Nook News – 2/27/23 – Catgirls, Kitsune, and State of Play

Visual Novel News:

FAKKU have launched the Steam page for Orcsoft’s The Kinky Kitsune and The Tantalizing Tanuki. No official announcement seems to have been made regarding the launch, but it has been noted to be uncensored and not include a Chinese language option.

Recently divorced and looking for a change of pace from hectic city life, you move to the countryside for some much needed R&R. Little did you know that would mean raunchy romps with your new neighbors! Settle down with a couple of kinky, tantalizing goddesses in this sexy rom-com!

In order to find their way home, the group was forced to work together and act in an assortment of scenes from a drama. They were also made aware that a traitor walked among them… What could be the motive of this traitor? And why are they all being forced to act? Unable to fully trust anyone, who’s hand will she take in the end?

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The direct sequel to Nightmare x Sisters – Sacrifice of Lust-, Nightmare x Onmyoji – Paradox of Forbiddance by developer Guilty is now available for pre-order on MangaGamer. Purchasing before it’s release on 23rd March, 2023 will save 10%.

Not all spirits rest in peace, so it’s up to the onmyouji, Kuon Katsuragi, to banish their evil from this world. Lately though, such incidents of specter possession have been on the rise, and the arrival of two sisters, Setsuna and Yuka, suggests there might be someone secretly behind it all. The sisters are soon captured by an evil cult, and Kuon resolves to wield her powers in an attempt to rescue them… Will she too fall victim to the cult and be forced to breed new demons? Or will the three of them manage to escape and ultimately stop the cult’s evil plan?!

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While more of an SRPG than visual novel, it’s worth noting that Rance IX -The Helmanian Revolution- has now been released. All previous Rance titles are also on sale at 20% off.

The infamous Rance is back to save a nation again in Rance IX -The Helmanian Revolution-! With his training complete, Patton turns to his old comrade Rance for aid in reclaiming and revolutionizing his old homeland, the Helmanian Empire. With the promise of new women to bang and the potential key to freeing his servant, Sill, Rance is ready to take charge and lead their party to victory!
This Adult 3D Tactical RPG is sure to keep strategy RPG fans entertained for hours with a customizable fortress, offensive and defensive missions, a wide array of skills to conquer your enemies with, and powerfully animated special attacks to devastate foes! Are you ready to conquer an entire empire with a small force of elite heroes?

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Clover Day’s from developer ALcot appears to have entered it’s QA stage according to Ittaku, who has been working on the title as a translator even before it was an official project by NekoNyan. This is notable as the project has been plagued by delays and other issues.

Clover Days is on our ‘Most Anticipated Visual Novels of 2023‘ list, with Ittaku saying the release date will be “soon™️” via Discord.

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Sekai Project have released the two Nekopara OVA as free DLC if you own Nekopara Extra, which takes place about half a year before the opening of the events of the original Nekopara.

At the time of writing, they do not seem to appear on the store page as DLC, but can be added by going to their individual pages – NEKOPARA Extra – NEKOPARA OVA and NEKOPARA Extra – NEKOPARA OVA Extra.

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Gaming News:

E3 2023 is only a few months away, so we can expect some major announcements for fans of video games. Unfortunately, one of the largest names in the industry, Nintendo, has confirmed that they will not be attending the event. The company even made a statement on the situation: “We approach our involvement in any event on a case-by-case basis and are always considering various ways to engage with our fans. Since this year’s E3 show didn’t fit into our plans, we have made the decision to not participate. However, we have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the ESA and E3.”

Speaking of Nintendo, the movie based on one of their most popular franchise, Super Mario, is only a few months away from entering theaters! It was confirmed that we will be getting the final trailer before the film’s release on March 9th; one day before Mario Day on March 10th.

Sony recently hosted their first State of Play presentation of the year and it came with a bunch of announcements! Here are the highlights:

Three new characters have been announced to be joining the roster for Street Fighter 6! They include two classic characters, Zangief and Cammy, and a brand-new character named Lily.

Street Fighter 6 will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and PC on June 2nd.

Watch the character reveal trailer for Street Fighter 6

On the topic of Capcom, they revealed the third main trailer for their remake of Resident Evil 4! This trailer showed more footage of the castle segment, gameplay revealing that Luis will play a larger role in the game, and the famous Karuser quick-time event sequence will now be a fully playable boss fight. The trailer also revealed that the Mercenaries mode will be returning and a demo for the game will be released in the future.

The Resident Evil 4 remake will release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and PC on March 24th.

Watch the trailer for the Resident Evil 4 remake

Even though the final entry in the series came out back in 2016, the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series is still enjoyed by many fans of the famous Shonen Jump series! CyberConnect2 are combining all four mainline entries into one feature-packed game with Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections. On top of combining the stories from all the games, it will also be adding new characters, with the first two announced being Ashura and Indra Otsutsuki.

Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2023.

Watch the announcement trailer for Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections

Anime News:

While Yusuke Murata may be most known for drawing the One Punch Man manga, he’s also wanted to start his own anime studio. Well, that day has finally come with the announcement of Zaiyuki; the first anime series to come from Village Studio! The story follows a young kappa boy, who after meeting a treasure hunter, is thrust into a journey inspired by Journey to the West. There’s no release window for the series yet, but a short teaser of the series’ logo and character sheets were revealed.

Attack on Titan‘s anime adaptation is almost ready to conclude, with only the last part of the final season left to release. The first section of this finale will be premiering on March 4th, with MAPPA releasing a brand new trailer ahead of the premiere.

Watch the trailer for Attack on Titan the Final Season Part 3

Upcoming Releases:

After the success of the Nioh franchise, Team Ninja has crafted another action RPG, but one based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty lets you create your own custom character and has a large focus on countering enemy attacks to find an opening.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on March 3rd.

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