Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Western Launch Dates Set for May

Idea Factory International have announced the western release dates for Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds.

The Idea Factory-developed visual novel will launch for PS Vita both at retail and via the PlayStation Store on May 16th in North America and May 19th in Europe. The publisher also noted the game is compatible with PlayStation TV.

A remastered version of the original Hakuoki visual novel launched back in 2008, the game takes place in Kyoto and follows a young girl named Chizuru. Searching for her missing father, Chizuru can romance various famous Shinsengumi samurai via different stories and dramatic scenes.

Here’s a bunch of new screenshots, introducing the various gentlemen you can romance:

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Idea Factory International:

1863. As the end of the Bakumatsu period draws closer…

A lone Chizuru Yukimura travels from Edo to Kyoto in hopes of searching for her father who mysteriously vanished. As she ventures through the unfamiliar city in the dark of night, she is suddenly attacked by a gang of samurai. Amidst the chaos, a mysterious figure approaches her, hungry for the taste of blood.
As the threat of danger approaches, she is saved by none other than the Shinsengumi.

After their encounter, Chizuru lives with the men of the Shinsengumi to fulfill their common goal: seeking out her missing father.However, she slowly uncovers the Shinsengumi’s dark secret: The Furies. A group of men calling themselves “Demons” eventually confront the Shinsengumi, standing in opposition to their secret Fury identity.

Upon meeting these Demons, Chizuru is forced to come face to face with the secrets of her past. This story is about a girl who allies with the men of the Shinsengumi, who are struggling to uphold their faith in an era of rapid social change in Japan.

Key Features

  • 12 Handsome Bachelors – Fall in love as these 12 bachelors battle for your heart in this historical fantasy!
  • Over 80 Hours of Romance – With over 30 different endings, immerse yourself in the world of Hakuoki through its compelling tale of romance, friendship, and betrayal!
  • Beauty at Your Fingertips – Fluid animation and vibrant art breathes life into this climatic era in Japan’s history! Then, view all of the art in a gorgeous photo gallery.


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