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Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation Vita
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Idea Factory International
Release Date: March 13, 2018 (US), March 16, 2018 (EU)

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'Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms' (ALL) Introduces Two New Characters - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2018 @ 5:34 p.m. PST

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!

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...


These new screenshot showcase two characters - the sardonic Souji Okita, and the musclehead Shinpachi Nagakura.

Souji Okita

A wry, quick-witted swordsman who is fiercely dedicated to the Shinsengumi. He travels with Chizuru to reunite with the Shinsengumi after being bedridden with wounds sustained after the Battle of Toba-Fushimi, a battle where the Shinsengumi were forced to retreat from Kyoto to Edo. Okita's tough exterior eventually softens, and his appreciation for a well-lived life becomes more apparent.

Shinpachi Nagakura

Brash, hot-headed, and impulsive. Shinpachi Nagakura is a musclehead more dedicated to his principles, rather than his loyalty to the Shinsengumi.  Nagakura is known to hang out with Sanosuke Harada in Shimabara.


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.

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms will be available for the Vita in both digital and a physical formats on March 13 (NA) and March 16 (EU), and is compatible with the PlayStation TV, with a PC launch on Steam in Spring 2018.


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