Explore Olive Town with New Yukata Outfits
London, United Kingdom – 29th July 2021 – Marvelous Europe is today excited to announce that the fourth piece of downloadable content from the STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town Expansion Pass is now available for the Nintendo Switch. The Expansion Pass for STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town is priced at £17.99 / €19.99 / $29.95 AUD and can be purchased directly from the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console.
This fourth batch of content from the STORY OF SEASONS Expansion Pass adds The Legendary Sprite Dance sub-scenario and the Yukata Set costumes to STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town. The Legendary Sprite Dance sub-scenario will allow players to explore a new quest in Olive Town, while the Yukata Set will add a Yukata costume for both the player and marriage candidates.
As part of The Legendary Sprite Dance sub-scenario players will interact with the Sprites who plan on hosting a festival within the Earth Sprite Village. Will you be able to help the Sprites in their quest to host a Legendary Sprite Dance? Only you can decide with this latest piece of content for STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town.
The Legendary Sprite Dance sub-scenario and Yukata Set is included as part of the STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town Expansion Pass. A roadmap of what to expect from the Expansion Pass can be found below:
Expansion Pass Details:
Part 1 – NOW AVAILABLE
● ‘Animal Attire’ costumes for the protagonists and marriage candidates.
● ‘Olive Town Mystery Files’ sub-scenario – Join Mikey and Cindy to discover the cause of strange incidents occurring across Olive Town in the very first mystery scenario in the STORY OF SEASONS series!
Part 2 – NOW AVAILABLE
● ‘Windswept Falls Expansion Pack’ – Explore a refreshing, brand-new area home to four characters from a past entry on the Nintendo 3DS™ system (includes two marriage candidates).
● School Uniforms’ costume set for the protagonists and marriage candidates.
Part 3 – NOW AVAILABLE
● ‘Terracotta Oasis Expansion Pack’ – Discover an exotic oasis home to four characters from STORY OF SEASONS for Nintendo 3DS (includes two marriage candidates).
Part 4 – NOW AVAILABLE
● ‘Yukata Set’ costumes for the protagonists and marriage candidates.
● ‘The Legendary Sprite Dance’ sub-scenario – The Earth Sprite Village is livelier than ever, and the sprites are determined to revive their legendary dance and hold a feast…with or without Boss Sprite’s permission!
Part 5 – August 2021
● ‘Twilight Isle Expansion Pack’ – Sail to an island bathed in twilight and meet the four characters from STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns that have made it their new home (includes two marriage candidates).
Those who purchase the Expansion Pass for STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town will also receive immediate access to the following costumes:
● ‘Pete and Claire’s Overalls’ costumes from STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town
● ‘Yuto and Naomi’s Hoodies’ costumes from STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town
● ‘Henry and Holly’s Western Attire’ costumes from STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns
Further details relating to STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town and the Expansion Pass can also be found on the official STORY OF SEASONS website.
Sorry this post is a little late, I meant to do it yesterday. As you may have noticed we have a new logo and have altered the magazine’s name to Nights Magazine. Just to reassure you will still be publishing Norwich based features and articles, the new name is a better fit and reflects both our content and audience better. You may or not be aware but our online audience now covers most of the globe which is why we’ve added Google Translate add to the website.
The magazine is changing we have taken on a lifestyle approach which enables us to include a wider range of topics in the magazine. With the introduction of our interview services from September onwards the cover is changing to as we allow faces on the cover of the magazine to reflect our featured interviews. While some issue may still show off local scenery.
We had hoped to raise enough funds to start free distribution in Norwich but this was unsuccessful. Print copies are expensive and it costs us £4.50 to print each magazine plus postage to send it out and for this reason you will notice a price increase as from September to £5.40 and a notable increase on our online and advertising prices please check the website for details http://www.nights-magazine.com
Finally some good news, we are excited to announced that Nights Magazine and Business Nights Box have merged. Business Nights Box created by our editor Melissa Compton to help small business owners by providing knowledge on different areas of running a business. Each month a video, course guide and resource pack is created and uploaded, the video’s are now available for free and you can view them in our business pages, course guides are priced at a reasonable £8.00 and resource packs are priced at £2.50 upwards. The Cash Management content is currently available with Business Systemization due to added next week.
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We’d like to thank you for all your continued support over the last 18 months and look forward to another great year with you.
Tokyo, Japan – 28th July 2021 – iGi indie Game incubator, sponsored by Marvelous Co., Ltd. (President: Shuichi Motoda/ Location: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) has, since its start in February 2021, received support and sponsorship from 11 companies and 2 organizations. It is our great pleasure to announce the addition of PlayStation® (Sony Interactive Entertainment) to our list of highly respected supporters (Sony Interactive Entertainment will participate as Playstation®).
