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More than just PC players and Switch owners can now get their Shovel Knight fix this month! For owners of the original Shovel Knight on platforms other than the Nintendo Switch, the latest, free DLC story expansion: Specter of Torment, in which players can finally control the scythe-wielding Specter Knight, is coming out soon.

Make the jump to find a release date to look forward to!

Two days ago, the highly anticipated Persona 5 launched in the West. While this was cause for great celebration for Atlus fans, the company also ticked a lot of people off with its policy about streaming the JRPG. This policy, which can be found in its entirety here, basically boils down to "Be careful not to spoil the game for people. If you do, we may try to shut down your channel." As the makers of the game, Atlus has a right to make suggestions on how to best experience it, but outright threatening to take down accounts is an abuse of power.

Read more of my thoughts on the matter inside!

Today is the day I've been waiting for all year—the day Persona 5 finally releases in the West! This is no doubt one of the biggest releases this year, and many people are eager to jump right into it. This means that Let's Plays and streams galore are bound to be posted in the near future. Unfortunately for these content creators, Atlus has posted a set of guidelines for showing off the game's content, along with the threat of having this content taken down if these guidelines are broken.

Head inside to see what Atlus had to say about sharing Persona 5 content!

It was recently revealed that the next round of Shovel Knight DLC will be not only coming out in April, but will be coming to the Nintendo Switch first! This new update, dubbed Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, was announced for the Nintendo Switch earlier this month and will include all three campaigns in addition to a new local co-op mode. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will cost $24.99, while the standalone Specter of Torment DLC will be $9.99, and will be available on last and current generation consoles, PC, and the Switch.

If you don't have it already, make sure to get Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove at $14.99 price here. Read more after the jump!

While some of my Gamnesia colleagues have had the honor of discussing 2016's gaming highlights, it now falls on me to reflect on one of the year's most crushing disappointments. But what to choose? No Man's Sky, although eventually cleared of false advertising charges, suffered from criticism of misleading advertising, as well as some advertised features still being absent from the game. While Pokémon GO has certainly been successful, it's been similarly frustrating that Niantic struggled for so long to fix tracking issues, and that early-promised features such as trading have yet to arrive nearly six months later. As for my personal choice for 2016's most disappointing game... well, I wouldn't say it left me crying like an anime fan on prom night, but it was still pretty upsetting. So let's talk about the only remaining game in the banner above (whoops, spoiler alert!): Mighty No. 9.

Head inside for some totally upbeat end-of-the-year chat!

PlayStation Plus members will be getting a fresh batch of free games in January 2017, as recently posted about by the PlayStation Blog. Among the titles to be made available are war survival game This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PlayStation 4) and the remastered version of the 1993 classic Day of the Tentacle (cross-buy on PlayStation Vita).

Read more after the jump!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Famitsu (since Media Create skipped this week), and Pokémon Sun and Moon continue to impress. Although the twin games saw their sales dip a bit last week (partially thanks to the launch of a new Yo-kai Watch game), they sold over 322,000 units last week, bringing their life-to-date total in Japan alone up to 3,246,222.

In hardware, the 3DS family reigned supreme, selling nearly 230,000 units for the week. PlayStation 4 (including Pro) came in second place with over 107,000 units sold. Vita sold a respectable 58,745 units, and Wii U lagged behind with 8,417 sales. 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 a familiar franchise is sitting at number one. The latest version of Yo-kai Watch 3 (Sukiyaki) sold 337,979 units in its debut, easily beating out Pokémon Sun and Moon, which sold just under 200,000 for the week.

The 3DS family was the big winner in hardware, as all of its various models combined for over 133,000 sales. PlayStation 4 took second, selling just under 80,000 units between its regular and Pro models. PlayStation Vita sold over 36,000 units for the week, and Wii U managed just over 5,000. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

A new Fallout-themed expansion pack is coming to Minecraft sometime soon, introducing tons of new skins, environments, and creatures to the game, as well as a morbid new texture pack.

The expansion will cost $6 at launch and will be available on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U. Mojang hasn't announced an official launch date for this expansion, but the company has said that it is coming sometime soon, probably in the next couple of months. Make the jump to learn more!

The fifth and final episode of the Batman: The Telltale Series came out yesterday, and along with it a new trailer. This final episode, called City of Light, appears to be the dramatic culmination of the series and is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, and mobile.

While there is no word on a second season, you can now get the entire collection in stores. Make the jump for more info and to watch the trailer!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and there's a new champion once again. Last week, Final Fantasy XV stole the crown from Pokémon Sun and Moon, and now Square Enix's hit RPG has been bested by Yakuza 6. The latest entry in the Yakuza franchise sold over 218,00 copies in its debut week to claim the top spot. The Last Guardian debuted at number four, but it sold a fairly modest 82,260 copies.

In hardware, PlayStation 4's numbers dropped by nearly 30,000 for the week, and combined 3DS sales (including the New Nintendo 3DS and 2DS lines) surged to over 100,000 for the week. PlayStation Vita sales got a slight bump, while Wii U's numbers declined slightly. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Indie sensation Shovel Knight has been an incredible success story thus far, and the retro-styled platformer will soon be expanded with a free Specter Knight prequel campaign. Nick Wozniak, an artist at developer Yacht Club Games, recently discussed the upcoming DLC with US Gamer, and he also revealed that Shovel Knight has hit another milestone.

According to the US Gamer article, Shovel Knight has now sold over 1.5 million copies across all platforms since it debuted in 2014. This number is up from 1.2 million in April, so it looks like Shovel Knight has moved another 300,000 copies in the past eight months. If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out!

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.

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.

We're closing in on the end of the year, and that means it's time to look back and reflect on all of 2016's greatest games. Over the past few weeks we've seen the Golden Joystick Awards and The Game Awards make their selections, and next up is Sony. The PlayStation Awards 2016 will be held on December 13th at 17:00 in Japan (3:00 AM Eastern), honoring the top games in Japan and other Asian territories. The show will be livestreamed on YouTube, and a pre-show event will start one hour earlier.