Nook News – 4/15/24 | Quintessential Quintuplets Gets an Official Visual Novel Release?

Due to our regular news writer being unavailable, this is a visual novel only edition of Nook News. We expect to include our regular anime and gaming updates next week.

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Not happy with the end of the movie and want to see more of the quintuplets? While not officially confirmed, Gematsu has revealed that The Quintessential Quintuplets visual novels The Quintessential Quintuplets: Memories of a Quintessential Summer and The Quintessential Quintuplets: Five Memories Spent With You will be published in English by Spike Chunsoft.

A Twitter user @AniPlugMedia highlighted this initially as screenshots with English text and mentions of Spike Chunsoft were found on the Japanese PlayStation Store pages for the games. While we do not typically cover leaks, Gematsu was able to verify the images. We at NookGaming have also been able to confirm that images of this visual novel with English text exist on the PlayStation servers, such as the images found here (archive link) and here (archive link) at the time of publishing. As always with leaks, we do warn caution as cancellations or other issues may occur prior to announcement.

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Shiravune has announced that NYO-NIN-JIMA -My New Life in Charge of a Tropical Island- from the developers at Paco Paco Soft will be coming to Steam and Johren in 2024 in English and Chinese.

The day after being fired from the horrible company he had been working at for many years, Shoichi Harama arrives on a remote southern island located hundreds of kilometers from the city. Though he has no regrets about losing his job, he was still worried about his future. That is, until “Sensei,” the old man responsible for him being fired in the first place, gives him an offer―to help him manage an island. All three members of the Kowakame family; the mother, Nanami; her older daughter, Maki; and her younger daughter, Nono, more than welcome Shoichi as the island’s manager. He feels his battered mind and body starting to heal as their generous hospitality washes away the stresses of society…

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Shiravune have announced the release date of Mashiroiro Symphony HD -Love is Pure White- and the single route standalone expansion, Mashiroiro Symphony HD -Sana Edition- by Palette. Readers may know this from it’s 12-episide anime adaption released in 2011. This version is based on the HD remake with 1920×1080 resolution.

Both titles will launch on Steam and Johren on 2nd May, 2024. No other storefronts have been announced at this time.

Shingo Uryu is a normal young man from the new side of town, but the academy that he attends is about to be integrated with a venerable edifice of the town’s older side—the prestigious Yuihime Girls Private Academy. Thrust into a combined class to help test the upcoming merge’s effects, Shingo begins commuting to Yuihime… and his life starts to change. A somewhat strong-willed young woman who’s firmly against the schools coming together… A girl who aspires to become a maid due to her mother’s influence… A young lady as gentle as she is mysterious… His one and only little sister… The time he spends with these young women begins to lend his humdrum days a different hue.

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The Hungry Lamb: Traveling in the Late Ming Dynasty was originally scheduled to launch on 10th April, 2024. However it missed the release date and has posted a message announcing a delay with no further information regarding the release date. This title from developer Zerocreation Game and publisher 2P Games describes itself as a dark visual-novel pushing moral boundaries.

Commissioned by a human trafficker, the lawless bandit Liang must escort four abducted girls to a swine demon disguised as a lord, who plans on eating the young ladies. Traverse ancient China in a time of war and rebellion, while bonding with the four girls and gaining their trust. Each decision made on this journey will incur its own risks and consequences. Choose wisely, learn from mistakes, and discover the true endings in this hand-drawn adventure paying homage to traditional Chinese art-styles.

DreadXP has announced the upcoming launch of Sucker For Love: Date to Die For 23rd April, 2024. It’s a mixed-genre title, with elements of visual novel, point-and-click adventure, and dating sim. This is the second game in the series and introduces a new protagonist and a story.

While investigating the mysterious disappearances plaguing your rural hometown of Sacramen-Cho, you end up kidnapped yourself! Trapped in the dark heart of the labyrinthian woods, your only hope for escape rests within the pages of the cultists’ strange purple spellbook. Amidst the scrawlings of madmen and images of otherworldly abominations, a passage describes how to summon The Black Goat of the Woods— Rhok’zan. The rest of the town seems to be under the thrall of Rhok’zan’s all-consuming aura of love, but for some reason you feel… different?

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