PlayStation® is actively engaged in the indie game scene, supporting indie game developers in various ways such as participating in events.
With this announcement, iGi indie Game incubator has now received the official support of 12 influential companies and 2 organizations from within the global gaming ecosystem, and will continue to look for fruitful collaborations both within and outside the gaming industry. iGi is also looking to strengthen the relations between industry, government and academia going forward.
We have received comments from Sony Interactive Entertainment, but also from Microsoft Corporation and Unity Technologies Japan K.K., whose support we received in April 2021. These companies are planning to hold lectures for the five participating game developer teams, in order to provide the knowledge and tools to succeed (Microsoft will participate as ID@Xbox).
Shuhei Yoshida, Representative of Sony Interactive Entertainment Indies Initiative
“We welcome the start of Japan’s first incubation program for indie games. Through cooperation with iGi, we will further work to create an environment where new Japanese creators can express their art freely.”
Chris Charla, ID@Xbox Senior Director
“We at ID@Xbox were thrilled to support iGi and are excited to collaborate with independent game developers across Japan. We look forward to deepening our understanding and relationship with the development community in Japan and continue helping them bring their games to the world”
Yohei Yanase, Representative Judge of the Unity Youth Creator Cup
“The Unity Youth Creator Cup is a starting step for our contestants, not the goal. We look forward to seeing applicants from various competitions, including the participants from the Unity Youth Creator Cup, spread their wings and explore the world through incubation programs like iGi!”
Mike Haruki Yamazaki, iGi Chairman & Executive Producer/Marvelous Co., Ltd. Global Business Department:
“We are delighted to receive the support of PlayStation®, Microsoft and Unity Technologies Japan K.K. to further increase the value we provide to our incubated teams. As the first and only game incubation program in Japan, we will keep advancing the local indie game scene working closely with our top-notch sponsors, supporters and mentors.”
iGi indie Game incubator is the first incubation program for indie developers and games based in Japan.
▪ Program name: indie Game incubator (abbreviation: iGi)
▪ Period: 6 months from June to November 2021
▪ Organizer: Marvelous Co., Ltd.
▪ Program cooperation: GameBCN (Barcelona, Spain)
▪ Program management cooperation: HEAD-HIGH Co., Ltd., LUDiMUS Co., Ltd.
*Please refer to the official website below for program details and application guidelines.
Official site: https://igi.dev/
iGi indie Game incubator Management Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Playstation is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Nowadays, most people see training, nutrition and other self-care activities as something time-consuming.
But what are the things you can do on the day to day basis, without using up most of your wake time?
Well, the truth is there are MANY small things you can do on the daily basis to improve your overall quality of life.
In this article, we’ll give you our best tips and activities and it is up to you to schedule them into a convenient, one-hour routine, every single day!
If you do that consistently, that’ll be nearly 400 hours of work on yourself for a year.
Guess that will give results.
Now without further ado, let’s get to it!
You have to realize that establishing certain habits that will nourish your body is not all that hard.
Especially when you compare that to the vast amount of things you are NOT doing.
Seriously, think about it – All your bodily functions and processes are autonomous (automatic).
It appears that the community of cells that your body is, is just a smart organism that’s trying to keep you alive and healthy.
Here’s what you need to do in order to support the life of your community of cells.
Optimal health occurs when all your bodily systems are working normally and with balanced chemistry.
Following that train of thought, we can say that you can’t just ignore one of the biggest systems in the body – the musculo-skeletal system.
As complex as it is, the human body was MADE to move, which is why a stagnant, sedentary lifestyle may increase the risk of worsened quality of life.
And though most people think of the gym when they hear “training”, lifting weights is by far not the only activity you can and should do.
Do some weight lifting, do some bodyweight work, some hikes, climbing, swimming, running, sprinting, etc.
Enjoy the vast variety of activities your body can do and it will thank you!
Though the body synthesizes many of the nutrients it needs on its own, there are certain essential nutrients that the body needs, but can’t produce.
This is why eating the proper foods in the right amounts, is essential when it comes to giving the body what it needs.
Protein and fats are the two essential nutrients that play major roles in many important bodily functions.
Carbohydrates on the other hand are not essential, but can be a good tool to use when trying to optimize high-intensity training performance.
Here are our best whole food picks for you to include in your nutrition plan:
If you are an omnivore, animal products should be at the core of your diet, as they provide plenty of essential proteins, fats and are very satiating, making it less likely for you to overeat.
Even though nutrition and movement are of prime importance for your wellbeing, stress can be the make or break factor, due to its nature.
