Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Gets Western Release and Handsome New Screenshots

on March 7, 2017 2:15 PM

Idea Factory International announced the western release date for the otome visual novel Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds, coming to PlayStation Vita physically and digitally on May 16 in North America and May 19 in Europe.

The game is re-release of the Hakuoki visual novel that was released in 2008 and adds additional story content and characters, all remastered for the Vita. Set in Kyoto, players play as Chizuru who is searching for her father. Along the way she meets the samurai of Shinsengumi who can be romanced during the game.

Idea Factory International details the premise further:

1863. As the end of the Bakumatsu period draws closer…

A lone Chizuru Yukimura travels from Edo to Kyoto in hopes of searching for her father who mysteriously vanished. As she ventures through the unfamiliar city in the dark of night, she is suddenly attacked by a gang of samurai. Amidst the chaos, a mysterious figure approaches her, hungry for the taste of blood.

As the threat of danger approaches, she is saved by none other than the Shinsengumi. After their encounter, Chizuru lives with the men of the Shinsengumi to fulfill their common goal: seeking out her missing father.However, she slowly uncovers the Shinsengumi’s dark secret: The Furies. A group of men calling themselves “Demons” eventually confront the Shinsengumi, standing in opposition to their secret Fury identity.

Upon meeting these Demons, Chizuru is forced to come face to face with the secrets of her past. This story is about a girl who allies with the men of the Shinsengumi, who are struggling to uphold their faith in an era of rapid social change in Japan.

Recently, the publisher released information on a few of the handsome samurai Hijikata and Okita as well as Chizuru.

You can check out new screenshots of Saito, Toudou, Harada, Kazama below:

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Azario Lopez has held multiple positions in the game's media industry. At DualShockers he focuses on providing coverage for niche and indie video games in the form of news updates, reviews, and interviews.