Unlike some of the other retellings and ports of the original Hakuoki tale, Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds features a number of new romance options for players. Some are people who were previously unromanceable, while others make their debut in this PlayStation Vita installment. This means Chizuru Yukimura will be meeting and romancing Hachiro Iba, Ryouma Sakamoto, and Kazue Souma for the first time.
Iba is a samurai and member of the shogun’s Okuzume guard. Apparently, he has a history with Chizuru. She doesn’t recall him, though. He also has a past with the Shinsengumi, as he knew some of the members when he was in Edo.
Sakamoto is a samurai who also uses a gun. Again, he has some sort of interest in Chizuru and her family. He offers to help her find her missing doctor father. Except he may not be exactly trustworthy. Food for thought, the real-life Sakamoto wanted to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate and was a Shinsengumi target.
Souma is a samurai who ends up joining the Shinsengumi in Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds and is made your student. In his storyline, Chizuru helps him become an upstanding member of the group. The real Souma ended up eventually being the last commander of the Shinsengumi,
Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds will come to the PlayStation Vita on May 16, 2017 in North America and May 19, 2017 in Europe.