Nook News – 4/17/23 | Sugar and Swords

Visual Novel News:

Love Lab have announced the release date of Sugar Sweet Temptation (Shugaten! -sugarfull tempering-) as 28th April, 2023. It will be released on Steam as an all-ages title and other platforms as an adult title. There will be an adult patch available for Steam. Mosaic censorship will be retained as per the request of the developer and artist (source).

On the whimsical Night of the Fairies, Crow Yamada lands on the rooftop of a quaint patisserie known as Folkroll. Without any memories, he strives to help the cute employees by becoming the best baker around in this sugary sweet visual novel.

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FAKKU have launched Orcsoft’s The Kinky Kitsune and The Tantalizing Tanuki. The Steam page has NSFW images implying this is uncensored, but a decensor patch is available on Fakku’s website, implying that there is some censorship of certain aspects.

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!

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Shiravune have announced the upcoming release of Appetite’s Hypno-Mart on Steam and Johren on the 25th April, 2023.

The shop is chronically understaffed—we need anyone we can get who has two hands and two working brain cells. But at this point I’m not sure she meets our standards. Firing isn’t good enough for her. Somebody has got to teach this girl a lesson, and as always, the Internet has a solution. “SUPER EASY! Change hearts and minds NOW with HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION!!!”

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Frontwing USA have announced that both the all-ages and 18+ digital version of Sharin no Kuni will be released in August 2023. The 18+ version will only be available in an aspect ratio of 4:3, while the all-ages version will initially only include 16:9. The physical version will be released in September 2023. A Steam version is planned to be available at a later date.

While not a visual novel itself, NIS America have announced the upcoming PlayStation 4 and 5 release of Monochrome Mobius: Rights And Wrongs Forgotten in Fall 2023. This is a prequel to the Utawarerumono Mask series. Some websites incorrectly reported that it would include an English dub, but this has been confirmed to be a mistake. Limited Editions will be available.

This title is currently available on PC and you can find our review of it here.

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Gaming News:

Nintendo is giving the latest Legend of Zelda title one final bit of promotion before its release next month! The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom received a brand-new trailer. While things are kept vague regarding the story, we see a lot of characters, gorgeous locals, and new gameplay segments.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on May 12th.

Watch the final trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Another highly anticipated game got a bunch of new information, but this was done via a PlayStation State of Play event! Final Fantasy XVI got a 25-minute showcase that shows new mechanics and gameplay. On top of that, Kenshi Yonezu, who was behind the opening theme for Chainsaw Man was announced to be providing the game’s theme song.

Final Fantasy XVI launches exclusively for PlayStation 5 on June 22nd.

Watch the PlayStation State of Play event for Final Fantasy XVI

Upcoming Releases:

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters are arriving on consoles this week! Boasting remastered visuals, newly remixed soundtracks, and extra features to make the game easier brings new life to these classic RPG titles.

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters arrive for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on April 19th.

Announced almost two years ago, the remake of a beloved strategy RPG franchise from Nintendo is finally releasing this week! Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp takes the original Game Boy Advance titles and enhances them with brand-new visuals, an online multiplayer mode, and a map creation feature.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on April 21st.

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