Nook News – 6/26/23 | Nintendo News and Kazuma’s Quest Continues

Visual Novel News:

Alongside the release of NUKITASHI, Shiravune have announced the upcoming release of NUKITASHI 2. This takes place in a parallel dimension to that of the original game, where the protagonist is transported to a world where he is part of the team of antagonists from the original visual novel. No release date has been announced at this time.

Want to learn more? Check out our review and guide for the original Nukitashi.

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In a surprise announcement, Alcot’s Clover Day’s Plus will be coming to Steam, after reportedly initially being banned. We have received confirmation from an official source, but some sources claim that publisher Hikari Field submitted it as a method to resubmit despite the previous ban. NekoNyan continued to be listed as the publisher, alongside Hikari Field. The release date is listed as August 2023.

Bottled-up emotions… An everlasting oath… Heartfelt desires… An enduring regret… And a childhood promise. Yuuto was abandoned by his parents and raised in an orphanage in Britain before a trading merchant by the name of Takakura Yoshiomi adopted him and brought him to Japan.

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Frontwing USA has announced a release date for the latest visual novel in the Grisaia series, Grisaia Chronos Rebellion. It will release on 27th July, 2023. It notes that “All of the girls from Mihama, past and present, must face off against a new evil terrorist organization in an all-out war“.

SORD (Social Ops, Research & Development) is an agency that was established to recruit and train talented operatives for special anti-terrorism units. All kinds of misfit girls are enlisted in SORD’s training schools. They are issued guns and live ammunition in the name of national defense, for that is the only way they could be granted a place in the world.
Arata is the handler of Class D at Mihama Academy, a school for SORD. Class D is nicknamed “Dead Stock”, because it’s full of third-rate students. In order to increase his students’ chances of survival, Arata trains them using PeTS, an experimental neural signal synchronization technology. During one extrajudicial mission, he finds a mysterious girl sleeping inside an incubator at a terrorist hideout. As if drawn together by fate, Arata is able to sync with her using PeTS, and the two narrowly escape with their lives. The girl introduces herself as “L”, and Arata welcomes her into Class D.

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JAST USA has now released the Onigokko! fandisc. It features after stories for the four heroines and a new story from the main character’s little sister. Check out our review of the original game here.

Welcome back to Miyajima Island! Without spoiling too much of the first game, the Onigokko! FanDisc has after stories for each of the game’s heroines! In case you’ve ever wondered how things shoot out between you and your favorite girl from the first game, or just wanted to experience a little more of what made her so magical, this fandisc has it!
But in addition, we’ve got a little extra for you; an imouto route, for all of you sister-lovers out there who felt like the first game left you wanting! Want no more, for that wrong is righted here, as Keisuke’s sister has her own fully playable story!

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Gaming New:

In what’s become a typical move for Nintendo, they announced a Nintendo Direct the day before it happened. Here are the highlights from the stream:

It may not have Ryan Reynolds, but Detective Pikachu is making his big comeback! Make your return to Ryme City and solve cases with the coffee-chugging detective, who just so happens to be a talking Pikachu.

Detective Pikachu Returns arrives exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 6th.

Watch the reveal trailer for Detective Pikachu Returns

The latest installment of the lovable Pikmin franchise is now less than a month away! In Pikmin 4, you take on the role of a member of the Rescue Corps as you land on a strange planet inhabited by adorable plant-like creatures named Pikmin. Collect materials and recover castaways to repair your ship both during the day and at night; a first for the Pikmin series.

Pikmin 4 launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 21st.

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Wario is making his return to micro-game compilations with WarioWare Move It! This new entry will have you moving your body in crazy ways using both Joy-Cons in over 200 micro-games, and you’ll even be able to share the insanity with up to four players in multiplayer.

WarioWare Move It releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 3rd.

Watch the reveal trailer for WarioWare Move It

From the developers of Sonic Mania comes a brand new colorful 3D platformer! Penny’s Big Breakaway sees you going up against an army of penguins with nothing but your trusty yoyo. But it’s more than just a toy; utilize your yoyo for both platforming and combat challenges you’re sure to come across.

Penny’s Big Breakaway launches for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC in early 2024.

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Remember playing Super Mario RPG back on your Super Nintendo? Well, you’ll be ecstatic to learn that it’s getting a remake! Relive the charming Super Nintendo classic with its unique mix of turn-based and real-time combat in a charm-filled world. And before you ask, yes. Even Geno is back!

The Super Mario RPG remake releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 17th.

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While we didn’t see much beyond a few gameplay snippets, a brand-new game starring the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach is now in the works!

Watch the teaser for the new Princess Peach game

A full remake of the PlayStation classic, Star Ocean The Second Story is launching later this year! This new game boasts a gorgeous mix of 2D sprites and 3D backgrounds, English voice acting, and a togglable arranged soundtrack. It also comes with gameplay changes during combat such as Chain Attacks and follow-up attacks with your allies.

Star Ocean The Second Story R launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 2nd.

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To wrap up the Direct, a brand new Super Mario 2D platformer was revealed! Super Mario Wonder sees Mario return to his 2D roots but with a distinct twist. After picking up a brand new power-up, the world completely shifts to an almost dream-like state, leading to endless possibilities for level designs and concepts.

Super Mario Wonder launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 20th.

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Beyond the Nintendo Direct, Koei Tecmo finally provided more information on their new game based on the Fate franchise! Fate Samurai Remnant is advertised as an action RPG set during the Edo period of Japanese history during an event called The Waxing Moon Ritual. If you happen to be attending Anime Expo this year, you’ll be able to get to play a demo for the game at the Aniplex booth.

Fate Samurai Remnant releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 29th.

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Anime News:

While it’s been teased for quite a while, the rag-tag team of adventurers are making their grand return next year! KonoSuba is finally getting a third season, but all we know is that it’s premiering in 2024 and we got a brand new key visual for the new season. This adds to the excitement of last week’s announcement about Konosuba – God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Love For These Clothes Of Desire!

After a successful anime series, Ranking of Kings is getting a movie! While there are no details regarding the story, staff, or release date, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Upcoming Releases:

From the creators of Danganronpa comes a brand new mystery series with a bold art style! Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE puts you in the shoes of a detective in training named Yuma partnering with a spirit called Shinigami. Solve mysteries and explore what’s known as a Mystery Labyrinth to uncover the truth in a city with rain that never stops.

Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 30th.

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