Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Blooms Next Spring 2018 on the PS Vita for North America and Europe

LOS ANGELES, CA., October 18, 2017 – The battle for your heart is not over! Continue your journey to Edo in Hakuoki™: Edo Blossoms, available for the PlayStation®Vita system in Spring 2018 for North America and Europe. The game 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 is a continuation of the Hakuoki™: Kyoto Winds story and focuses on the story set in Edo, the second part in this two-part series. The young Chizuru, determined to find her father, will romance the famous warriors of Shinsengumi through a series of engaging stories and dramatic events. Now, experience new characters, love interests, and episodes in the world of Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms!

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...

Key Features
12 Charming Bachelors - Start by choosing from one of 12 handsome bachelors and fall in love with Japanese history's most famous warriors.

Multiple Endings, One True Love – Explore the gorgeous world of Hakuoki through narrative choices that unlock branching storylines and up to 30 different endings.

Beautiful History Comes Alive - The dramatic romance, friendship, and betrayal unfolds on your screen through fluid animation, vibrant art, and detailed CGs.

Visit ideafintl.com/hakuoki-edo for more game information!

Product Information
Title: Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms
Console: PlayStation®Vita/PlayStation®TV
Release date: Spring 2018
Release format: Physical & PSN
Publisher: Idea Factory International
Genre: Visual Novel
Player(s): 1
Voiceover options: Original Japanese only
Language format: English subtitles
ESRB/PEGI/USK/AGCB: TBD

Idea Factory International was first established in September 2013 as an information hub for the Japanese company Idea Factory Co., Ltd., and is now the publisher of fine titles including the Neptunia™ series, its spinoffs, and the otome games Hakuoki™: Kyoto Winds and Amnesia™: Memories for the Playstation®Vita system. We have since ventured into bringing these titles to the world of PC gaming and will continue providing localized media to fans worldwide in conjunction with Idea Factory Co., Ltd., with a focus on strengthening the Idea Factory brand around the globe.

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