Visual Novel News:
Starting off on a sad note, Toffer Team has announced that they have lost access to the funds they raised via Kickstarter for LIP! Lewd Idol Project. Paypal has locked their account, with the reported reason being for ‘sexual services’. As many visual novels with adult content are funded by Kickstarter, this may serve as a warning to hold the funds in a bank account or elsewhere.
The first volume of this series can be brought on Steam and other platforms. Toffer Team still receive the proceeds from these sales.
On the topic of Kickstarters, One Spirit has recently become available to back. It is a coming-of-age visual novel set in an alternate timeline where the Cold War drags on into the 21st century. A key feature is that it states you can see the world through a cast of over a dozen characters.
JAST USA announced the release of fully remastered complete collections from two of their classics, Do You Like Horny Bunnies? – Complete Collection and X-Change – Complete Collection.
Do You Like Horny Bunnies? – Complete Collection releases today, while X-Change – Complete Collection is due to release in September 2021. JAST USA have also stated that depending on how well these remastered titles do, further classic titles may be remastered and released in the future.
Anyone who has bought any of the original releases digitally on the JAST USA Store, will get the respective game’s Remastered Collection for free.
Quite literally out of nowhere, Nintendo has confirmed the existence of a new and improved version of their most recent console, with the Nintendo Switch OLED Model. As the name implies, the biggest addition is the 7-inch OLED screen, but it will also include 64GB of internal memory, enhanced audio, a LAN port on the console’s dock, and a new-and-improved kickstand.
The Nintendo Switch OLED Model launches on October 8th, with the RRP being $349.99.
Remember that teaser GUST posted last week? We now have confirmation on what they were teasing and it’s a sequel to the underrated JRPG, Blue Reflection. In collaboration with Koei Tecmo, it was announced with a trailer showcasing the game.
Blue Reflection: Second Light launches for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on October 21st, with a PC version being released at a later time.
Announced last September, a crossover no one saw coming was revealed: Rooster Teeth would be working with WayForward, and Arc System works on a game in the RWBY franchise. It’s been almost a whole year, but we finally have our first look at the game. It’s called RWBY Arrowfell and is set after the seventh season, with it taking the form of a 2.5D sidescroller with a high focus on combat.
RWBY Arrowfell launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in 2022.
Unless you’ve been keeping up with the manga or been playing the recent video games, you’re likely wondering when the next Dragon Ball anime production will get released. Well, good news! While it was previously announced back in May that we’ll be getting a new movie in 2022, more information is set to be revealed at a special Dragon Ball panel at this year’s Comic-Con on Friday, July 23rd.
In a bit of unfortunate news, the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero has been delayed. Originally slated for this October, the series is being delayed by six months and will now premiere in April 2022.
During a special event celebrating the second anniversary of the Vinland Saga anime adaption, we finally got confirmation that the series is returning for a second season! We’ve got no information regarding the studio behind the project or when it will premiere, though we do know that Shuhei Yabuta will be returning to direct the series, along with Takahiko Abiru on character design.
On a brighter note for Isekai fans, we got an announcement regarding the biggest crossover in the genre. ISEKAI QUARTET is getting a movie in 2022 called Isekai Quartet The Movie -Another World-!The announcement was made in the form of a trailer and a key visual.
It’s the 30th anniversary of Baki the Grappler, which was first published in Weekly Shonen Champion back in 1991! While other celebrations are happening for the occasion, a new anime series was also announced. Titled Baki: Son of Ogre, it continues the story from the previous season and received a trailer to announce the new season.
Baki: Son of Ogre premieres on Netflix this October.
The Legend of Zelda series celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, but it’s also the 10th anniversary of one of the Nintendo Wii’s most memorable games: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Much like how Wind Waker and Twilight Princess got enhanced ports on the Wii U, Nintendo is giving the same HD treatment to Link’s journey across Skyloft.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on July 16th.
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