Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi Coming to PC & Switch

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It has been announced that the visual novel Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi will be heading to Steam and the Switch. The game was originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004 along with a version on the DS in 2008. The game will have some new features such as an auto-save function and higher image resolution. Here’s a description of the plot from the game’s site:

A girl who grew up as the only daughter of a small town dojo in Aizu.
However, the father, who dreamed of standing up with a sword, abandoned the dojo and his family and suddenly left.
The girl had no choice but to fold up the dojo, which had few disciples, and to serve Teruhime, the sister-in-law of Matsudaira Katamori, the lord of the Aizu domain, with the help of her mother who worked at the residence of the Aizu domain in Edo.

The girl who entered the Aizu clan’s residence in place of her remarried mother realizes that her father’s dream of hanging a sword, which had been heard from an early age, had become her dream.
Teruhime, who confided the troubles of such a girl, remembered the group of swordsmen he had heard from Katamori, who was in the Kyoto Shugoshoku position.

Since the group of swordsmen called Mibu Roushi was members of the Aizu clan, Teruhime asked his brother-in-law, Katamori, to join the girl Mibu Roushi.
In this way, the girl heads to Kyo, where the wanderer Mibu is, to stand up with a sword while being a woman.

The Mibu Roushigumi … The group formed by the sword heroes is the later “Shinsengumi”.

SOURCE: Press Release

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