Fans who were only able to watch the Hakuoki TV anime never got a chance to take a closer look at the hearts of the rest of Shinsengumi warriors, but that’s going to change soon. Idea Factory has announced its Asia release of the immensely popular otome game this mid-December. And it’s coming to mobile phones in English version.
Now you can witness the romance blossom between Chizuru and your favoured member (or all the members) of the Shinsengumi.
From the press release:
Hakuoki is a visual novel game based on the historical Shinsengumi of Japan, featuring beautiful art and multiple endings. In Hakuoki, a young woman comes to Kyoto in search of her missing father, and soon encounters danger and the Shinsengumi in quick succession. When it becomes clear the Shinsengumi are also searching for her father, she is put under their protection. But odd things are afoot in Kyoto—possibly even supernatural happenings. Can she navigate this maze of mortal danger and political intrigue? Amidst so much mystery and death, can she find romance?
Hakuoki’s Key Features:
- Experience a historical fantasy adventure while pursuing a relationship with one of several characters in the game.
- Enjoy original Japanese voices by renowned Japanese voice actors, a visual novel filled with beautiful illustrations and changing character portraits on the go. Examine character biographies, check your story progress, and replay scenes you have already watched, anywhere you want.
- Decide the story’s ending. The choices you make during the game will determine the female protagonist’s fate and those of the Shinsengumi members.
Aside from Hakuoki, Idea Factory also promises more otome game titles from Japan in the future.
If you want to experience the smartphone version of the game before its release, you can check out the Hakuoki booth at the Anime Festival Asia 2014 this weekend.
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