Excessive stress shuts down the body’s growth, as well as the immune system and also, kicks the heart and brain out of coherence (sync).
This inner-created chaos then translates to feelings, emotions and actions in the outer world, making your overall experience bad.
Without a doubt, stress management may sound easy, but it is not the easiest thing to practice.
Take 10-20 minutes of your day to sit down in a quiet room, undisturbed and reflect back on your day.
Analyze which stress factors were persistent and put a conscious intention to react in a different way to those things.
Remember, stress management is about an inner regulation of your reactions to things.
For the most part, your body works automatically and all you have to do Is use it the right way and feed it with the right food, fluids, thoughts and awareness!
From then on, all the right mindsets, actions and emotions will come into place and set a life flow of greater quality.
Are you ready to make the change?
For this weeks blog I thought I would share a passage from my book (coming soon) it’s about knowing who you are as a small business owner.
“Getting to know who you are as an entrepreneur.
So, you got to know you and are grounded in who you are, but who are you as a small business owner/entrepreneur? The most common question coaches, mentors, start-up courses will ask you is what is your why? – and while you will probably have an answer that goes to spend more time with family, to enjoy life, to help others etc. The question does not go deep enough; its purpose is to ground you in troubled times. Yes, no matter how great, proven, expertly delivered your idea is, you’re going to have troubled times at one point or another, and let us be honest about it probably more than once. There is a reason small business owners/entrepreneurs refer to problems as challenges and it is that a problem in business is just something you have to overcome to achieve your aim, and there is another problem around the corner. Now I realize a few of you picked up this book thinking, I will start a business, and sail through life happy ever after – well sorry, I do not deal in fairy tales and the truth is if it was that easy, you would not be reading this book in the first place. So, let us take the why and pop it on the self for a while and ask, “who am I as a small business owner/entrepreneur?”
Who are you as a business owner/entrepenuer?
You may be sitting there thinking it is the same, as who I am as a person. It most cases it is not it I had to answer this question it would go like this, I am an small business owner/entrepreneur who wants to empower people to be confident enough and be armed with the knowledge to live their live to their full potential – I want people to success, my goals are value based not income based and I hold honesty and integrity above all else. The answer to this question lies in how you want to be represented in the world – what you want to be remembered for what is important to you in your business journey. This will keep you far more grounded and motivated in your tough times because it does change how you want to show up in the world and be remembered after your gone is far more stable than your why. This is because our why is usually based on our needs – i.e. I do not have enough income to live the life I want therefore our why becomes, I want to provide for my family, I want to work less hours for more money. The problem is this a goal, and once we achieve this goal, say I work 4 hours a day and make enough income to enjoy life – it’s use as a motivation is gone, worst case scenario is that it leads us into a “I want more mentality” (which is really a lack mentality) the problem here is that we would never be satisfied and fulfilled and we all deserve that as human beings.”
Hope you enjoyed,
Does your business work seamlessly without you? What would happen if you were out of action for a few weeks could the business still function?
If the answer to either of these questions is no, then the answer is to improve your systemization. But what is systemization?
A simple definition is:
Systemization is the process of designing standard operating procedures to ensure the consistency and efficiency of an organization.
Documenting every process of the business sound like a huge undertaking does it have you reaching for a notebook, (honestly, give me any excuse and I’ll buy a new notebook it’s the writer in me!).
Hold on a moment, it’s worth taking some time to understand where you’re at as a business but also where you’re heading systemization can make onboarding so much easier.
Michael E. Gerber, published in 1986, The E-Myth – Why most businesses don’t work and what to do about it. The book was groundbreaking and popularised systemization
As Gerber explains in his book, as business owners we are quite often the technicians, in that we know everything about our industry how to develop our product line, but often are not hugely knowledgeable about the corporate world of business. Expectations to this are entrepreneurs who usually do it the other way round they know everything about business with limited knowledge of the technical side of their field.
There are many software packages and programs to help us with systemization and it’s worth playing around to see which one/ones suit your business.
Till Next Week,
Love Melissa xx
Out Now for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4
London, United Kingdom – 23rd July 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce that AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed, an enhanced remaster of the Japanese-only PSP Game AKIBA’S TRIP Plus, is now available for the first time in Europe and Australia for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in Japan this year, the remastered “debriefing action RPG” where players must expose vampires to the sun, has arrived physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 with remastered visuals, English text localisation, and an all-new English audio option in addition to the original Japanese audio.
In AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed, players will be able to dive into the seedy underworld within the heart of Akihabara to uncover a vast vampiric conspiracy. To protect the streets, and to unveil the truth, players will join the ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’ and do battle against creatures known as Shadow Soul by using advanced stripping techniques to expose their bodies (and their plans) to the light of day.
AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed is available physically as a standard physical edition and digitally for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 across Europe, as well as digitally for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Australia, with an SRP of £34.99 / €39.99 / $59.95 AUD. A PlayStation 4 exclusive digital deluxe edition, containing the base game, a 47-track digital soundtrack, a set of 10 avatars and a theme is also available via the PlayStation Store with an expected SRP of £44.99 / €49.99 / $75.95 AUD within Europe and Australia.
A list of participating retailers stocking the physical edition of AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed can be found on the Marvelous Games website.
About AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed:
Return to an accurately modeled Akihabara circa 2011, Japan’s famous electric town, and explore the bustling streets and back alleys of this otaku paradise. But beware the seedy underworld lurking in the shadows! After finding his missing friend unconscious and bleeding in an alley, young otaku Nanashi is attacked by a sinister figure straight out of a horror manga and left to die. As he lays dying, a mysterious young lady offers him some of her blood, both saving his life and changing it forever.
Now a Shadow Soul, one of the very creatures that attacked him and his friend, he’s been imbued with superhuman strength and stamina…and a deadly weakness to sunlight. Caught up in a world of supernatural politics, Nanashi must contend with NIRO, a covert agency dedicated to hunting down paranormal threats, and the family of Shadow Souls, a group of inhuman monsters. It’s up to him and his friends, the self-styled ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’ to preserve the peace of Akihabara and prevent an all-out war from tearing the town apart.
* Playful Reimagining of Japan’s Electronics Mecca – Take a virtual tour of the Akihabara district circa 2011 recreated in painstaking detail, complete with accurate street layouts and shops based on real businesses operating at the time.
* Fight Like a Nerd – Wield an arsenal of replicas, collectibles, and other amusing objects as you humiliate vampires into submission, all while wearing a stylish array of customizable clothes and costumes.
* Your Choices Matter – Choose which faction to support in the fight for Akihabara and watch as your decisions affect the course of the story, culminating in one of several different endings.
* Full Dual Audio – Enjoy hours of voiced-over banter with a choice of English or the original Japanese.
Developed by ACQUIRE Corp. and published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed is now available for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. A Windows PC version of AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed is also available on Steam via XSEED Games. This title has been rated PEGI 16, USK 16 and R18+.
Launch, rush, crash, glide, warp, and hang to solve 180 unique audio-visual hand-crafted circular platforming puzzles with over 75,000 user-generated levels to explore!
London, UK – 22nd July 2021 – Indie studio SPECTRUM48 today announce that minimalist circular puzzle-platformer ‘OCO’ will launch on Steam for Windows PC and Mac on 12th August 2021. OCO originally launched on mobile platforms in 2019 and won critical acclaim as well as multiple award nominations including being finalist at Google Play’s Indie Game Showcase 2019, Develop’s Big Indie Pitch, and Pocket Gamer’s People’s Choice Award 2020 as well as being ‘Game of the Day’ on App Stores all over the world.
In OCO, puzzle fans will find intelligent and intuitive puzzles set in a circular minimalist world where a responsive procedural soundtrack changes depending on how they play the game. The 180 hand-crafted levels are beautifully designed and are eminently pick up and playable, however, players will need patience, perception, and precision to fully master the game.
OCO features a simple yet powerful level editor as well as a bustling Discord channel where players are submitting new levels constantly. With 75,000+ user-generated levels to try, there is a tonne of content for gamers to get their teeth into. There are also weekly OLYMPUS contests where the best players worldwide compete to top leaderboards in ‘Speedrun’ and ‘Endurance’ – fighting to become THE ‘God of Olympus’.
“In OCO we wanted to create a minimalist experience which is extremely playable but also cerebral and challenging,” commented Philip Sinclair lead game designer at SPECTRUM48. “We’ve had a great experience on mobile platforms and are now hyped to see how hardcore Steam players engage with the competitive element in terms of leaderboards and our challenges, we’re also excited to see how these new players will interact with the level editor and what kind of levels they will create!”
• Precision platforming – Simple one-button controls combined with complex challenging puzzles make for a cerebral yet inherently pick-up and playable experience.
• 75,000 user-generated levels – OCO’s community are active and busy!
• 180 hand-crafted levels – Complete SPECTRUM48’s gameplay arc to become a master OCO player.
• Built-in level editor – Create levels and challenge friends to complete them.
• Procedurally-generated soundtrack – Audio and atmospherics change with every single level depending on how you play the game.
• Established Online Community – There’s already a thriving community around OCO with a Discord channel, online leaderboards, cross-platform cloud save and cross-platform multiplayer available.
