Nook News – 4/22/24 | Yuri on Ice Movie Canceled

Visual Novel News:

After a significant delay, Amazing Grace -What Color Is Your Attribute?- finally has a release date. Shiravune has announced that it will be coming to Steam and other platforms on 25th April, 2024.

We’ve written a detailed review and guide for this  time-travel mystery adventure visual novel ahead of release.

“A holy night with no dawn, my dear…” Shuu awakens, memoryless, in a town blanketed in snow that feels truly bizarre to him. In this town filled with Europeanized architecture enveloped and closed off by a humongous wall called the aurora, there is nothing more treasured than the arts. It is here in this mysterious town that Shuu is saved by its residents and allowed to live a fulfilling life with the students of St. Aria Academy. However, this blissful life is eventually taken away from him in the blink of an eye. On December 25th, an unexplained conflagration brings the town to almost complete destruction. Loving this town more than anyone, Yune decides to take destiny into her own hands and rewinds time back to December 2nd—the first day of Advent.

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NekoNyan has also announced a release date for Purple Software’s Aoi Tori, which takes place in the same setting as Amatsutsumi. It will launch on the 30th April, 2024.

At this time, the storefronts have not been specified. NekoNyan hope for a Steam release, but it is unknown if this will happen and it may be later due to issues with the Steam approval process.

Kirihara Academy for Girls, a missionary boarding school located in the remote Japanese mountains. It’s here we find our protagonist, Shiratori Ritsu, the sole male allowed on campus and the school priest. He has the power to bring bliss to those he touches, and that ability is enhanced if the contact is sexual in nature. Never once has he set foot outside the academy grounds, which protect him from demons lusting after him. But the girls of this academy come to him, believing he’s their guardian angel, and he obliges. For he is burdened by the death of a girl, which strengthened his resolve to make others happy.

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Gaming News:

Nintendo recently held an Indie World Showcase presentation which showcased a ton of new independent projects currently in development. Here are the highlights:

Little Kitty, Big City sees you playing as a curious black cat in the middle of a large cityscape trying to find their way home. With an open world to explore and other animals to help, it’s sure to be a big journey for such a small animal.

Little Kitty, Big City launches for Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 9th.

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Yars Rising is the latest game to come from WayForward, but also sees them partnering with legendary game studio, Atari! Based on the classic Yars’ Revenge, you take on the role of Emi Kimura in this action platformer that’ll have you jump, shoot, and sneak past hordes of enemies as you try to infiltrate the QoTech Corporation.

Yars Rising releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2024.

Watch the reveal trailer for Yars Rising

Antonblast is a fast-paced 2D platformer inspired by the likes of Wario Land 4! You play as Dynamite Anton on a quest for revenge against the devil after they stole Anton’s spirit collection. Combining both incredibly fast movement options and beautiful pixel art, play as both Dynamite Anton and Dynamite Annie as you smash up the scenery and take down fiendish bosses. And the best part? A demo for the game is available now on the Nintendo eShop!

Antonblast launches for Nintendo Switch and PC on November 12th.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate is a four-player roguelike that lets you play as one of the four legendary comic book characters against the Foot Clan to save their master, Splinter! As the genre would imply, room variations, power-ups, and boss modifiers always change per run, so it’ll take quite a bit of work for you to see this journey to its end.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate releases as a timed console exclusive for Nintendo Switch this July.

Watch the trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate

To close out the presentation, the final game reveal was for a sequel to a popular franchise. SteamWorld Heist 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the highly acclaimed original title that was originally released back in 2015! Alongside the turn-based strategy battle system from the original game, the sequel brings with it real-time naval combat on the world map.

SteamWorld Heist 2 launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on August 8th.

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Did you know there was a prequel to Persona 3 that was only released on Japanese mobile phones? Regardless, this 2007 phone game is getting ported to Nintendo Switch and PC! Titled Persona 3 Aigis THE FIRST MISSION, it sees you playing as Aigis in 1999 and serves as a means to add more to her backstory. Just keep in mind that there isn’t an English translation for the game, so all the text will be in Japanese.

No release window for Persona 3 Aigis THE FIRST MISSION has been announced at this time.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is finally ready for release this week! However, it’s a bittersweet moment, as Yoshitaka Murayama, the creator of the franchise along with the title that inspired it, Suikoden, passed away earlier this year. Despite this, Junko Kawano and Osamu Komuta, the character designer and director respectively, said they’ve got plans for a sequel in the hopes of continuing Murayama’s legacy.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 23rd.

Just a week before Paramount’s Knuckles series premieres, news of the actor portraying another fan-favorite character in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has been revealed! Shadow the Hedgehog will be played by famous actor, Keanu Reeves, who’s best known for playing Neo in The Matrix and John Wick in… well, John Wick. The cast from the previous two movies will also be reprising their roles for this third installment.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 arrives in theaters on December 20th.

The next piece of DLC for Fate/Samurai Remnant not only got a bunch of new information but is now available for purchase! Titled Record’s Fragment: Yagyu Sword Chronicles, this second DLC chapter centers around a new servant named Yagyu Munenori.

Watch the trailer for Fate/Samurai Remnant Record’s Fragment: Yagyu Sword Chronicles DLC trailer

Anime News:

It’s a sad day for a lot of anime fans, as an extremely hyped project has unfortunately been canceled. YURI!!! on ICE The Movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE was being produced by MAPPA, who certainly have a lot of huge projects currently in the works, and served as a follow-up to the classic 2016 anime, YURI!!! on ICE. The hype for an official continuation was one fans were very excited about, especially when it was originally planned for a 2020 release that was postponed due to COVID-19. Despite this, a recent official statement revealed that production on the movie has sadly been canceled.

Upcoming Releases:

As mentioned earlier, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is being released this week! The game serves as a spiritual successor to Konami’s Suikoden series and has been in the making for quite a while. The game was crowd funded through Kickstarter back in 2020 and became the third highest-funded video game project on the platform.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 23rd.

Looking for a new Soulslike to play this year? This next game might be just what you’re looking for! Another Crab’s Treasure sees you playing as a hermit crab on a quest to get their lost shell back. Equip a wide variety of other shells to give you unique abilities alongside the tried-and-tested gameplay the genre is famous for.

Another Crab’s Treasure releases for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 25th.

The next game from legendary game studio Level 5 is finally getting released in the West this week! Megaton Musashi: Wired is an action RPG all about giant robots. This release is an enhanced version of the original game released exclusively in Japan back in 2021.

Megaton Musashi: Wired launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 25th.


Based on the incredibly popular anime series, Demon Slayer, this next game is not exactly what you’d expect from the franchise. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Sweep the Board takes this action Shonen series and puts it into a board game inspired by Mario Party. Enjoy a variety of mini-games and play as some of the franchise’s most famous characters in this charming board game environment.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Sweep the Board releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on April 26th.

Even with the recent passing of Akira Toriyama, his legacy lives on with the many series he created, with this new game being based on one of them! Sand Land is based on the original one-shot manga and new 3D anime series and sees you playing as Beelzebub, the son of the Demon King. Travel with a team of allies on a quest to find a legendary spring in this sand-covered wasteland while piloting a variety of unique vehicles.

Sand Land arrives for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and PC on April 26th.

From the creators of the popular gacha game, Goddess of Victory: Nikke, the studio has created a 3D action game for consoles, and it’s launching this week! Stellar Blade has you playing as a woman named Eve traveling to Xion, the last surviving city on Earth. Alongside a group of companions, battle your way through hordes of enemies and reclaim Earth once again.

Stellar Blade releases exclusively for PlayStation 5 on April 26th.

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