Nook News – 10/17/22 – A Classroom of Spies?!

Visual Novel News:

Following the news about Valve reversing their ban of CHAOS;HEAD NOAH and stating that they “made some changes to avoid situations like this in the future”, JAST reached out to them regarding Full Metal Daemon Muramasa’s ban.

Unfortunately, Valve replied saying “We are not re-reviewing previously banned apps”. If you wish to purchase Full Metal Daemon Muramasa, you can buy it directly from the JAST website or a physical collectors edition on JList.

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Shiravune has announced that they will be releasing Liar-Soft’s ALPHA-NIGHTHAWK in English and Chinese on October 28th. This sci-fi romance will come to both Johren and Steam, with the Johren version offering 20% off pre-orders.

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SnaccPop Studios has launched a KickStarter for Something’s Wrong With Sunny Day Jack, a horror eroge visual novel. It reached it’s funding goal within 7 hours of being launched and has already met a number of stretch goals within days.

It describes itself as a ‘Phantom of the Opera retelling with a twist- combining nostalgia, murder, and decadent romance to create a unique horror experience and an even more unusual dating sim/eroge’. A demo is available on the Steam or page.

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Gaming News:

If you’ve been enjoying the battle royale action of Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, I unfortunately have some bad news for you. Square-Enix announced that it will be ending the service of the mobile title on January 11th, 2023, meaning you have three more months to play it before it shuts down. The game has been available only for about a year, so it’s a shame that a game based on the popular Final Fantasy title is ending its service soon.

Sonic Frontiers is just under a month away and SEGA is pulling out all the stops to promote it! We received a brand new trailer going over the mechanics of the combat system and announced they will be releasing a Monster Hunter collaboration DLC pack that dresses Sonic up in Rathalos armor and adds a meat-grilling mini-game.

Sonic Frontiers launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 8th.

Watch the combat trailer for Sonic Frontiers

Anime News:

With how stacked the Fall 2022 anime season is, one thing remains on the minds of a lot of people: When is Demon Slayer season 3 starting? We’ll be getting our first look at the new season on December 10th in the form of a new trailer. Other than the fact that ufotable is returning to animate it and the original cast will be reprising their roles, there’s not else that has been announced at this time.

Though we did get a trailer for another hyped property this week that’s making its grand return to television! TRIGUN Stampede received a brand new trailer, showcasing the new 3D animated approach to the series, and finally revealing the design of the fan-favorite character, Nicholas D. Wolfwood. We also got a new key visual that perfectly captures the frantic tone the series is known for.

TRIGUN Stampede premiers in January 2023.

Watch the trailer for TRIGUN Stampede

Who doesn’t love a good spy story? That’s exactly what we’re getting from the anime adaptation of the light novel series, Spy Classroom! It tells the story of a quirky, but expert spy named Kalus building up a team to take on a dangerous mission with an over 90% failure rate. The problem is that the candidates all have no practical experience, including a girl named Lily; the first of the character reveals that was announced through a key visual and a trailer.

Spy Classroom premieres in January 2023.

Watch the Lily trailer for Spy Classroom

We’ve been losing a lot of famous actors this month, and we sadly lost another one. Jan Rabson passed away on October 14th at the age of 68. While he has played many roles in several Pixar films and was the voice of Larry Laffer in Leisure Suit Larry, arguably his most influential role was in the 1988 anime classic, Akira. He played the role of Tetsuo in the Streamline Pictures version of the film that was released a year after the Japanese release in 1989. We at NookGaming offer our condolences to the friends, family, and fans affected by the loss of Jan Rabson. May he rest in peace.

Upcoming Releases:

No one expected the first Mario + Rabbids game to be a hit, but it was; so much so, a sequel to the original game is releasing this week! Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope brings back the strategical turn-based gameplay with a large cast of nine playable characters, including new characters like Rabbid Rosalina and Edge.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 20th.

One of the most impactful game releases on the PlayStation 3 was undoubtedly Persona 5. As impressive as it was, it was only accessible to people who owned a PlayStation 3 or later a PlayStation 4, but the title is finally coming to multiple platforms this week! What’s more, it will be the expanded Royal version that introduces a new party member, dungeon, and a ton of other features that make this it the complete package. You can find our review with hints to make sure you don’t miss the new content here.

Persona 5 Royal releases for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 21st.

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