Bakumatsu Rock, the PSP game turned anime series where rock ‘n roll is used to rebel against the Shinsengumi, just got wackier. Marvelous announced Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul for PSP and PlayStation Vita.
The game mixes a visual novel with rhythm game play with new rockers from America. Matthew Calbraith Perry Jr. (presumably the son of Matthew Perry who opened the gates in Japan) traveled to the country on a world domination tour. He’s the worlds biggest rock star in the world of Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul. J. Manjiro (a take on John Manjiro) is a rock and roll guitarist with some unusual technology. This added story arc takes place after the events in Bakumatsu Rock for PSP and the anime series.
Who’s going to win the rock and roll battle for Japan? That’s up to you and hometown rock legend Ryoma Sakamoto. The enhanced version of Bakumatsu Rock comes out in Japan on September 25.