Nook News – 8/8/22 – Tactics Ogre Returns!

Visual Novel News:

Revenge of the Orcs: Flag of Conquest (Orc to Bijo Dorei ~Otosareta Uruwashiki Senshi-tachi~), that we previously mentioned as one of Shiravune’s 13 upcoming visual novels, has been announced as a 12th August 2022 release. It’s coming to Steam and Johren platforms.

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Sekai Project has made a release date announcement for the 12th of August 2022 too. Animal Trail ☆ Girlish Square will be released on the same date. It has magical girls with animal ears working as idols to collect energy, so it hits a number of special interests there.

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Yet another 12th August 2022 release is Yandere Goddess: A Snatch Made in Heaven from Cherry Kiss Games. As you may have inferred from the name, this appears to be a nukige – a visual novel with plenty of sexual content.

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Jago Games is currently running a KickStarter for “The Lost Delinquents of Rollings High”. They describe it as a ‘tale of high schoolers in a 1980s American mountain town where bizarre & disturbing things begin to happen on their final week of school’. It’s planned to have over 20 endings and 50 hours of play.
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Gaming News:

In a recent Pokémon Presents live stream, Game Freak announced more details about the ninth generation of the Pokémon franchise. When it comes to new combat features, the new Terastal mechanic has been added, giving you more battle options for your Pokémon with a funky jewel-themed hat on their head for some visual flair. As for the main campaign, there will be three main quests to take on, including the familiar gym challenge, which can now be tackled in any order, a first for the franchise.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 18th.

Watch the Pokémon Presents trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

Are you a fan of classic strategy RPGs? If so, you’ll be thrilled to know that one of the cult classics in the genre is finally getting a new release! Tactics Ogre: Reborn is an updated version of the previously released remake of the original Tactics Ogre released back in 2010. This new version will include fully voice-acted scenes in both English and Japanese, improved visuals and sound, a redesigned battle system, and much more.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 11th.

Watch the announcement trailer for Tactics Ogre: Reborn

Anime News:

It’s been a huge week for anime announcements, but by far the biggest was the latest news for the Chainsaw Man adaptation! While we heard nothing about the production for over a year, Studio MAPPA finally released a brand new trailer, and it also came with the long-awaited premiere date: October 2022!

Watch the second trailer for Chainsaw Man

With two of Shonen Jump+’s properties, Spy X Family and Chainsaw Man, now being adapted into animation, there is one other series from the magazine that’s getting the anime treatment! Kaiju No. 8 has been in publication since 2020, and fans of the series were treated to a short teaser announcing that the series will be getting animated at some point in the future. Details such as the production studio, staff, and release dates were not released at this time.

Watch the teaser trailer for Kaiju No. 8

But enough about new adaptations; what series are getting continuations? Let’s start with the recent announcement of Tower of God season 2! For those not in the know, Tower of God is based on a Korean webcomic released back in 2010, with an anime adaptation being released in 2020 on Crunchyroll. During the Crunchyroll Expo, the follow-up to the surprise hit is getting a continuation, which was announced with an announcement trailer and key visual, though we currently don’t know when the new season will premiere.

Watch the announcement trailer for Tower of God season 2

After waiting three years for the second season, no one was expecting an announcement for a third season of The Rising of the Shield Hero so soon after the second ended, but that’s exactly what happened! During the Rising of the Shield Hero panel at Crunchyroll Expo, we got confirmation that the new season is now in production with the first key visual. Just like with Tower of God season 2, no release window for The Rising of the Shield Hero season 3 has been announced at this time.

While it was announced last November, we now have our first proper look at the fourth season of Bungo Stray Dogs! Season 3 aired back in 2019, so fans have been eagerly awaiting the new season, and Studio BONES was happy to deliver with a new trailer and a release window of January 2023!

Watch the trailer for Bungo Stray Dogs season 4

When the 25th anniversary celebrations for One Piece were about to wrap up, the highly popular series made history once againOne Piece has now sold an unbelievable 500 million copies, making it not only the highest-selling manga of all time but also the series with the most copies published by a single author! Currently, the series is 103 volumes long, with author Eiichiro Oda announcing that the long-running series is now entering its final saga, so it’s a very exciting time to be a One Piece fan!

Upcoming Releases:

Released back in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Insomniac’s Spider-Man took the gaming world by storm with one of the best superhero games to ever be released, but the game is now coming to a whole new platform! The remastered version of the title will be released for PC this week on Steam, so if you want to prepare for the sequel on PlayStation 5, this is the best way to do it!

Marvel’s Spider-Man arrives for PC on August 12th.

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