Nook News – 11/14/22 – Studio Ghibli Made a Star Wars Short!?

Visual Novel News:

Following last week’s Sekai Project announcements, we didn’t expect more. But they have also now announced that the Fandisk Hoshizora no Memoria -Eternal Heart- HD is coming soon to Steam. They will announce the release date at a later point, which you can find via their social media or here on Nook News.

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Another announcement from Sekai Project is the PlayStation 4 release of The Fox Awaits Me by Talesshop & COSEN. This is also available on the Nintendo Switch, though published directly by COSEN on that platform. This visual novel takes an amnesiac protagonist on a journey with a fox-eared girl.

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Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly from Toge Productions has been announced as a Spring 2023 title. It will launch on PC and consoles, with a demo currently available on Steam.

You may recall that we reviewed the original Coffee Talk quite positively and enjoyed trying the demo of Coffee Talk 2 at EGX 2021.

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Love Lab have updated us that all translation of Sugar Sweet Temptation (also known as Shugaten! -sugarfull tempering-) from Recette is finished. While not confirmed yet, they are aiming for a release at the end of January, 2023.

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Suhoshin has been announced as releasing on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on 12th January, 2023. This visual novel is set in Joseon-era Korea, where strange and brutal murders shatter the peace. As the protagonist, you have to unveil the truth.

You may remember Suhoshin from our review of the PC version, where we recommended it.

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Following a cancelled KickStarter back in 2021, Dear Mom: My Letter To You has announced that they will be relaunching their KickStarter on 16th November, 2022. This is a slice-of-life social sim and romance visual novel, following, an 18-year-old high school student who lost her mother to suicide one year earlier.

If you’d like to learn more, we took a look at the demo before.

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Gaming News:

Want to relive one of the Tales series’ most important titles or wish to experience it for the first time? Tales of Symphonia: Remastered is coming to modern platforms early next year! Along with a visual upgrade, this new version also includes the option to skip cutscenes and improved controls when sailing the high seas.

Tales of Symphonia: Remastered launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on February 17th, 2023.

Watch the release date trailer for Tales of Symphonia: Remastered

On the topic of Bandai Namco, they’ve revealed new information in their big new RPG based on the One Piece franchise. One Piece Odyssey is adding a segment of the game based on the highly-regarded Water 7 saga, so expect to see many familiar characters, locations, and events based on the original series.

One Piece Odyssey releases for PC on January 12th, 2023 and for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One on January 13th, 2023.

Watch the Water 7 trailer for One Piece Odyssey

After almost half a decade, the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise is returning to the RPG genre and it’s releasing in the west very soon! Neptunia: Sisters vs Sisters finally gives the spotlight back to the CPU candidates in this brand-new action RPG and will be the first game in the series on modern platforms that isn’t a remake. There will also be a limited edition available that comes with a large mousepad, an artbook, a soundtrack CD, a steel case, a trading card, and (of course), the game itself.

Neptunia: Sisters vs Sisters launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC on January 24th, 2023.

Anime News:

Makoto Shinkai’s next film, Suzume is now playing in Japanese theaters, but the question now is when will western fans have the chance to see it? Thankfully, CrunchyRoll has confirmed that the film will be released in other territories sometime in 2023. To commemorate the film’s release, we got one more trailer that includes a new song from the music group RADWIMPS.

Watch the trailer for Suzume

While she may be on a hiatus from streaming, for those of you who miss Kizuna AI, you’ll be thrilled to hear that she’s coming back, but in a new form! An anime project titled Kizuna no Allele was officially announced, and it came with the first key visual and a release window of 2023.

In a surprise move, Studio Ghibli has partnered with Disney to release a short film based on the hugely popular series on Disney+, The Mandalorian! Titled Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies, the short’s staff includes long-time Studio Ghibli director Katsuya Kondō and as the name implies, it focuses on the character of Grogu.

The Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies short is now available to watch on Disney+.

We lost one of the most popular and influential voice actors this past week. Kevin Conroy sadly passed away this week at the age of 66 due to cancer. He was most well known for being the voice of Batman in the highly acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series from the early 90s, but he has also played the character in numerous animated projects and the critically acclaimed Batman Arkham series of video games. Rest in peace, Kevin Conroy.

Upcoming Releases:

It’s time for another Pokémon generation to finally release this week! Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are set in an open world to explore with tons of new creatures to capture and three different storyline routes to discover.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 18th.

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