Nook News – 9/5/22 – Square-Enix Sells Some Major IPs!

Visual Novel News:

JAST USA have announced that Chaos-L’s eroge, Neko Night will release on May 31st 2022. This is a more adult-orientated visual novel, with the premise being that God has sent two catgirls to make babies with you. This fully voiced binaural ASMR title is recommended to be experienced with headphones. There is a 15% discount for preordering.

Find the trailer here

MangaGamer has announced that Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Rei will be released on MangaGamer and Steam on June 2nd 2022. There is a 10% discount for preordering.

Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Rei contains several arcs with renewed art and both English and Japanese support. It has been described as an epilogue or fandisc to the main story.

Check out the game here

TAISHO x ALICE: HEADS & TAILS has been announced for release at some point in 2022.

While this otome visual novel can be played as a standalone title, it recommends that you play TAISHO x ALICE episode 1,2,3 and epilogue first. It contains seven afterstories with the original love interests and more including a school AU story.

See the announcement here

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Gaming News:

While Square-Enix are known for its in-house franchises, including Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, they are also a notable publisher in the gaming industry. In a surprise move, the company has decided to sell some of its western studios, but three studios were brought to the forefront! Eidos, Square-Enix Montreal, and Crystal Dynamics were purchased by Embracer Group for $300 million, the studios behind Tomb RaiderDeus Ex, and other huge franchises.

We’re just under a month away until Mario and his friends from the Mushroom Kingdom return to the soccer field in Mario Strikers: Battle League! As such, Nintendo recently released an overview trailer going over some of the mechanics and various game modes that are on offer.

Mario Strikers: Battle League launches on June 10th.

Watch the overview trailer for Mario Strikers: Battle League

While it was released for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch earlier this year, Felistella’s latest action RPG Maglam Lord is arriving for PC later this month! Originally released on February 4th, PC players will get their chance to play the title on May 30th. Keep an eye out for our review of this title, coming soon.

Anime News:

While it’s mostly known for some of the most well-known meme music over the last decade, Initial D is returning to TV animation next year! Adapting the sequel series, MF Ghost, the upcoming series received a brand new trailer, teasing some of the intense races and some of the series’ now-famous Eurobeat soundtrack.

MF Ghost is set to premiere in 2023.

Watch the trailer for MF Ghost

Want your chance to see one of Studio Ghibli’s classic films on the big screen? Well, you’ll get your chance this month as Ponyo is returning to theaters this month! Scheduled for showings from May 15th to May 18th, see if you’re nearby theater is hosting a showing and watch the Ghibli magic on the big screen!

Are you a fan of Kamen Rider and a fan of anime too? You’ll be thrilled to hear that the series will be getting an anime spin-off later this year! FUUTO PI is based on a manga by Riku Sanjo and Masaki Sato and is set in the universe of Kamn Rider W from the perspective of an investigator and a young boy who are fated to become the next Kamen Rider.

FUUTO PI is set to premiere on August 1st.

Upcoming Releases:

While we’ve still got a bit of time to wait for Suikoden‘s spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle, the 2D action RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising should whet your appetite before the main course arrives in the near future!

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 10th.

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