Hakuōki Shinkai PS4 Game's Opening Video Streamed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Idea Factory began streaming the opening video on Sunday for its Hakuōki Shinkai: Fūkaden PlayStation 4 game. The video confirms the game's July 13 release date in Japan. The video also previews Aika Yoshioka's theme song "Isshin: Chi no Hate Made."
The game is a port of Idea Factory's Hakuōki Shinkai PlayStation Vita games. The games are made up of Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō and its sequel Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō. The game's website explains that the port will take the two separate works and collect them as one game. (The "Fūkaden" in the game's title contains the characters for both "kaze" and "hana").
Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō shipped in Japan in September 2015. Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō shipped in June 2016. Both games remake the original Hakuōki Shinsengumi Kitan 2008 PlayStation 2 game, but each game tackles different parts of the story. Kaze no Shō features the storyline in Kyōto, and Hana no Shō features the storyline in Edo.
Idea Factory International will release Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō in English under the title Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (pictured at right) on the PS Vita on May 16 in North America and May 19 in Europe. The game includes the new characters Ryouma Sakamoto, Kazue Souma, and Hachiro Iba, for a total of 12 romanceable characters and more than 30 endings.
The original PS2 game has been ported into the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS platforms. Aksys Games localized and released Hakuōki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for the PSP in February 2012, Hakuōki: Memories of the Shinsengumi for the Nintendo 3DS in September 2013, and Hakuōki: Stories of the Shinsengumi for the PS3 in May 2014.
The story of the game and its anime adaptation centers around the historical Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto during the 19th century.