Idea Factory International shared a new character trailer for the romantic visual novel, Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms, highlighting Toshizo Hijikata, Souji Okita, Hajime Saito, Heisuke Toudou, Sanosuke Harada, Shinpachi Nagakura, Keisuke Sanan, Susumu Yamazaki. Hachiro Iba, Kazue Souma, Ryoma Sakamoto, and Chikage Kazama.
Here are story details from Idea Factory International:
Chizuru Yukimura traveled from Edo to Kyoto in hopes of searching for her father who had mysteriously vanished. Along the way, she encountered the Shinsengumi, and spent the next 4 years working with them to locate her father. In 1868, the final year of the Bakumatsu Period, the Shinsengumi, with Chizuru at their side, took part in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi to decide the future of the Tokugawa Shogunate against the rise of the Imperial Nationalism. Unfortunately, defeat for the Shinsengumi came swiftly at the hands of the Imperial Army, and retreated back to Edo in shame.
It was a bittersweet homecoming for Chizuru and the warriors of the Shinsengumi, as the city of Edo resembled very little of its former self, engulfed by the harrowing winds of change that were sweeping through the country. As the Shinsengumi’s survival came under threat, they were faced with a choice: discard their principals, or give up their lives. Some of them had no choice, and they cloaked themselves in darkness to protect the Shinsengumi’s greatest secret: the Furies.
This story is about a girl who allies with the warriors of the Shinsengumi, who are struggling to uphold their faith in an era of rapid social change in Japan, and those fate of those who sought to resist that change…
- Start by choosing from one of 12 handsome bachelors and fall in love with Japanese history’s most famous warriors.
- Explore the gorgeous world of Hakuoki through narrative choices that unlock branching storylines and up to 30 different endings.
- The dramatic romance, friendship, and betrayal unfolds on your screen through fluid animation, vibrant art, and detailed CGs.
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms releases in Spring 2018 in North America and Europe for PlayStation Vita.