Visual Novel News:
While an official announcement has not been made, a page has been listed on Johren and Shiravune’s website for Succubus Sessions: Mami Mamiya’s Sweet Slice of Hell (間宮摩美は癒やしてあげたい/Mamiya Mami wa Iyashite Agetai) by developer Argonauts. The release date has been listed as 21st July, 2023. (UPDATE: Since writing, this has now been officially announced and Steam has been added as a platform).
This visual novel follows the perpetually unlucky Koichi as he meets the pink-haired Mami, who takes him to her hidden succubus village.
Idea Factory’s Charade Maniacs, will be arriving physically and digitally in North America and Europe for the Nintendo Switch on June 27 and pre-orders are now open for the limited edition.
The Limited Edition of this otome visual novel includes: Game (with reversible cover sleeve), Steel Game Case, “Behind the Curtain” Hardcover Art Book (68 pages), Charade Maniacs: Curtain Call Drama CD, Charade Maniacs The Next Act Short Novel (44 pages), 10 Card Bromide Set, and a Collector’s Box Exclusive Trading Card.
Ninetail has announced that VenusBlood GAIA International will be delayed by a month due to “several extenuating circumstances”. The new release date will be on the 28th of July, 2023.
Retrocausality by Thanatos/Neoclassic Games has been released on Steam. There is a 30% introductory discount for this kinetic indie visual novel, lasting until the 12th May, 2023.
Set in Akihabara between the years 2000-2069, Retrocausality follows a group of college students who survive an anomaly only to find themselves in the middle of a temporal war.
More Visual Novel News
- Open Spaces, an indie psychological visual novel, is now available on Steam
- Endless Monday: Dreams and Deadlines, an indie visual novel, is now available on Steam
- Coffee Dates, a lighthearted indie visual novel, is now available on Steam
- The final DLC for Our Life Beginnings and Always will be released on 19th May, 2023
- Death Trick: Double Blind, an investigative visual novel, has been announced with a demo and trailer
Have you often found yourself debating about who your favorite VTuber is? Now you can add to your arguments by seeing which one would win in a fight! Besto Game Team has just launched an unofficial fighting game starring the many famous faces from Hololive’s suite of personalities. The game boasts an 8-character roster, an easy-to-learn control scheme, rollback netcode, and free additions to the roster through future DLC. And the best part? The game is 100% free to play!
Idol Showdown is now available on PC via Steam.
Between Streets of Rage 4, River City Girls, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, the classic beat-’em-up genre is going through something of a renaissance. Another classic franchise is joining that line-up with the return of Billy and Jimmy Lee! Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons is the latest addition to the franchise after six years. It boasts thirteen characters, a tag-team system, and even an injection of rogue-lite elements.
Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC this Summer.
Aside from the likes of King Kong and Godzilla, another classic giant monster is making his return later this year! Gamera -Rebirth- is a six-episode anime series coming to Netflix and directed by Hiroyuki Seshita. The big draw for this new series is how the titular monster, Gamera, will be up against five different monsters.
Gamera -Rebirth- premieres on Netflix in 2023.
The next entry in CyberConnect2’s strategy RPG series starring anthropomorphized animals will be released this week! Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 is set in a war-torn world and sees you in the shoes of a group of youths who live in and pilot a massive tank to save their families from the opposing forces.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 11th.
After being teased all the way back in 2019, the next mainline entry in the Legend of Zelda series is finally ready for release! The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom follows the events of Breath of the Wild and sees you once again in the shoes of Link to explore not only the land of Hyrule but the skies as well. The game not only boasts a higher degree of exploration but also crafting options to create custom weapons and even vehicles.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on May 12th.
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