2 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita are actually higher.

In hardware, 3DS saw a slight sales boost this week (likely from the launch of Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou) and retained the top spot with just over 29,000 units sold. Sales of other consoles and handhelds were relatively unchanged from last week, and PlayStation 4 was once again second on the hardware charts. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

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.

Make the jump for more information and a new gameplay trailer!

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.