Nook News – 5/20/24 | Kanon Finally Gets an Official English Release!

Visual Novel News:

VISUAL ARTS have announced the upcoming release of Kanon, the first game from the developer Key, who later went on to release works including AIR, Clannad, and Little Busters. Kanon has often received praise from fans and it has been adapted into an anime twice.

Kanon will release on Steam with English, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese language support. It features full voice support, apart from the protagonist who only has partial voice support and features HD visuals and CG coloring.

A release date has not yet been announced, though some fans have noted the 4th June 2024 will be the 25th anniversary of Kanon and seems a likely choice.

It’s a winter’s day, and snow is fluttering down…
On a bench in front of the train station, I reunite with my cousin, Nayuki Minase for the first time in seven years.
Nayuki and my aunt welcomed me back to this town after I suddenly had to move.
It’s also home to some hazy childhood memories of mine. In this town, covered in deep snow, five girls and I will come to experience small miracles…

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Spike Chunsoft have now officially announced the upcoming release of The Quintessential Quintuplets – Memories of a Quintessential Summer and The Quintessential Quintuplets – Five Memories Spent With You as digital downloads on Steam, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 for a 23rd May 2024 release. The third The Quintessential Quintuplets visual novel has not been announced at this time.

The Quintessential Quintuplets – Memories of a Quintessential Summer: It’s summer vacation! Futaro and his younger sister Raiha have been invited to the quintuplets’ private island. But a sudden storm turns what was supposed to be a three-day, two-night vacation into two weeks of survival! What fate awaits in this edge-of-your-seat island adventure with the quintuplets?

The Quintessential Quintuplets – Five Memories Spent With You: In preparation for a long-distance relationship after graduation, Futaro wants to restate his feelings to the girl he confessed to. His goal is to kiss her during a graduation trip. What will become of their love?

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Sekai Project have announced that they will be releasing Wagamama High Spec Overclock by Madosoft. This is the fandisc of Wagamama High Spec and contains after stories for the four heroines as well as routes for three sub-heroines.

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Shiravune have announced the upcoming release of An Aunt After My Own Heart (Boku Iro Ni Somaru Oba) from the developer DarkOne! They described this visual novel as a “multi-choice, single ending visual novel that focuses on the relationship between nephew and aunt, as they explore the complexities and joys of life, and what it means to be family”. The release date has not yet been announced.

It has been confirmed that there will be no Steam release as they were unable to come to an understanding with the platform.

The protagonist, Keisuke Shinozaki, returns alone to his grandparents’ house to stay for summer break. There, he is greeted by his mother’s (much) younger sister, Yuuka. Ever since he was little, the protagonist had always adored on his kind, smart, and beautiful aunt. However, it was quite the shock to learn that she was now engaged… In “Longing and Guilty Pleasure”, the protagonist confesses his feelings to his aunt, unwilling to hand her over to anyone else. In “Regret and Lust”, the now-older protagonist decides to steal her back, in spite of the blessing he’d given to her marriage years earlier. These two stories follow the transforming relationship between nephew and aunt.

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Gaming News:

We’ve received an update on when we can expect to get our hands on the latest entry in the Grand Theft Auto series! In a recent press release, Take-Two Interactive revealed that Grand Theft Auto VI will launch for both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in Fall 2025.

The next entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise is ready for release this year and is set in a location that has been heavily requested for years! Assassin’s Creed Shadows takes place in feudal Japan and sees you playing as two characters: Naoe, who is a shinobi assassin, and Yasuke, who’s known as a legendary samurai. The game was revealed in a cinematic trailer from Ubisoft, which also announced the release date.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows launches for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC on November 15th.

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After its recent release for the Nintendo Switch, Demon Slayer‘s take on Mario Party will be arriving on other platforms this Summer! Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Sweep the Board is a party game that uses boards and mini-games inspired by the first three seasons of the original anime series. On top of these new platform releases, two new characters, Genya Shinazugawa and Kanao Tsuyuri will be added to the game in a free update this Summer.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Sweep the Board releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on July 16th.

Upcoming Releases:

A remake of a beloved Gamecube RPG is releasing this week! Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is a full remake of the original Gamecube RPG developed by Intelligent Systems. Alongside the new visuals, it will also feature an arranged soundtrack. However, if you prefer the original Gamecube score, you’ll be able to swap it out with an in-game item.

The Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remake launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on May 23rd.


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