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Shiravune have announced that an English release of Kuroinu 2 Redux by developer Liquid will be coming to Steam and Johren in Q4 2023. It describes itself as a visual novel that tells the story of a mercenary who betrays the allies who sent him into battle and follows the first title released in May 2023. No news has been released on any further storefronts, but the first game has been released on multiple storefronts including JAST USA.
On the topic of other storefronts, Shiravune has released a new wave of titles on JAST, MangaGamer, and Kagura Games that were previously exclusive to Johren. The new wave of titles are:
- Marshmallow All the Way Home
- Study § Steady
- Icha Icha Steady
- PRIMAL HEARTS
- PRIMAL HEARTS 2
- Suzukuri Dungeon: Karin in the Mountain
- Chihiro Himukai Always Walks Away
After a long delay due to a technical issue, NekoNyan has launched Clover Day’s Plus by developer Alcot.
Picking up this title? Check out our guide. It explains not only route choices, but how to install the adult and lossless voice patches, which have been causing some confusion as they are non-standard.
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. He could barely speak the language, but he had the support and love of his two new sisters, the cheery yet shy Anzu, and the calm, collected Anri. During his time in elementary school, he also made new friends: the ingenuous and kind Tsubame, and the ostentatious but guarded Izumi. They were young and oblivious to love back then. They laughed together, cried together, and nurtured irreplaceable bonds with one another. Ten years later… The landscape of the town has changed, and so have they. Yet some things never do change, no matter how much time passes. “Do you still remember the promise we made that day?” Ten years ago, during their childhood, there was another pair of twins that they all played with. Hekiru and Hikaru reappear and the emotions that have since frozen in time are now rekindled. This marks the beginning of their resplendent time together, their “Clover Days.”
Dramatic Create has announced that they will be releasing Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi Tsuzuri (Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino) on Steam and Nintendo Switch with English/Japanese/Chinese language in 2024. This visual novel is based on the PlayStation Portable version which was released in 2014.
More Visual Novel News
- Doki Doki Literature Club is getting a physical version on Xbox in Q2 2024. These are already released on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4/5.
- The KickStarter for Dual Chroma is live
- The KickStarter for Heart Cage will launch on 15th September, 2023
- Yukar From the Abyss will launch on 22nd August 2023 for Steam and iOS
The latest entry in the Like a Dragon series just got a ton of new updates! Titled Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name follows the series protagonist, Kiryu, who now goes by Joryu. SEGA and Ryu ga Gotoku Studio released a brand new trailer that highlights the events in the game’s narrative, along with the plethora of side-content fans have come to expect. On top of that, they’re releasing a special trial version of the next mainline installment in the franchise: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth! It has also been said that special scenes will be included if you complete Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, so it will definitely be a great way to incentivize players to finish it.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on November 9th.
The tenth entry in the Ys franchise just got a brand new update! We got a new trailer that highlights the many characters you’ll be expecting to see throughout your playthrough.
Ys X: Nordics releases in Japan for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on September 28th. No Western release window is known at this time.
It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since the last new console entry in the BlazBlue series, and while the newest game isn’t a fighting game, it takes the franchise in an interesting new direction! BlazBlue: Entropy Effect is an action roguelike developed by 91Act that lets you play as some of the most iconic characters in the series. If you’d like to try it for yourself, the game just went into Early Access on Steam, and a full release is set to release in Q1 2024. NookGaming will be bringing you a review of this title soon, so keep an eye out!
This project has been in the works for quite a while, but we finally have our first look at the Scott Pilgrim anime adaptation. Based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, this adaptation is being handled by Studio SARU, best known for Devilman Crybaby and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! What’s more, the cast from Edgar Wright’s film adaptation of the series from 2010 will be reprising their roles, along with Anamanaguchi, who composed the music for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game, are helping provide the soundtrack.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off premieres exclusively on Netflix on November 17th.
While we still don’t have a Western release announced for this film, the film adaptation of Akira Toriyama’s Sand Land has finally been released in Japan! Based on the manga of the same name, the story centers on Beelzebub, the prince of the Demons, and his exploits in a war-torn world where water is now a valuable resource. This final trailer for the film showcases more of the stylized 3D animation and the film’s theme song, Utopia by imase.
After years of waiting, FromSoftware’s next installment in the Armored Core franchise is launching this week! Set on the faraway distant planet of Rubicon 3, take control of your very own mech which you can customize to your liking while completing missions.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on August 25th.
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