Nook News – 6/7/21

Visual Novel News:

Corpse Factory, a thriller visual novel is currently on Kickstarter and looks to be on the road to being funded without issue. Set in Tokyo, rumors of a website where users can request the death of someone they know are being spread. With victims receiving a photo of their own corpse even before they are dead, this looks like it will be an interesting mystery to unravel. Corpse Factory is due to release on PC and Nintendo Switch.

You can download the demo here.

Hashihime of the Old Book Town append has announced that it will be ported to the Nintendo Switch and released on the 16th of December 2021. This boys love story is set in Taisho-era Japan, following Tamamori, a failed student living in a used book store. But friends from his hometown keep suffering mysterious deaths. Tamamori finds himself in the middle of this occult mystery.

Can’t wait for Switch? Find it on PC here.

Tanuki-sama Studios have announced the upcoming Steam release of Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle, season one on the 9th July 2021. This includes chapter one, two and three. The game is currently available on and you can read our review of this courtroom visual novel here.

You can find the Steam page here, with a quote about the game from yours truly! A 15% discount will be available during the release week.

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A storm brews in the horizon as Umi, a normal student sees himself embroiled in a conflict of galactic proportions, facing the suspicion of the Galactic Police and Don Dokgar’s encroaching menace. Watch as he uncovers his past alongside Alyssa of the galactic police and goes from puny zero to galactic hero in this sweet space adventure.

JAST USA announced today that it will be releasing its next visual novel game, Meteor Pendulum Heart, this week, June 11, 2021. It will be available digitally via the JAST USA store, with a physical limited edition releasing later. They are currently running a vote on the favorite girl, the winner being featured as an item with the physical version.

You can watch the trailer here.

Gaming News:

E3 is fast approaching and the biggest week in gaming is set to bring a ton of new announcements to excite every type of gamer! Here is the current schedule for a few of the live streams from each company:

Ubisoft – Saturday, June 12th at 12pm (PDT), 3pm (EDT), 8pm (BST)

Devolver Digital – Saturday, June 12th. The exact times are TBC.

Microsoft & Bethesda – Sunday, June 13th at 10am (PDT), 1pm (EDT), 6pm (BST)

Square Enix – Sunday, June 13th at 12:15pm (PDT), 3:15pm (EDT), 8:15pm (BST)

PC Gaming Show – Sunday, June 13th. The exact times are TBC.

Capcom – Monday, June 14th. The exact times are TBC.

Nintendo – Tuesday, June 15th at 9am (PDT), 12pm (EDT), 5pm (BST)

Bandai Namco – Tuesday, June 15th. The exact times are TBC.

Yuji Naka, one of the game designers responsible for the development of Sonic the Hedgehog has announced his departure from Square-Enix after the release of his most recent title, Balan Wonderworld. He also is considering retiring from the gaming industry, saying “I’m already 55 years old, so I may as well retire.”

While it was an exclusive for the Oculus Quest since last October, Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing is arriving on more VR platforms later this year.

Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing arrives on Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, and Steam VR on July 15th.

Check out our review of Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing 

Koei Tecmo’s latest entry in their retelling of the Japanese Sengoku period is almost here. Samurai Warriors 5 just received one more trailer a few weeks before the full game’s release, and it promises over 20 characters, a new cel-shaded art style, and the 1 vs. 1,000 action gameplay the Warriors series is famous for.

Samurai Warriors 5 launches for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Switch on June 24th, with a PC release coming on July 27th.

Watch the Samurai Warriors 5 final trailer

The highly anticipated 15th entry in SNK’s legendary King of Fighters series will need a little more time before it’s ready to enter the ring. It has been announced that the game will no longer release in 2021, and has moved its release to Q1 2022King of Fighters XV‘s producer, Yasuyuki Oda had the following to say regarding the delay:

“There are many fans who are anticipating the release of KOF XV in 2021, however at this point in time, we unfortunately have to announce that KOF XV will now be launching within the 1st quarter of 2022. 

The development timeline we set out to reach in the beginning has been affected by the ever-still rising cases of COVID-19 within Japan. We have made the ultimate decision in the end that the product’s quality must come first, and so with that decision comes an altered release window.

We sincerely ask for your kind patience and understanding as our development teams continue to work hard on KOF XV as we draw closer to its release.”

Anime News:

Kyoto Animation’s comeback is almost here, with fans eagerly awaiting the return of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. We won’t have to wait much longer, as the premiere date has now been confirmed, while also releasing a new trailer and key visual for the second season.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S premieres on July 7th.

Watch the new trailer for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S

If you were unaware, Studio Ghibli are currently creating a Ghibli-themed park in the Aichi Prefecture. Recently, they revealed that a section based of My Neighbor Totoro will be added, with a 6.3-meter replica of the ship from Laputa: Castle in the Sky being built as well.

The Studio Ghibli park will open with its first phase in Fall 2022, with the second phase launching in Fall 2023.

SHIROBAKO is getting a movie and it’s making its way to the US later this year! Eleven Arts got the rights for it back in November 2020 and tickets will go on sale via Fathom Events.

SHIROBAKO The Movie arrives in the US on August 10th.

Watch the trailer for SHIROBAKO The Movie

Based on a series of light novels, The Detective is Already Dead is getting an anime adaptation! It tells the story of a young man and his exploits after he attempts to return to a normal lifestyle after working with a globe-trotting detective.

The Detective is Already Dead premieres on July 4th.

Watch the trailer for The Detective is Already Dead

On the topic of light novels, another one is being adapted for the Summer 2021 anime season too! Remake Our Life! is about a man in his late 20’s dealing with the bankruptcy of his company. After moving back in with his parents to try and get his life back in order, he tries to get some sleep. When he awakes, he notices he’s somehow 10 years younger and gets the chance to re-live his college life and hopefully find success.

Remake Our Life! premieres on July 3rd.

Watch the trailer for Remake Our Life!

Upcoming Releases:

Idea Factory and Compile Heart are making the jump to the next generation of consoles, and what better way to do so than with everyone’s favorite purple-haired protagonist, Neptune? Neptunia ReVerse is a remake of Neptunia Re;Birth 1, but it also includes new gameplay features, such as a fishing mechanic.

Neptunia ReVerse releases exclusively on Playstation 5 on June 8th.

In a surprise announcement, Grasshopper Manufacture and XSEED Games revealed that No More Heroes 1 & 2 are coming to the PC via Steam! The games will support HD resolutions and even play at 60 frames-per-second.

No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle arrive on the PC on June 9th.

One of 2020’s best games, Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting an enhanced version for the Playstation 5 this week! Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade boasts enhanced features and a playable section with fan-favorite character Yuffie.

Final Fantasy VII Intergrade launches exclusively on Playstation 5 on June 10th.

Arc System Works’ premiere franchise is getting a brand new entry with Guilty Gear -STRIVE-! While it has been delayed several times, the game has had plenty of beta tests to enhance the game in preparation for its launch. It boasts a roster of 15 characters, the continuation of the Guilty Gear story, and some of the best cel-shaded visuals in the industry.

Guilty Gear -STRIVE- launches for Playstation 5, Playstation 4, and PC on June 11th.

It’s been a while since the last big Playstation 5 exclusive, but we’re about to get another one thanks to Insomniac Games. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the first mainline entry in the series since the PS4 remake of the original game back in 2016. It aims to utilize the power of the Playstation 5 and also introduces a new character named Rivet.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart arrives exclusively on Playstation 5 on June 11th.

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