Nook News – 4/3/23 – Goodbye E3

Visual Novel News:

JAST USA have announced the upcoming release of Water Closet: The Forbidden Chamber: Remastered: Deluxe Edition. It will be fully voiced, with HD graphics and compatibility with modern systems. While announced on April 1st, 2023, they have opened pre-orders and it appears to be real.

Water Closet: The Forbidden Chamber is known as the worst eroge ever made. Famously, it recieved a perfect -50 score on SomethingAwful back in the day. And so, years later, we’ve come to say… you’re right. It’s terrible. It’s so incredibly bad it’s hard to believe it ended up translated. And we’re bringing that experience to you, with high-definition crystal clear graphics optimized for your 1440p 360Hz gaming setup. You’re welcome.

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Imperial Grace will be launching it’s KickStarter on 5th April, 2023. You can find our interview with Synstoria here.
Imperial Grace is a visual novel about romance, medieval intrigue, and political strategy. Will you rule with your head, or your heart?
SEGA have launched The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog as a free title on the 1st April, 2023. While some may be apprehensive of it falling into the joke about visual novels and April Fools, Isaiah Parker from NookGaming had positive feedback after playing it.
It’s Amy Rose’s birthday, and she’s hosting a murder mystery party on the Mirage Express! When Sonic the Hedgehog becomes the game’s victim, everyone is off to get to the bottom of things. However, something feels a bit off – is this really an innocent game or is something more sinister afoot?

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Gaming News:

After gaming publishers have been dropping from the event left and right, it has been decided that the E3 event for 2023 has been canceled. If it was to go through, it would have been the first in-person E3 event to take place since 2019.

We’re just over one month away from the hugely anticipated next entry in The Legend of Zelda franchise! As such, series producer, Eiji Aonuma took the time to show us a bunch of the game’s new mechanics. They include the ability to fuse objects to weapons to make them stronger and a full-on material fusion system that gives you the freedom to create objects like rafts, carts, and air balloons. The presentation also announced a brand new Switch OLED system which will release on April 28th but does not include the game in the package.

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

Watch the full gameplay presentation of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

While we still have no word on when this next game will release, we now have a better idea. Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest the Adventure of Dai is an upcoming action RPG based on the manga and recently finished anime of the same name. The game will be released worldwide for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC sometime this Fall.

Anime News:

Remember when it was announced that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is getting an anime adaptation? Well, we got a huge update on the project! This new adaptation will be animated by Science SARU and perhaps most exciting, the cast from the original 2010 film will be reprising their roles. It was also confirmed that the composers of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, Anamanaguchi will be providing the music, along with Joseph Trapanese. No news of a release window was announced at this time.

Watch the cast announcement trailer for the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World anime

Back in 2018, we got a new adaptation of Cardcaptor Sakura, and we’re finally getting a follow-up! Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card is getting a continuation and aims to conclude the story, though as for when it will be released or who is working on it, that isn’t known at this time.

After its long gap, fans of Bungo Stray Dogs will be thrilled that they won’t have to wait nearly as long for the next season! Season 4 recently wrapped up and announced a fifth season with a trailer and key visual for the announcement.

Bungo Stray Dogs season 5 will premiere this July.

Watch the season 5 trailer for Bungo Stray Dogs

Upcoming Releases:

16 years after its initial release, GrimGrimoire is coming to modern platforms! This real-time strategy game developed by Vanillaware sees you playing as Lillet Blan, a witch stuck in a five-day loop and requires you to summon familiars to complete all kinds of quests.

GrimGrimoire OnceMore releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on April 4th.

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