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Spike Chunsoft announced that CHAOS;HEAD NOAH would not be launching on Steam as reported in last week’s news. Valve have reversed their decision, possibly due to the public campaign against it that trended on Twitter. Both CHAOS;HEAD NOAH and CHAOS;CHILD have released on Steam and Nintendo Switch. Valve have also stated that they “made some changes to avoid situations like this in the future”. Many other visual novels have been affected by similar situations, so I imagine many will be following this carefully to see what happens.
CyberStep, Inc has launched 異世界娘と婚活中 ～ Isekai Bride Hunting ～ Meir Edition on the Nintendo Switch. The “Meir Edition” is a short version focusing on Meir from “異世界娘と婚活中 ～ Isekai Bride Hunting ～”.
The demo for BITTER SILVER launches on 17th October, 2022 on Steam and Itch.io.
This is a Cowboy-Bebop inspired indie visual novel, with a space western theme.
HuneX has announced that The Crimson Flower that Divides: Lunar Coupling（越えざるは紅い花～対の月～) will launch in English, Japanese and Chinese on the 23rd February, 2023 on Steam and Nintendo Switch. It will be based on the PS Vita port, with some additional content.
More Visual Novel News
- For Mother Matron has changed it’s release date to 17th October, 2022.
- Guilded Hearts will launch their KickStarter on 15th October, 2022.
- Living Dead Girl: A When The Night Comes Tale will launch on 28th October, 2022.
After a long production and numerous delays, the day where we have our first glimpse at Illumination’s Super Mario Bros. movie has arrived! Announced simultaneously at New York Comic Con and during a short Nintendo Direct, the trailer was unveiled, with it mainly focusing on Bowser and Mario, played by Jack Black and Chris Pratt respectively.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie releases on April 7th, 2023.
Speaking of films and Nintendo, the company formally announced its new production company: Nintendo Pictures. For those not in the know, Nintendo purchased Dynamo Pictures back in July, and after rebranding it, their goal now is to make visual content based on their IPs, as well as being a motion capture studio. The website for Nintendo Pictures is now live, revealing the new logo for the production company.
With Persona 5 Royal being released across multiple platforms this month, Atlus thought it was finally time to announce when we’ll be expecting the ports of the other titles in the series! Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will release on January 19th, 2023 for PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
One Piece Odyssey is only a few months away and it’s the first big release of 2023! Bandai Namco released a new trailer for the game focusing on an aspect that was teased in the previous trailer: players will be able to explore past locations from One Piece‘s history. Specifically, this trailer showed that you can explore Alabasta and seems to be adapting the story from that arc with the concept that the Straw Hat pirates will be exploring their memories.
One Piece Odyssey will release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on January 13th.
While the Netflix release structure for the sixth part of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has been controversial, the series will be coming to an end before the end of the year! Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean‘s third and final set of episodes will be available on December 1st via Netflix. Not only did they confirm that the series is 38 episodes long, but a new key visual for this final set of episodes was also revealed.
The long-awaited return of Bleach to the anime world is finally happening this week! However, if you’re planning to watch the series on Crunchyroll like a lot of this season’s heavy hitters, you’re in for a big surprise. Disney managed to snag the Bleach anime license and the new Thousand-Year Blood War series is set to stream on Hulu in the United States, with international audiences having access to it on Disney+ today, October 10th. This also means that if you plan to re-watch the series to catch up, there’s some bad news. Bleach has been completely removed from Crunchyroll, but we can hopefully expect the rest of the series to be released on Hulu and Disney+ sooner or later.
Remember that Black Clover film that was announced last year? Well, we finally have an update on it! Now titled Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King, we finally got our first look with a teaser trailer, key visual, and a release date: March 31st, 2023. But that’s not all! Not only will it be coming to Japanese theaters, but the film will also be released simultaneously on Netflix for worldwide audiences.
Travis Touchdown may have graced the Nintendo Switch last year, but it turns out that was only a timed exclusive. No More Heroes 3 will be coming to every other major platform this week!
No More Heroes 3 will release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on October 11th.
After numerous betas, Dragon Ball‘s answer to asymmetrical multiplayer titles such as Dead by Daylight is now ready for its full release! Dragon Ball: The Breakers tasks seven survivors to complete objectives and avoid getting killed by famous Dragon Ball villains like Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 14th.
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