Hakuoki: Warriors Of The Shinsengumi Slashes On To PlayStation Vita

By Spencer . May 21, 2013 . 4:05pm

hakuoki_warriors_shinsengumi_screenshot5Aksys, champions of the Hakuoki video game series, brought over Idea Factory’s Dynasty Warriors-esque action game Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi. You can replay the events from Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, this time by swinging a sword, in Shinsengumi Memorial mode or see how the story could unfold in different ways by playing through Shinsengumi Chronicle mode.

 

Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi was released for PSP on February 19. Aksys announced the game is now Vita compatible and you can travel to Kyoto on an OLED screen. Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi costs $24.99 as a digital download.


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  • TheExile285

    I wanna be interested, but I did some research on the game and the gameplay seems ridiculously repetive. Like one combo per character repetive.

  • revenent hell

    Ok im a little irate it wouldn’t let me log in with twitter unless I make a disqus account…. what crap is that?
    ……Anyhoo I do enjoy these games but they are becoming a little “played out” to me. I can only play the same game so many times.
    Im in no way hating on the game I do enjoy it for what it originally was and id be quite happy to buy more games like it in hopes that they would keep coming BUT hearing about the game ive bought twice over already is a bit tiring to read about , I know its just mentioning the digital vita version but id really rather read about a new installment o the game with new characters….

    • Firekitty

      Some people were waiting for the Vita compatibility to be fixed, so I’m happy they’re making sure to announce it all over the place…More sales for Aksys!

  • Coeurl

    Slash you say? Now you have my attention~
    (if only)

    • Firekitty

      To be fair, anything involving the Shinsengumi is pretty slashy by default. Chizuru can only court one guy at a time XD.

      It WOULD be nice if Aksys or some other publisher would give a yaoi game or two a shot, though. the PSP port of Togainu no Chi would be an awesome place to start; from what I hear, the slash content was toned way down from the PC version, so they could probably safely market it to both genders on the strength of the strong (and quite violent) story with only those of us wearing the slash-goggles being the wiser.

      • oorum

        It would also be nice if there were a yuri game or two which would be localized that could be marketed to both genders with a strong storyline. Am I just missing them or do they not exist?

        • Firekitty

          Not my genre, so I couldn’t tell you, but I’m sure they’re out there! I’d probably steer clear of anything too graphic, but if the story or characters looked interesting enough I’d be willing to check it out.

          Just no schoolgirl/schoolboy romances, please. I’ve read enough manga about highschoolers coming to terms with their sexuality to last about fifteen lifetimes…it gets really old, to say nothing of how creepy it starts to feel once you hit a certain age x_x.

          • oorum

            Haha, I definitely know what you mean about reusing the student love stories, which is fine but there’s already loads of material like that out there (mostly manga, as far as I know– but not video games? And if they are, they’re generally in Japanese. With graphic scenes.)
            I’m just happy there’s an otome game which has a strong storyline rather than the iOS rubbish (Will you Date me?– or something like that) I have played from my friends’ recommendation. I’m so hyped to play this game, and considering I never played it before, everything will be new and awesome~

          • Firekitty

            Just remember, you want Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for the story. Warriors is the musou/hack and slash game, probably more enjoyable if you’re familiar with the original game already.

            Also, if you’re interested in Togainu no Chi, there’s a full fan translation of the PC version now…If you don’t mind graphic sex and gore, it’s a good read (And worth a look just for the rare casting of Midorikawa Hikaru as a seme).

          • Firekitty

            Just remember, you want Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for the story. Warriors is the musou/hack and slash game, probably more enjoyable if you’re familiar with the original game already.

            Also, if you’re interested in Togainu no Chi, there’s a full fan translation of the PC version now…If you don’t mind graphic sex and gore, it’s a good read (And worth a look just for the rare casting of Midorikawa Hikaru as a seme).

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

    I’m confused, wasn’t this a girls game? is this VITA game for guys?

    • Firekitty

      Hakuoki is technically an Otome (‘girl’s’) series, but it has some appeal for guys, too, since aside from choosing which guy the heroine ends up with, it’s also got a good story based on real-life historical events.

      Warriors of the Shinsengumi follows more or less the same story as the first game, but it’s a Dynasty Warriors-style game rather than a visual novel, and it has extra scenes (due to being from the PoV of the various male characters, rather than the heroine) and I *think* an original/new storyline? I’ll know soon, since I was waiting for the Vita version.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

        Oh ok, i was interested in this but i heard it was a love game so I avoided it. I do love the Shinsengumi too

        Thanks a lot

        • Firekitty

          Demon of the Fleeting Blossom is a ‘love game’, but it’s not super girly or romantic except for the last chapter or so of each route. If you don’t mind visual novels and are a fan of the Shinsengumi, I’d definitely suggest checking out the first game, too.

          • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

            Ok thanks

  • equalequation

    Hakuouki is starting to feel like the Square Enix remakes of otome games. It gets ported EVERYWHERE EVER.

    I’m okay with the VN. It got on my nerves at times, but it’s decent. Wouldn’t trust Idea Factory with anything containing proper gameplay, though.

    • DyLaN

      EDIT: OK I was wrong Hakouki series is a close competitor against S;G. Just tht Hakuoki have a few officially localized game unlike S;G :(

  • Øzef Sillona Torrente

    wow this looks like nice! but i believe that this game is exclusive only for japanese gamers…

    • Judge Magister

      What do you mean?I’m pretty sure I saw this on EU PSN about a week ago…

    • Firekitty

      This article is referring to the NA release of the game, which was released a couple of months ago for the PSP, but was not compatible with the Vita at that time. It was also released in the EU earlier this month.

  • KuchikiSentou

    Oh mein Gott! Week after week, another VITA game pops onto the radar. Mein wallet vill feel ze burn.

  • Prinny Dood

    Is a ps vita game or a psp game :/

    • Neppygear

      It’s a PSP game.

  • ChromeH34rts

    ……….
    Well, call me a die-hard Dynasty Warriors fan if you want, but considering that I HAVE played this, its pretty different to Dynasty Warriors. No skill needed at all, its repetitive and incredibly easy, even on the hardest mode. The final boss is also a joke. I’d say Reimeiroku is closer to the original DotFB.
    Also, for anyone interested in another Aksys otome game, Sweet Fuse is coming soon, localised and its quite decent.
    Please don’t compare every single hack-n-slash game to Dynasty Warriors.#jussayin

  • Aristides

    let’s see what this game is made of :P

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