Nook News – 3/18/24 | Big Oscar Wins for Japanese Films!

Visual Novel News:

Developer Sprite (known for Aokana and Love, Elections, & Chocolate) has announced that Everlasting Flowers will be released on 27th June, 2024. Everlasting Flowers will be released on Steam, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4, supporting English, Japanese, and Chinese. Frontwing will be handling the English localization, unlike the other Sprite titles.

A moving, tearful story presented by SPRITE, the creators of “Love, Elections, & Chocolate” and “Aokana – Four Rhythms Across the Blue.” It’s easy to look away from the wounds in your heart, but surely there’s a better way? “everlasting flowers”® is the first installment in a series of “cinematic novels” that tells the story of two girls, Mina and Ran, and their struggles and growth as they search for their own approach to life.

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Retro Mystery Club Vol. 2: The Beppu Case has updated it’s ‘Early Spring 2024’ release window on Steam and Nintendo Switch to a release date of 3rd April, 2024. This is a mystery adventure game, inspired by the Famicom Detective Club series.

Encounter a cast of intriguing characters in this suspense-filled drama and discover the truth behind the case. Meet Soichiro Anan, the head of a famous family of bamboo craftspeople in Beppu, and his wife, Midori, along with their ever-loyal housekeeper, Mitsu, and the seductive Tokiko…

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Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER, the sequel to 2064: Read Only Memories has announced it’s upcoming release on 16th May, 2024 via Steam, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A demo is available via the Steam store. The original game 2064: Read Only Memories has lowered it’s price to $9.99.

Take on the role of ES88, a young esper employed by MINERVA, a powerful organization specializing in information science, neurotechnology, and extrasensory phenomena. She has been tasked with tracking down Golden Butterfly, a mysterious psychic entity hiding in and fragmenting the memories of Neo-San Francisco’s citizens. Who are they? Why are they doing this? And how will you stop them?

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Gaming News:

The fourth and final DLC character for the first season of Street Fighter 6 was recently teased! It’s been revealed for quite a while, but we finally have our first look at Akuma in motion in a short teaser trailer.

The Akuma DLC will be arriving in Street Fighter 6 this Spring.

Watch the Akuma teaser trailer for Street Fighter 6

Anime News:

Recently, the 96th Academy Awards, also known as The Oscars took place. During the event, two Japanese films managed to beat the odds and win awards in their respective categories. The first is a big one; quite literally. Godzilla Minus One won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, making it the first film in the franchise to achieve this! The timing couldn’t be better, as 2024 marks the 70th anniversary of the Godzilla franchise.

The second Oscar win was one many of you were probably anticipating. Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film from Studio Ghibli, The Boy and The Heron won the Best Animated Feature award at the event! To celebrate, GKIDS are bringing the film back to US theaters and are also including bonus content not in the original theatrical release.

The Boy and The Heron returns to US theaters on March 22nd.

Watch the US theatrical return trailer for The Boy and The Heron

Fairy Tail is returning with a brand new anime adaptation! The sequel manga titled Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest is an official continuation of the series, as it’s written by series creator, Hiro Mashima, with Atsuo Ueda illustrating it. The anime adaptation was announced back in 2021, but we finally have an update on the project, including a trailer and a release window.

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest‘s anime adaptation premieres this July.

Watch the teaser trailer for Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest

Upcoming Releases:

We never thought we’d get a sequel to this cult classic Capcom game, but that day is finally upon us this week! Dragon’s Dogma 2 is an action RPG where you can recruit your own team of characters to explore a fantasy open-world environment using the now-famous RE Engine.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 launches for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC on March 22nd.

One of Nintendo’s most famous princesses is finally getting her turn in the spotlight once again! Princess Peach: Showtime! sees you playing as the titular princess as she explores a magical theater and takes on a variety of roles that dramatically change the gameplay. Become a master swordfighter, a detective, a patissier, and many more in this charming adventure.

Princess Peach: Showtime! releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on March 22nd.

Team Ninja’s next big game is ready for release this week! Rise of the Ronin takes place in mid-19th century Japan and sees you controlling a custom-made character. Explore a vast open world with many traversal and combat options where your choices determine whose side you’ll be fighting for.

Rise of the Ronin launches exclusively for PlayStation 5 on March 22nd.

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