Idea Factory International have announced the release dates for the English localisation of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds, the definitive release of the Hakuoki series that first released in 2008. The title will be launching both physically and digitally for PS Vita in North America on 16th May and in Europe on May 19th. The game will be compatible with PlayStation TV.

The title boasts over 80 hours of visual novel storytelling, with 12 bachelors to romance and 30 endings to unlock. Additionally, they released screenshots of the English version as well as the official boxart, of which you can see the EU version of above. You can check out a selection of the gameplay screenshots after the press release, which you can read below.

LOS ANGELES, CA., March 7, 2017 – As the cherry blossoms ripen to fall for this year’s flower viewing season, so does Hakuoki™: Kyoto Winds! The game drops on May 16 for North America and May 19 for Europe for the PlayStation®Vita system! It will be available as a digital and a physical release and compatible with the PlayStation®TV.

This remastered telling of the beloved, visual novel Hakuoki series that was first developed and released in 2008 focuses on the story set in Kyoto. The young Chizuru, determined to find her father, will romance the famous samurai of Shinsengumi through a series of engaging stories and dramatic events. Now, experience new characters, love interests, and episodes in the world of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds this Spring 2017!


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.

Key Features

12 Handsome Bachelors – Fall in love as these 12 bachelors battle for your heart in this historical fantasy!

Over 80 Hours of Romance – With over 30 different endings, immerse yourself in the world of Hakuoki through its compelling tale of romance, friendship, and betrayal!

Beauty at Your Fingertips – Fluid animation and vibrant art breathes life into this climatic era in Japan’s history! Then, view all of the art in a gorgeous photo gallery.

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