• Olympus Mode – become the ‘God of Olympus’ and gain the power to curate the game in weekly challenges.
Find OCO on Steam here.
Follow OCO online using #ocogame
In honor of the upcoming BRDC British F3 race at Snetterton Racecourse on 7 & 8 of August 2021, we’re writing this special article on the newly announced partnership between Bart Horsten and Time and More in collaboration with Briston Watches.
The BRDC British F3 Championships consists of 24 races run across 8 weekends from May to October, including (COVID depending), a weekend at Spa-Francorchamps circuit, widely regarded as the most beautiful in the world.
Bart is an Australian-Irish driver, who has raced in British F4 and is currently in his second season in BRDC British F3 competing with Hitech GP, one of the most respected teams outside F1, with a proven track record of success.
Briston Watches branding will be a prominent feature on Bart’s race suit, helmet and Hitech GP British F3 car. The partnership will see the brand supporting Bart during the next step of his racing career. Briston Watches branding will be a prominent feature on Bart’s race suit, helmet and Hitech GP British F3 car. The partnership will see the brand supporting Bart during the next step of his racing career.
Speaking of new partnership Bart stated:
“I’m thrilled to be working with Time and More UK Ltd and I’m excited to be representing Briston Watches this season. I’m looking forward to working together to achieve great things this year, and in the future.” – Bart Horsten
Bart’s watch of choice is the Briston Clubmaster Traveller Worldtime in steel and blue. Limited to only 500 pieces worldwide, the Traveller Worldtime is the perfect timepiece for a jet-setting lifestyle and the ideal accessory for any racing driver. Equipped with a fully automatic Swiss movement, the GMT function and inner bezel with 24 time zones means this Worldtime watch lets you know the time in 24 cities around the world in an instant.
Duncan Harris, Managing Director of Time and More UK Ltd said, “We are extremely excited to be supporting Bart on his journey in the BRDC British F3 Championship and are excited to come on board for the next stage of his driving career. It goes without saying that there are strong synergies between motorsports and watch brands, and Briston is no exception. With retro vintage motorsport watch design cues in its collections, Briston is seeing tremendous growth in the UK and globally and this partnership cements future intent within the UK marketplace for Time and More UK Ltd and Briston.”
Time and More is the official distributor for Briston Watches and founder by, Duncan Harris. Briston Watches was founded by Brice Jaunet in 2012, setting out to create a brand that reflected his personality after 15 years in the watchmaking industry. It is Brice’s passion for his student days at Oxford that gives the brand its unique sporty chic spirit.
Bart Horsten raced his way to 10th in the 2020 standings with Lanan Racing, claiming three podium finishes along the way. He is back this year with Hitech GP to compete in BRDC British Championship, you can catch him in action in August. The race will also be broadcast by ITV.
We’d like to wish Bart Horsten the best of luck with the rest of his 2021 season.
For further information please see:
Bart Horsten – http://www.barthorsten.com
Time and More – http://www.timeandmore.co.uk
Briston Watches – http://www.briston-watches.com
BRDC British Championship – http://www.britishf3.com
Experience the first chapter on your Nintendo Switch™
London, United Kingdom – 1st July 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce that a playable demo for Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, an exciting new card battle RPG based upon the anime adaptation of Cygames’ hit strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game Shadowverse, is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop within Europe and Australia.
Marvelous Europe Limited have also confirmed that Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle can be pre-ordered digitally for £44.99 / €49.99 / $79.95 AUD from the Nintendo eShop. Physical pre-orders are also available at participating retailers across Europe with a list available on the Marvelous Games website.
This newly announced playable demo of Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle will allow Shadowverse fans to experience the entirety of the first chapter, in which players begin their journey as part of the Shadowverse club at Tensei Academy, and learn what it takes to become a champion. Save data from this playable demo can also be transferred to the full game, meaning you’ll be able to continue your adventure in the full game when it launches on 13th August 2021 within Europe and Australia.
Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle is a reimagined version of the strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game for the consumer platform. As players progress the game, they can collect new cards to build more powerful decks. The game can be experienced solo, or players can head online for multiplayer matches to test complex new strategies against others.
Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle will be available digitally and physically within Europe as well as digitally in Australia, and all versions will come with a special promo code granting 2 alternate art cards (3 cards each), 10 seer’s globes, and cosmetic items redeemable in the mobile or PC version of Shadowverse.
Developed by Cygames and published by Marvelous Europe Limited in Europe and Australia on the Nintendo Switch, Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle will release on 13th August 2021. Further details can be found on the official Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle website.Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle has been rated PEGI 12, USK 6 and ACB PG.