All of those otome surveys from Aksys led to the localization of a girl’s romance game. Aksys picked up Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom from Idea Factory. For Hakuoki fans, this is the game that started it the series, which has grown into a manga and anime series.
Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom takes place at the end of Japan’s Edo period. After 200 years of rule the shogunate begins to dissolve and the Shinsengumi rose during the political turmoil. Defined by samurai traditions, the Shinsengumi protect the streets of Kyoto from ronin.
Chizuru Yukimura, a young woman looking for her father is the game’s protagonist. She isn’t the only one. The Shinsengumi are searching for her father inside the town of Hakuoki, which holds its own secrets – supernatural secrets. Now protected by the Shinsengumi, can you find your father and more importantly true love?
That’s the goal of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom. Players will make choices that affect Chizuru’s relationship status that lead up to one of the game’s multiple endings. A handy chart within the game lets you keep track of romance and corruption levels so you can target (or avoid) the man of your dreams (or nightmares).
Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom will be released for PSP, in stores and on PSN, in the first quarter of 2012.