Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Game's Gameplay Trailer Streamed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game ships in March for PS Vita with PC version this spring

Idea Factory International began streaming a gameplay trailer on Thursday for the Hakuōki: Edo Blossoms (Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō) PlayStation Vita game. The video previews the game's new characters and mechanics.

Idea Factory International will release the game on March 13 in North America, and on March 16 in Europe. The game will also receive a PC version via Steam this spring. The game will be available physically and digitally.

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms originally launched in Japan in June 2016.

Idea Factory describes the 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...

The game is a sequel to Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō), which Idea Factory released for the PS Vita in Japan in September 2015. Idea Factory International released the game in North America and Europe last May. The company later released the game for PC via Steam last August.

Both Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds and Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms remake the original Hakuōki Shinsengumi Kitan 2008 PlayStation 2 game.

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