Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi Ships Today

Available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system or PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system via PlayStation®Network

February 19, 2013 Torrance, CA – Get your swords ready for some Shinsengumi action! The first action-adventure game from the Hakuoki series, Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi, ships today! Purchase the game that brings a new twist to this critically acclaimed series, featuring six playable characters, two story modes and much more. Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi brings the very best from the visual novel series along with some of the best hit/slash action for the PSP® system! Visit www.hakuoki.com/warriors to learn more.

About Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi
With Japan at the brink of chaos as the ruling shogunate faces newly emboldened imperial forces, Chizuru travels to Kyoto in search for her father. While in the midst of danger, she meets the Shinsengumi, and they begin a perilous journey fraught with furies, imperial guards and supernatural powers. In Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi, become one of six of your favorite characters and survive through this epic tale of love, honor and glory!

Key Features
Two Major Storylines – Play through the eyes of six legendary warriors and relive the events in Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom or learn what fate brings when history is altered in a new tale created especially for this game!

Shinsengumi Chronicle – Change history as any one of the six main characters in. Play in an alternate universe where you control the fate of the Shinsengumi!

Shinsengumi Memorial – Step into the shoes of your favorite samurai and play through battles from Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom. Join in on the action as you battle your way through Kyoto!

Skirmish Mode – Level up and better your scores by replaying past battles and stages! Unlock two additional characters in this mode and duke it out in your favorite stages.
Fury Mode – When a character's life is spent, he will enter Fury Mode, unleashing a ferocious killing machine, able to tear down anyone that gets in his way. However, becoming a fury too many times can unlock a particularly bad ending.
A Special Character Guide with Artwork – Each retail copy of Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi comes with an exclusive character guide featuring all eight playable characters from the game. Learn about each of these legendary warriors, and see them in their traditional Shinsengumi outfits and Western attire in this 16-page, full color digest!
Additional Content – Need a boost? Purchase items, available on the PlayStation®Store, which you can combine to make your character stronger!

Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi is rated Mature (M) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board for blood, strong language and violence. For more information, visit www.hakuoki.com/warriors.

About the Hakuoki Series
Released in February 2012, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom drew praise from critics and fans alike as an original and beautifully-written visual novel. EGMnow.com hailed its story as something “you'll want to experience until its end, filled with interesting characters, lovely artwork, and a great English translation.” Hakuoki 's success in Japan and the US has spawned an anime that is currently being published in the U.S. by Sentai Filmworks.

About Idea Factory, Design Factory & ZeroDiv
Located in Tokyo and founded in 1994, Idea Factory has developed and published many well-received RPGS and innovative visual novel games. Some of their more popular titles include, the Record of Agarest War series, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom and Blazing Souls. Idea Factory is part of the Idea Factory Group, which comprises Idea Factory, Compile Heart and Design Factory.

To learn more about us, see the information on the Idea Factory web site: http://www.ideaf.co.jp or http://www.compileheart.com.

About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games include the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, and the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company's website, www.aksysgames.com.

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