Nook News – 9/12/22 – Bleach’s Big Comeback!

Visual Novel News:

NekoNyan have announced the release date of Renai X Royale – Love’s a Battle as Friday, September 30th at 10AM PDT.

This title is from ASa Project, who created the popular Koikari: Love for Hire, which we reviewed previously, as well as Sankaku Renai: Love Triangle Trouble. In this title a sudden love confession from a transfer student sparks an underhanded battle royale for love between four girls. It will be the first title from NekoNyan to feature a built-in automatic updater for the non-steam version.

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In an unexpected announcement, Bithell Games has announced that they will be releasing a Tron visual novel.

Tron: Identity follows a detective theme and will release in 2023.

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According to Reddit User erem49, Sacrifice Villains will be getting an English release not long after the Japanese release. This is a visual novel with involvement from ClockUp, who are behind well known visual novels such as euphoria and Maggot Baits. The English publisher is not mentioned, but MangaGamer seems to be the most likely candidate.

While we cannot personally verify, the source for this is the linked video, which is only in Japanese.

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While not a visual novel itself but related to one, Shiravune have announced the upcoming PC release of Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten will be delayed a second time due to coronavirus on the dev team.

Originally this was due to come out on Sept 8th 2022, and then October 20th 2022. The new release date is November 17th, 2022.

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Gaming News:

A brand new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet released earlier this week! It reveals more characters, some of the storylines that will be featured, and of course, new Pokémon! Along with the new trailer, it was confirmed that we’ll be getting a Nintendo Switch OLED console themed around the game, with both legendary Pokémon front and center. The console will be releasing ahead of the game’s release on November 4th.

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

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Bandai Namco’s latest entry in the Gundam franchise is almost ready to launch! Gundam Evolution is a free-to-play team-based FPS that takes heavy inspiration from Overwatch. Each unit has drastically different mechanics and it’s up to you and your squad to complete your objectives before your advesaries.

Gundam Evolution launches for PC on September 21st, with a console version for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One releasing on November 30th.

Watch the trailer for Gundam Evolution

A rhythm game based on one of the most popular V-tubers is heading to consoles next year! Kizuna AI: Touch the Beat was previously a Quest exclusive, but a version for PlayStation systems is now in the works, with support for both PSVR and PSVR2. If you don’t own a VR headset, don’t fret, as there will be a mode that lets you experience the game without a headset.

Kizuna AI: Touch the Beat releases for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in 2023.

Anime News:

After a 3-part OVA and a full anime season, fans of The Ancient Magus Bride have patiently been waiting for half a decade for the series’ continuation. They can now breath a sigh of relief, as a second season has finally been confirmed! A key visual and teaser trailer were released to announce the project, along with the news that WIT Studio will no longer be producing it, with those duties instead being handled by the newly formed Studio Kafka.

The Ancient Magus Bride season two premieres in April, 2023.

Watch the announcement trailer for The Ancient Magus Bride season two

After ten long years since the anime’s original run ended, Bleach is coming back in a big way! Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is now set for a premiere date of October 10th, with recent reports stating that the series’ long-awaited conclusion will consist of four seasons, but they won’t be released back-to-back. To wet our appetite before the public premiere, we got a brand new trailer for the series to build up anticipation.

Watch the trailer for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War

While it was revealed last last year, we finally have an update on the BEASTARS anime adaptation! Netflix revealed that the final season is set for a release window of 2024, which will be just in time for the anime adaptation’s fifth anniversary.

If you’re wanting more from everyone’s favourite fourth-wall breaking, self-proclaimed protagonist, the Neptunia series has just released two new OVAs to watch! The Nep-Nep Festival and Little Purple Sunshine OVAs are available to purchase on Steam, but you’ll have to act fast if you plan to watch them, as they’ll be removed from the service on November 1st.

Upcoming Releases:

Eight years later, the second installment in one of the best Sonic the Hedgehog inspired series is ready to release this week! Freedom Planet 2 lets you play as four playable characters and speed through a ton of new stages with new mechanics to boot!

Freedom Planet 2 launches for PC on September 13th.

The third entry in Yoko Taro’s Voice of Cards series releases this week too! Titled Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden, travel and battle across a world made completely out of cards, with it also including character designs from Kimihiko Fujisaka and a soundtrack directed by Keiishi Okabe.

Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden releases for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 13th.

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