Nook News – 6/21/21

Gaming News:

The highly-anticipated crossover between Hyperdimension Neptunia and Senran Kagura titled Senran Nin Nin Ninja Taisen Neptune: Shoujo-tachi no Kyouen received quite a few new details! The game has confirmed 10 playable characters, four from each franchise and two brand new characters exclusive to this crossover. The game will use an action system similar to Tamsoft’s Senran Kagura series, though a bit slower than some of the prior entries. To top it off, a mechanic revolved around meditating at hot springs is also included.

Senran Nin Nin Ninja Taisen Neptune: Shoujo-tachi no Kyouen has no western release date at this time.

Watch the Senran Nin Nin Ninja Taisen Neptune: Shoujo-tachi no Kyouen trailer

Anime News:

It seems like such a long time since the announcement of Junji Ito’s critically-acclaimed Uzumaki anime adaptation, but we’ve finally gotten a long-needed update on the project. The anime’s director, Hiroshi Nagahama apologized for the delay, sighting that COVID-19 greatly affected the series’ production. They showed a small section of the first episode, showcasing the beautiful black-and-white visual style that harkens back to Junji Ito’s original manga. To conclude the update, we received a new release window for the series.

Uzumaki‘s anime adaption will premiere in October 2022.

Watch the Uzumaki update video

It’s been quite a few years, but a second season of Saga of Tanya the Evil has finally been confirmed! Based off a series of light novels, this unique take on the popular isekai genre has been in print for almost 8 years and got turned into a successful anime adaptation in 2017. A lot of the original staff, such as director, writer, and animation studio are returning for this second season, with them announcing it in the form of a teaser trailer.

The second season of Saga of Tanya the Evil has no premiere date at this time.

Watch the teaser trailer for Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2

Keeping with the theme of isekai series, we have another one getting an anime adaptation. Isekai Ojisan/Uncle from Another World is a comedy manga series from mangaka Hotondoshindeiru about an uncle who awakens after 17 years of being in another world and has to learn to adapt to modern society. The twist is the uncle also got obsessed with video games during that time! The anime project was announced in a video that also promoted the sixth volume releasing.

Isekai Ojisan/Uncle from Another World currently has no premiere date.

Watch the announcement video for Isekai Ojisan/Uncle from Another World

Upcoming Releases:

Looking for your Metroidvania fix after Metroid Dread‘s announcement? Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights should be just what you’re looking for! Originally on early access, the full version is ready to be released. Sporting a gorgeous visual art style with a tragic story and many of the traits fans of the genre have grown to love, this is definitely a title to keep an eye on.

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights releases for Nintendo Switch and PC on June 22nd. You can find our early thoughts on it here.

If you want to get into a classic JRPG, Square-Enix is remastering a classic title for modern systems this week! Legend of Mana is the follow-up to last year’s Trials of Mana remake and aims to bring new fans into this classic franchise.

The Legend of Mana remaster launches for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 24th.

The plumber of many talents is returning to the golf course in Mario Golf: Super Rush! While it lets you play a traditional game of golf, new modes like speed golf and a story mode with your Mii bring the charm of the Super Mario series into this well-known sport.

Mario Golf: Super Rush arrives exclusively on Nintendo Switch on June 25th.

Bandai Namco’s jump into the 8th generation of consoles is finally here! From some of the team behind the Tales Of series, Scarlet Nexus is an action RPG with a high emphasis on psychokinetic action and two playable characters. There’s also a demo available if you want to try out the game ahead of its release.

Scarlet Nexus releases for Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 25th.

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