To somewhat coincide with Valentine’s Day taking place this week, the team at western video game publisher Idea Factory International have shared their first batch of English localised screenshots for Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds on the PlayStation Vita.
In addition to showcasing some of the “gameplay” systems, these screenshots also highlight heroine Chizuru Yukimura, and two of the game’s twelve bachelors – Hijikata Toshizo (the acting commander of the Shinsengumi) and Souji Okita (Captain of the Shinsengumi’s 1st Division).
Developed by Idea Factory and published in western markets by Idea Factory International, Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds will launch on the PlayStation Vita in Spring 2017 (or Autumn 2017 if you are like me and reside in the southern hemisphere).
About Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds
1863. As the end of the Bakamatsu period draws closer…
A lone Chizuru Yukimura travels from Edo to Kyoto in hopes of searching for her father who mysteriously vanished. As she ventures through the unfamiliar city in the dark of night, she is suddenly attacked by a gang of samurai. Amidst the chaos, a mysterious figure approaches her, hungry for the taste of blood. As the threat of danger approaches, she is saved by none other than the Shinsengumi.
After their encounter, Chizuru lives with the men of the Shinsengumi to fulfill their common goal: seeking out her missing father.However, she slowly uncovers the Shinsengumi’s dark secret: The Furies. A group of men calling themselves “Demons” eventually confront the Shinsengumi, standing in opposition to their secret Fury identity.
Upon meeting these Demons, Chizuru is forced to come face to face with the secrets of her past. This story is about a girl who allies with the men of the Shinsengumi, who are struggling to uphold their faith in an era of rapid social change in Japan.