Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Game's PC Version Slated for August 24
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Idea Factory International announced on Wednesday that it will release its Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō) game on PC via Steam on August 24. The game will have a 30% launch week discount. In addition, the game will get a Treasure Box and Deluxe Pack release.
The Deluxe Pack includes the game's soundtrack, a PC wallpaper, a character art collection, an event scene collection, and mobile wallpaper. The Treasure Box release includes six additional side stories.
The game, which shipped in Japan in September 2015, remakes the original Hakuōki Shinsengumi Kitan 2008 PlayStation 2 game. The remake received a sequel titled Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō in June 2016 in Japan. The sequel tackles different parts of the first game's story.
Idea Factory International stated in its initial press release that its port of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is "the first part of a two-part release," but hasn't officially confirmed if it will release Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō in the West.
The original game has also been ported to 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 center around the historical Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto during the 19th century.