By Ishaan . January 16, 2013 . 11:35am
Hakuouki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi has a release date in North America. Aksys Games will release the PSP game on February 19th. Unlike Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, this one blends the visual novel format with an action game.
Hakuouki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi lets you control six samurai, and you can play through the game in two separate story modes. The first is based on Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom and is dubbed “Shinsengumi Memorial”.
The other story mode is “Shinsengumi Chronicle” and this one lets you play through an alternate history that’s yours to change. Finally, a “Skirmish Mode” will allow you to replay past battles to level your character up, and will also allow you to unlock two additional characters for skirmishes.
Each retail copy of Hakuouki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi will come with a 16-page character guide, featuring all eight selectable characters from the game, along with artwork of them in their traditional outfits as well as western attire. Additionally, pre-order the game at Amazon will get you a 22” bandana featuring these same characters (see below).