By Antonin Kořenek / May 21st, 2014
To the delight of otome fans, Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi limited edition has been released today. This is also the first otome game released for the PS3. For those not in the know; otome games are visual novels/dating sims that typically feature a female main character and a host of eligible bachelors. The Hakuoki series, specifically, is known for being a period piece with supernatural and romantic elements thrown in. While containing the same story as Hakukoi: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom that was released in 2012 for the PSP, this release contains over 20 hours of new content.
In Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi, Chizuru Yukimura travels to Kyoto to search for her missing father. Once she gets there, she is attacked by crazed men and soon held captive by the Shinsengumi for interrogation. Once it is discovered that they too are looking for her father, they keep her within the compound as an aide.
Check out the Press Release below. And be on the lookout for our review of the game coming this week.
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Limited Edition Ships Today!
Standard Edition available now at retailers and on PlayStation®Network!
The Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Limited Edition is being deployed to stores nationwide, and it features some of Aksys Games’ most unique and elegant items yet! Inspired by in-game events as well as Japanese culture, the Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Limited Edition is truly a beautiful collector’s edition. Be sure to order your copy today from Amazon or GameStop!
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Limited Edition Includes:
Japanese Love Charm “Omamori” Replica – Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi is a love story, and what better way to commemorate that than with a replica of a Japanese Love Charm featuring the Shinsengumi logo embroidered on the back.
Hakuoki inspired Comb – Inspired by the scene of Chizuru combing Hijikata’s hair, the Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi hair comb features the Hakuoki logo and cherry blossoms.
Japanese “Kanzashi” Hairpin – What better way to celebrate your love for all things Hakuoki by featuring a Chizuru-inspired hairpin to wear on any occasion. Made to look like falling cherry blossoms, this hairpin isn’t just a collector’s item, it’s made to accessorize your style!
Japanese Faux Lacquer Box – Japanese lacquer was once prized for its simplicity and beauty. Aksys Games decided to take our limited edition box to the next level by creating a Hakuoki-inspired replica of a lacquer box complete with a cherry blossom falling on water motif! Display the limited edition contents in style!
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi is rated Mature (M) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more information, visit www.esrb.org/
About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, and the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.aksysgames.com.
Aksys GamesHakuoki: Stories of the ShinsengumiIdea Factory