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posted by russell @ 12:54 pm on October 22, 2013

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi will come to US!

Torrance, CA – Aksys Games is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed otome visual novel series Hakuoki is coming to the PlayStation®3 entertainment system with a new game—Hakuoki: Stories of the ShinsengumiHakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi (released in Japan as Hakuoki Junsouroku), tells the tale of Chizuru, a young woman who finds herself fighting alongside the infamous Shinsengumi as competing factions war for control of Japan.  In the midst of all this bloodshed and chaos, will Chizuru find love?

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Key Features

More Than Just One Story – This choose-your-own-adventure-style game offers players a chance to choose one of six possible love interests.  Playing through the main game unlocks the “Stories of the Shinsengumi”: Several additional events that add roughly 20 hours of content.

A Modern-Day Tale – Playing through “Stories of the Shinsengumi” can also unlock more content, including a series of short stories written specifically for this game about the Hakuoki cast in modern-day Japanese high school!

Media Gallery – Get up close and personal with your favorite scenes from main game and the “Stories of the Shinsengumi” added content!

Available DLC – Download Hakuoki’s massive art gallery archives and view your favorite characters in a variety of outfits.  If you’re desperate for more adventures, there will be DLC side stories to scratch that itch as well!

Engage the Characters – Watch your favorite characters come to life as they converse with you with expressions!

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi has not yet been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).  For more information, please go to http://www.esrb.org.

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  1.  AvroChan
    10.22.13 at 9:39 pm

    All I can say is… when can I preorder?

  2.  Chibiez
    10.23.13 at 8:37 am

    For ps3??? When will u make it to psp??!! PLEASEEE!! im begging u!! :’(

  3.  Sarukah
    10.23.13 at 1:50 pm

    @Chibiez: Uuh, it’s first release was for the PSP around 1 or 2 years ago. It won’t have the little bit of extra content that this one has, but that content was never released for the PSP (as far as I know).

    As for the game itself, I am super excited! I can’t wait to play this on my PS3 with some extra content. Be amazed Aksys, you will have officially gotten someone as money stingy as myself to buy essentially the same game 3 times. I don’t even have a 3DS! But I love Hakuoki (and otome games), I hope that if this gets a limited edition, you guys put in some really different stuff as compared to what the other two got :>

  4.  mistressjaskra
    10.24.13 at 2:49 am

    The exciting thing about this release is that it contains Zuisouroku! Huzzah! I’ve been waiting either for the PSP version or this PS3 release, and since this release is the better version, no complaints here! <3 Now if they decide to release the prequel, Hakuouki: Reimeiroku all will be well in my Hakuouki world. Thank you Aksys Games for answering the cries and pleas of the loyal fans of this series! ^_^ I plan on pre-ordering as well as soon as it becomes available! Thank you!

  5.  Lehst
    10.24.13 at 7:22 am

    Yes! This is the fandisc (Zuisouroku) and the main game. AND HAKUOUKI SWEET SCHOOL LIFE!!! (the original short side-story, not to be confused with the recent SSL stand-alone game).
    Aksys seriously, thank you~~

  6.  negalisticlove
    10.25.13 at 5:10 am

    holy fudgy fudge fuge!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DO KNOW IM BUYING PS3 ALL BECUASE OF YOY GUYS!!!!!! Aksys your purely awesome I love you guys so much, I mean after waiting and chatting for so long, zuisouroku is finally coming out! I don’t care if it was because if all the gissip and bickering on yalls polls, or just because you guy for tired seeing some chick called negalisticlove post to many comments concerning zuisouroku, but thanks so much!

  7.  otomegirl97
    10.25.13 at 5:37 am

    OMG YESSS!! FINALLY NEW CONTENT
    I’ve been waiting for new stuff, thank you aksys I’ll be sure to remember to buy this limited edition version if there will be one :-D

  8.  Chibiez
    10.26.13 at 9:23 pm

    @ Sarukah : is this game have the same story like the demon fleeting? if so.. than i have no more complain (=w=)

    but to be honest, i want more hakuouki for my psp… ;9 reimeiroku, yuugiroku, zuisouroku, EVERY GAME * got blood lust for Hakuouki*

  9.  ranshinkawaii
    10.27.13 at 7:38 am

    Oh my gosh Aksys, just take my fangirl money!
    I’m looking forward to the limited edition! I have some few suggestions for the extras:
    > Zuisouroku CG artbook! Like what was included in Demon of the Fleeting Blossom
    > Drama CD! <3 You can include the translations in the artbook :3
    Looking forward to seeing a translated Reimeiroku too ^_^

  10.  hanafae
    10.27.13 at 12:47 pm

    Alright, more Hakuouki, yay!

