Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Screenshots Show Off Kazama and New Feature

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Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

New screenshots were released yesterday for Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms. Along with screenshots showcasing the full-blooded demon boy, Chikage Kazama, Idea Factory released images showing off a new gameplay feature. The new feature allows the player to give their blood to a character in order to lessen their pain. Doing so, or not doing so, can lead to either a good or bad ending.

Below are the screenshots along with descriptions provided by Idea Factory International.

CHIKAGE KAZAMA
Unlike the other romanceable options in the game, Kazama is the only full-blooded Demon. The leader of one of Japan’s oldest Demon clans, he is aloof, cynical, and has nothing but disdain for humanity. He’s drawn to Chizuru because of her Demon blood, and through her begins to soften his views on humanity, but can their relationship last in the face of Japan’s changing landscape?

NEW FEATURES
New to
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is the ability to alleviate characters’ pain by offering them blood while they’re in their Fury form. Your choices affect their Corruption and can mean the difference between a good ending and a bad ending!

 

 

For more information on the game, check out the rest of Idea Factory’s press release.

About Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms 

This remastered telling of the beloved visual novel Hakuoki series is a continuation of the Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds story and focuses on the story set in Edo, the second part in this two-part series. The young Chizuru, determined to find her father, will romance the famous warriors of Shinsengumi through a series of engaging stories and dramatic events. Now, experience new characters, love interests, and episodes in the world of Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms!

Story 

Chizuru Yukimura travels from Edo to Kyoto in hopes of searching for her father who had mysteriously vanished. Along the way, she encountered the Shinsengumi, and spent the next four years working with them to locate her father. In 1868, the final year of the Bakumatsu Period, the Shinsengumi, with Chizuru at their side, took part in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi to decide the future of the  Tokugawa Shogunate against the rising tide of Imperial Nationalism. Unfortunately, defeat for the Shinsengumi came swiftly at the hands of the Imperial Army, and they retreated back to Edo in shame.

It was a bittersweet homecoming for both Chizuru and the warriors of the Shinsengumi, as the city of Edo resembled very little of its former self, engulfed by the harrowing winds of change that were sweeping through the country. As the Shinsengumi’s survival came under threat, they were faced with a choice: discard their principles, or give up their lives. Some of them had no such choice, and they cloaked themselves in darkness to protect the Shinsengumi’s greatest secret: the Furies.

This is a story about a girl who allies with the warriors of the Shinsengumi, who are struggling to uphold their faith in an era of rapid social change in Japan, and the fate of those who sought to resist that change…

Key Features

  • 12 Charming Bachelors – Start by choosing from one of 12 handsome bachelors and fall in love with Japanese history’s most famous warriors.
  • Multiple Endings, One True Love – Explore the gorgeous world of Hakuoki through narrative choices that unlock branching storylines and up to 30 different endings.
  • Beautiful History Comes Alive – The dramatic romance, friendship, and betrayal unfolds on your screen through fluid animation, vibrant art, and detailed CGs.

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms will be available on the PlayStation Vita on March 13th in North America, March 16th in Europe. The game will be available physically and digitally. Physical copies feature a reversible cover sleeve.

About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.