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Visual Novel News:

JAST USA have released the final chapter in the highly-rated FLOWERS series. This yuri visual novel has you join Suoh as she finally closes in on the secret behind Mayuri’s disappearance!

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Another yuri title, Good Luck Baby has been launched on Kickstarter by Noodletub Games, the creators of Love Bakudan. While the set goal is very low compared to most, it has already reached it and met several of the stretch goals.

Noodletub Games describe Good Luck Baby as a ‘kinetic yuri visual novel about true love, found family, and happiness blooming in unexpected circumstances’.

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Hanako Games has announced that they are working on a sequel to Long Live the Queen, the popular visual novel/management game where most paths lead to death.

While in early stages, we currently know that the working title is Long Live The Queen: Galaxy Princess Zorana. It’s set far in the future, placing you in a similar situation as the original. It states that ‘You are the pampered daughter of a mighty emperor (think Flash Gordon and Ming the Merciless) who unexpectedly comes to power when your father dies in a freak accident. Now you must work to win over your father’s underlings and be proclaimed absolute ruler before someone else can take your Empire away from you’.

The console port of Long Live the Queen is expected this year. At the time of writing, the game is currently 70% off on Steam but this ends today. It’s a personal favorite of one of our writers, so check it out.

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Readers may recall previous news about Toffer Team’s LIP! Lewd Idol Project having it’s funds frozen and taken away by it’s payment processing partner. They’ve announced a new campaign via IndieGogo to raise the funds for Volumes 2 & 3.

For more information on current instalments of this series, check out our reviews of LIP! Lewd Idol Project Vol. 1 and LIP! Lewd Idol Project Vol. 1 – Hot Springs And Beach Episodes.

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Gaming News:

Just like last week, a few gaming companies hosted online presentations for their upcoming titles. First up this week was Capcom, with them providing updates for Monster Hunter Rise‘s Sunbreak expansion. The expansion will release on June 30th for Nintendo Switch and PC, though a free demo for the expansion was released to give fans a taste of what’s to come.

But that wasn’t all from Capcom, as they also announced the DLC coming to last year’s Resident Evil Village. Dubbed The Winters’ Expansion, it will include an epilogue chapter titled Chapter of Rose, new additions and characters to the game’s Mercenaries mode, and a third-person mode for the main game. The DLC is set to release on October 28th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on October 28th. If you’ve never had the chance to play the original game, a version of the game with all the DLC included called Resident Evil Village Gold Edition will be released on the same day.

It may be hard to believe, but Final Fantasy VII turns 25 years old this year! To celebrate, Square-Enix hosted an anniversary celebration presentation where they announced a few projects relating to the original PlayStation classic. The first big announcement was Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion; a full remake of the original PSP title released back in 2007. Take on the role of Zack Fair in this prequel to the original Final Fantasy VII that uses an action RPG system similar to games such as Kingdom Hearts.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion arrives for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC this Winter.

Watch the announcement trailer for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

The other huge announcement was confirmation of the second part of the Final Fantasy VII remake! Titled Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, we only got a short tease of what’s to come, but we now know that the remake will consist of three games, with the third entry not being titled at this time.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launches exclusively for PlayStation 5 next winter.

Watch the announcement trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

To wrap up the game announcements for the week, Capcom hosted a presentation celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dragon’s Dogma! The event announced a sequel to the original title is now in development, but we’ll have to wait for more information at this time.

Watch the 10th anniversary event for Dragon’s Dogma

Anime News:

One of the best anime series to come out of the 90s was undoubtedly Trigun. It’s been over 10 years since the last piece of animated content with the Trigun: Badlands Rumble film, but the series is finally making a comebackTrigun Stampede is being worked on by Studio Orange, who are best known for Land of the Lustrous and Beastars, so it’s likely this series will also be animated in 3D. We haven’t got long to wait for more information, as we’ll get our first proper look at Anime Expo 2022 on July 2nd.

Trigun Stampede will premiere in 2023.

If you’re trying hard to avoid spoilers for the new Dragon Ball film, you’ll have to keep it up for two more months. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has finally been confirmed for a western release and will arrive in US theaters on August 19th! The film will also receive an English dub, with Crunchyroll releasing a dubbed trailer to make the announcement.

Watch the English dub trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

My Hero Academia is returning for its sixth season this Fall! With only a few months more to wait, Studio Bones released a brand new trailer for the new season, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come.

Watch the trailer for My Hero Academia‘s sixth season

The Japanese classic Astro Boy is finally returning to television with a new series called Astro Boy Reboot! This is a collaborative project between Shibuya Productions and Method Animation for this 3D animated series, which aims to produce 52 episodes. Thomas Astruc is set to direct the series, which is notable because he created the popular series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. This new Astro Boy series has been in the works for quite a few years, so fans can breathe a sigh of relief that it’s still being worked on, although we still don’t have a release window as of now.

Upcoming Releases:

Sonic the Hedgehog is going back to basics with this retro throwback to his origins this week! In the aptly titled Sonic Origins, play the original four games in a brand new widescreen format while also having access to a newly crafted mission mode, animated cutscenes for each game, and a plethora of unlockables in the in-game museum.

Sonic Origins releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 23rd.

Spike Chunsoft’s next game is finally ready for release! AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative is a direct sequel to the original and sees you playing as Mizuki, one of the secondary characters from the original game to solve a new and bizarre mystery.

AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 24th.

If you’re a fan of classic Capcom fighting games, you’ll definitely want to pick up this next title! Capcom Fighting Collection is a collection of ten classic fighters, including every version of Darkstalkers, both entries in the Pocket Fighter series, Cyberbots: Full Metal MadnessRed Earth, and Hyper Street Fighter 2: The Anniversary Edition.

Capcom Fighting Collection releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 24th.

Fire Emblem is returning to the Switch, but not in the way you might expect. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is a brand new Warriors game from Omega Force and will feature many of the beloved characters and locations from the original title in this fast-paced action game.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 24th.

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