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Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Aksys Games
Developer: Idea Factory
Release Date: Feb. 19, 2013

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'Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi' (PSP) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT

Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi will offer fans cut-‘em-down action, yet staying true to its Hakuoki roots with a powerful story of adventure.

Play as Saito, Hijikata or the four other main characters from the Hakuoki series in an alternate storyline and change the fate of the Shinsengumi, or relive the events of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom.  Unlock two characters for use in free play, and use special attacks and deadly strikes to plow through hordes of enemies.

After 260 years of samurai rule, the shogunate’s hold on the country began to weaken as men ostensibly loyal to the emperor began to sow chaos and dissent throughout the nation.  The Shinsengumi was formed to combat this rising tide of violence, and to protect the shogun and the people from dangerous ronin.

As the country inches close to all-out war, Chizuru travels to Kyoto to find her missing father. She encounters both danger and the Shinsengumi, in quick succession.  After learning that the Shinsengumi are also looking for her father, Chizuru goes under their protection.  However, they soon find themselves in the midst of political intrigue, supernatural power struggles, and much more as they search desperately for the answer they need.

Key Features

  • Two Major Storylines – Play through events of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom with each of the six playable characters, or change history in “Shinsengumi Chronicle”!
    • Shinsengumi Chronicle – Change history as any one of the six main characters in “Shinsengumi Chronicle” mode.  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 in “Shinsengumi Memorial” mode. 
  • Fury Mode – When a character’s life is spent, he will enter Fury Mode, unleashing an inner 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. 
  • Slash & Slaughter with Furious Attacks – Each character is equipped with several different attacks, allowing players to plow through numerous enemies at once.  Keep tabs on how many foes you’ve taken down, pick up dropped items, and level up to achieve even greater strength.

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