Idea Factory International have revealed the release date for the PC port of Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms. The visual novel will be available on Steam starting March 13, 2018. Additionally, the company has announced a Deluxe Pack for the game. Customers who purchase the Deluxe Pack will receive two digital art books as well as wallpaper sets for PCs and mobile devices.
The journey to Edo continues! Hakuoki™: Edo Blossoms hits Steam, March 13, with a 30% weeklong launch discount and a Deluxe Pack DLC! The @steam_games version will also include English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese subtitles!https://t.co/7ppqlSz1co pic.twitter.com/YqsTaqLm2Q
— Idea Factory Intl (@IdeaFactoryIntl) March 8, 2018
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is an otome visual novel from Idea Factory and Design Factory. It is the second half of a two-part remake of the original Hakuoki tale which details Chizuru Yukimura’s time spent with the warriors of the Shinsengumi. The story blends historical fiction with romance as well as a bit of supernatural fantasy. In addition to better graphics, this remake includes additional scenes, characters, and even routes. For more on the story, check out our review of the first entry on Vita. This new entry in the series also adds a Blood-Giving System which affects how the story unfolds.
From the game’s Steam page:
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. Fighting alongside the Shinsengumi, the young Chizuru will romance the famous warriors of Japan’s Bakumatsu period through a series of engaging stories and dramatic events. Delve deeper into the hearts and secrets of each warrior bachelor as you explore the world of Hakuoki and navigate its intertwining, branching narratives to unlock multiple endings. Find true love in the journey to Edo – your choices decide your fate!
- Start by choosing from one of 12 handsome bachelors and fall in love with Japanese history’s most famous warriors. Then, experience other narratives with another warrior.
- Explore the gorgeous world of Hakuoki through narrative choices that unlock branching storylines and up to 30 different endings.
- The dramatic romance, friendship, and betrayal unfolds on your screen through fluid animation, vibrant art, and detailed CGs.
In addition to PC, the game will be available on Vita in North America on March 13, 2018. The Vita version will then launch in Europe a few days later on March 16, 2018.
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