Nook News – 1/9/23 – The Goblin Slayer Returns!

Visual Novel News:

Shiravune have announced the upcoming release of Nope Nope Nope Nurses on January 20, 2023. This is the sequel to last year’s Nope Nope Nurses.

The game will release on Steam and Johren in English and Chinese.

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TALESSHOP have announced the release of Random Chat in Q1 2023, a Korean visual novel based on the weekly Naver Webtoon of the same name.

While the store page currently says ‘English language not supported’, it has been confirmed on the Discord server that it will have an English release.

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Cyberstep has released I’ll be your ideal lover! – My Dream Lover as on January 5th, 2023 on the NA Nintendo eShop, but it is not available in some other regions on Nintendo Switch. For PC gamers, this was released on Steam in December 2022.

It describes itself as a bishoujo visual novel where the protagonist and the heroines engage in a comical battle to become each other’s ideal lover.

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Gaming News:

The latest entry in the Fate franchise was recently announced, but it’s a game with some big names behind it! Fate/Samurai Remnant is a new action RPG published by Koei Tecmo and is being developed by OmegaForce, who are best known for the Warriors series. While there’s no gameplay footage, the announcement trailer shows that the game will take place in ancient Japan and we’ve got our first look at the character designs.

Fate/Samurai Remnant releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2023.

Watch the announcement trailer for Fate/Samurai Remnant

It’s not long until the release of the next mainline Fire Emblem title, so Nintendo has released an extensive video covering the game’s mechanics in a huge 8-minute video!

Fire Emblem Engage launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on January 20th.

Watch the overview trailer for Fire Emblem Engage

The next big patch for Genshin Impact is on the horizon and all the details were revealed. Most notably, it will be celebrating an event called Lantern Rite, which is the franchise’s version of the Chinese New Year and will come with a bunch of new events. A new five-star character from Sumeru, Alhaitham, and a four-star character from Liyue, Yaoyao will be up for grabs, along with new costumes for Ayaka and Lisa also being added.

Watch the 3.4 version trailer for Genshin Impact

Anime News:

Believe it or not, Goblin Slayer first aired five years ago, but we still haven’t had a second season… until now! Goblin Slayer season 2 has been announced and will be premiering in 2023, with the biggest change being the anime’s production now being helmed by LIDENFILMS, compared to the first season being worked on by White Fox. What’s more, we got a teaser trailer announcing the new season.

On top of this exciting news, we’re also getting a video game based on the franchise! Titled GOBLIN SLAYER -Another Adventurer- Nightmare Feast, not much is known about the game as of now, but it will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Watch the announcement teaser trailer for Goblin Slayer season 2

If you haven’t heard yet and grew up with the Pokémon series, brace yourselves. After 25 years, it has been confirmed that Ash Ketchum’s adventure will come to an end in the Pokémon anime series. The studio is aware of the importance of the character, as they’ll be focusing a portion of the anime on the character titled Pokémon: Aim to Be a Pokémon Master. Other fan-favorite characters such as Misty and Brock have also been confirmed to be making an appearance.

Pokémon: Aim to Be a Pokémon Master premieres on January 13th.

Watch the trailer for Pokémon: Aim to Be a Pokémon Master

Upcoming Releases:

The first big release of 2023 is only a few days away and it’s one based on a beloved franchise! One Piece Odyssey is a turn-based RPG that sees the Straw Hat Pirates in an all-new adventure that has them exploring their memories, with the gameplay mechanics aiming to mix up the traditional RPG systems.

One Piece Odyssey launches for Steam on January 12th, and for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Series S|X on January 13th.

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