    But hey Aksys, make sure you actually *do* test out the extra content before releasing the game this time :p

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  12.  bluemonkey
    10.27.13 at 9:32 pm

    Is that mean the sweet school life will also have the english version too???

  13.  rairai
    10.28.13 at 10:22 pm

    OMG! I am soooo excited!!! Cannot wait for it to come out.

  14.  PandasEatBamboo
    10.30.13 at 9:56 pm

    Awwww yeah this is totally gonna be my guilty pleasure game for the PS3. ;D

  15.  Mephisto
    10.31.13 at 9:54 am

    Oh no another Hakuoki Game I can´t play! D:
    Why cant the games came to PSP too like the Demon of the fleeting Blossom ?

  16.  Chibiez
    11.02.13 at 12:28 am

    @Mephisto AGREED !! XD

  17.  LyhChan
    11.05.13 at 10:52 am

    I am wondering… What are the differences between the Hakuouki games? I know that from “Demon of the Fleeting Blossom” to “Memories of the Shinsengumi” some new events and side stories were added, but what is new in “Stories of Shinsengumi”? :)

  18.  Chantelle
    12.11.13 at 1:10 am

    I’m a bit disappointed that this is going to be the /fourth/ Hakuoki game localised. I’ve quite happily purchased the original ‘fleeting blossom’ edition as well as Sweet*Fuse, but not the latest two (soon to be three) Hakuoki games because I’m just not interested in throwing my money at a story I already know and have experienced. However, if you were to go ahead and translate the up-and-coming Hakuoki: Sweet School Life I would definitely purchase it /because/ it’s a different story.

    I understand the move to localise the 3DS edition because there surely was/is a market there. I’m simply upset that we’ve missed out on at least two opportunities now for new, completely different otomes making it to the Western market. This may be because of a bunch of reasons – the rights to localise a game one of them – but the notion still stands.

    I supposed when it comes down to it, I’m just happy that Aksys is translating otome games in the first place.

  19.  gdlupe90
    12.14.13 at 8:44 am

    Yeah, I agree with LyhChan… would be good, specify the content of Stories of Shinsengumi.
    But still, I’ll buy my copy for April 2014
    And please Aksys Games translate another Hakuouki game as SSL

  20.  karsofia
    12.14.13 at 12:21 pm

    I agree with LyhChan in that Aksys Games should do other Hakuoki games like Reimeiroku or SSL. I am still happy that you added another story to the original one.

  21.  DriftingClouds
    12.15.13 at 6:19 pm

    So specify for everyone, “Stories of Shinsengumi”, from my research in reading from different Otome Gaming blogs, includes the original story AND the fandisc: Hakuouki: Zuisouroku. Zuisouroku includes side stories–no, not the same as “Memories of Shinsengumi”, but as in: it elaborates on all of the routes and I believe Sannan, Shinpachi and Yamazaki have friendship routes. I’m SUPER excited for this game to be released because the fandisc elaborates more on Okita and Kazama’s routes! (And all the other guys as well!)

  22.  gdlupe90
    12.16.13 at 12:19 pm

    @DriftingClouds, thank you for the information :)

  23.  mrskandycane
    1.24.14 at 10:13 pm

    why is this on the ps3 instead of the 3ds, like memories? i’m glad we’re getting it at all, and i might actually get a ps3 with it, but i’m disappointed that it’s not for the 3ds. the market for otome games over here is already fairly small, but i think that the smartest idea would be to localize the games on handhelds, because those are the most popular systems for girls. maybe i’m wrong, but the ps3 seems silly to me.

  24.  Reimi
    1.25.14 at 5:19 am

    I take offense to that… I spend far more time on my ps2 and ps3 than I do on my handhelds. I do not like the degrading of female gamers, we are as diverse as the male ones.
    Besides, the main game is still the same game that’s on the psp and 3ds. It’s just the extras that are different.
    I on the other hand wouldn’t mind the release of some of the other side games, like the chibi ones or SSL, but I’m quite happy with getting this one for it’s extra content.

  25.  mrskandycane
    1.25.14 at 3:09 pm

    where the audience is is where the audience is, i’m not trying to degrade us, i’m just saying that mobile platforms have a much larger female audience than home platforms.. there’s nothing wrong with it, you don’t need to be offended.
    if it’s just extras, why isn’t it being released as dlc for the 3ds? it seems to me like that would be trivial.
    i do hope SSL gets localized, because it’s definitely something i would get a vita for.

  26.  ArtisticOTAKU
    3.08.14 at 10:23 pm

    I MUST get this!!!!!!!!!! >_<

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