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Nook News – 7/31/23 | Final Fantasy XIV Online isn’t over yet!

Visual Novel News:

As rumoured in early leaks and now evidenced, it appears that the remake of Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon is getting a PC release. This is based on a scan of Type-Moon Ace Volume 15 with the PC logo on. While the magazine is reputable, being published by Kadokawa Shoten, otherwise no comment or confirmation regarding a PC version has been made as far as NookGaming are aware as of the time of writing. This includes release dates, languages for the PC version, or anything else. While no comment has been made on the PC version’s languages, the PlayStation and Nintendo Switch versions have been confirmed to be receiving English language. Unlike the original, no 18+ content is included in the remake, or has been mentioned for PC. While we are reporting on this as it has a reputable source confirming it and is notable news, we do note that it has not been evidenced well.

Credit to @HDKirin of RPGSite for confirming this with a scan.

Some big changes have been announced for Visual Arts, who are known for publishing games by Key such as Air, Kanon, Clannad, developing visual novel engines, and spawning multiple other developers. Most notably, they are now owned by Tencent Holdings Ltd, which they state will allow them to grow further and become a more global IP owner. The current CEO Takahiro Baba is also stepping down in favor of Genki Tenkumo (Okano Tohya), who has worked as producer, director and scenario writer of many of their games and anime.

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Shiravune have announced Nope Nope Nope Nope Nurses (Sakusei Byoutou ~Kyouaku Naru Kangoshichou ga Shihai suru Byouin no Shin’en e Sennyuu Sousa~) will be coming to Steam and Johren on 13th October, 2023.

Nope Nope Nope Nope Nurses is the thrilling third and final installment of the highly popular Nope Nope Nurses /Sakusei Byoutou series. It’s not just the nurses that are bad in this hospital… Illicit drugs, extortion, cash for bodily fluids, and an undercover investigation to top it all off—these are just some of the exciting twists and turns that await. Will Yamada make it out of this poor excuse of a hospital alive and well?

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After several delays, Love Lab have now released Sugar Sweet Temptation (Shugaten! -sugarfull tempering-) on Steam and JAST. You can find our review here and our guide here.

On the whimsical Night of the Fairies, Crow Yamada lands on the rooftop of a quaint patisserie known as Folkroll. Without any memories, he strives to help the cute employees by becoming the best baker around in this sugary sweet visual novel.

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Sugar Sweet Temptation - Kori and Meru in bed

Shiravune have now released The Shell Part I: Inferno (Kara no Shoujo) on Steam and Johren. This is the first of the HD Remasters of the three core titles in the Kara no Shoujo series. This release features “complete original translations with a completely different team than the previous MangaGamer releases”. You can find more details about these releases here.

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Frontwing USA has released Grisaia Chronos Rebellion on Steam. 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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While a release date has yet to be announced, Sekai Project have added the Steam Store page for UsoNatsu ~The Summer Romance Bloomed From A Lie~ and released both the opening video and a story trailer.

“Love can so easily turn people into liars.” On a hill overlooking the sea is Minatocho’s Aoba Dai-ichi High School. One night, 2nd year student, Tachibana Kaoru is completely heartbroken by her middle school homeroom teacher, Shimotsuki Mirei. That scene is also seen by Minagi Shiori, a model student who is also in Kaoru’s class. In state of despondence, Kaoru opens up to Shiori about her past with Mirei. After listening intently to Kaoru’s story, Shiori, with a mysterious air about her, poses a question. “Instead of forgetting someone you cared about… do you think it’s possible to simply overwrite those memories with different ones?” “I’m not sure if it’s truly possible or not, but I might have to try something like that if I’m going to get over her.” With that, Shiori suddenly makes a surprising request to Kaoru: “I need you to help me forget about my older brother.”

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Gaming News:

Many thought that the fourth expansion for Final Fantasy XIV Online would be the last, especially with its title being Endwalker. However, much to the surprise of many, it wasn’t in fact the end, as we’ve got more to come with the newly announced fifth expansion: Dawntrail! This new expansion introduces players to Tural; a new location with a brand new hub area and zones to explore. Two brand new DPS classes will also be introduced in this update as well. And if that wasn’t enough, after all these years, Final Fantasy XIV Online will be arriving for the Xbox Series X next Spring!

The Final Fantasy XIV Online Dawntrail expansion launches in Summer 2024.

Watch the announcement trailer for Final Fantasy XIV Online: Dawntrail

FromSoftware’s latest game is just under a month away, but it’s not an action RPG set in a fantasy world, but a mech action game! Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon got a large gameplay preview trailer, breaking down the general plot, gameplay sequences, and even the deep customization features to truly make your mech unique to you.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on August 25th.

Watch the Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon gameplay preview

Fans of the PlayStation RPG classic Suikoden have been greatly anticipating the series’ spiritual successor, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes! Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little longer before we can finally get to play it. While it was initially planned for a 2023 release, it was announced in a recent update that the game will be delayed and now has a new release window of Q2 2024. However, the developers have provided us with a development update video, which you can view on their Kickstarter page.

Anime News:

During Discotek’s recent panel at Otakon 2023, they made an announcement that’s sure to get Digimon fans extremely excited! The first three movies in the franchise are being packaged together into one Blu-Ray package, which includes Digimon Adventure (The Movie), Digimon Our War Game, and Digimon Hurricane Touchdown. But they won’t just be releases of the Japanese dub, as these original versions of the films are receiving brand-new English dubs! Though if you have nostalgia for the original Western release, don’t worry, as Digimon The Movie will be included in the package too.

Speaking of Digimon, the latest film in the franchise got a bit of news this week too! Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning received a brand-new trailer, a new key visual, and the Japanese release date was finally revealed. It was also confirmed that Tomohisa Taguchi, who directed the previous film in the franchise will be returning to direct this new film, along with Akatsuki Yamatoya also returning to write the script.

Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning will premiere in Japan on October 27th. No news on a Western release was announced at this time.

Watch the trailer for Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning

Upcoming Releases:

Almost a decade after its initial release, the cult classic Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed is getting a rerelease this week! Not only will this new version include all the DLC, but will also feature new content in the form of a brand new story segment starring a Finnish exchange student named Kati Räikkönen.

AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut arrives for Nintendo Switch on August 1st, with the new content being available for both the PlayStation 4 and PC versions on the same day.

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