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posted by russell @ 12:18 pm on May 6, 2014

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Aksys Games is pleased to announce that Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi, the first otome visual novel for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is shipping to retail stores today and is now available on PlayStation®Network to download! European fans can enjoy Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi via PlayStation®Network Europe tomorrow, 5/7!

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi is an epic love story about Chizuru, a girl looking for her missing father as she gets swept into a burgeoning war between Imperial and shogun forces. Oh, did we mention there are bloodthirsty demons as well? Will Chizuru and her newfound friends, the Shinsengumi, find her father – but more importantly, will she find love in the midst of all this madness?

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi for the PlayStation®3 system

As one of the first visual novels on the PlayStation®3 system, Hakuoki not only brings beautifully drawn art to the big screen, but an epic story of love, honor and betrayal. Characters’ faces are brightly animated, making Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi feel more like an anime than a game!

Not only will players be able to see the world through Chizuru’s eyes, Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi’s plethora of unlockable content allows players to read side-stories, learn about each of the main characters, and more!

Ever wonder what it would be like to go to school with the cast of Hakuoki? Well, wonder no more, my friends, because Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi allows players to unlock a special “manga” style comic that reimagines the cast in modern day Japan. Sweet School Life indeed!

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Limited Edition Ships May 20

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Limited Edition is truly unique and is inspired by the rich cultural history of Japan as well as the Hakuoki series. Fans will receive a premium box that is made to look like Japanese lacquer with a Hakuoki-esque motif. Included in the Limited Edition is a Japanese-style hair comb, a replica Japanese love charm, and a hair pin, inspired by in-game events.

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  1.  Yuina
    5.06.14 at 1:26 pm

    “European fans can enjoy Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi via PlayStation®Network Europe tomorrow, 5/7!”
    Look, I am really really happy this is coming to Europe, but was it that much of a bother to say so a little earlier? You see, I am paying quite a bit of money to import the game, because I thought this wasn’t coming to Europe, when I could’ve just bought it tomorrow on PSN.
    My copy hasn’t shipped yet, but it’s to late to cancel the preorder now (I’ll still try though).
    I wish I could be happy that the game is coming to Europe, but I am just mad and sad right now for paying more money and having to go ways to play the DLC later, when things could have been so much easier (and cheaper, really).

    Next time you release something in both NA and Europe – even if Europe will only get a digital release – SAY SO BERFORE. Releasing something in EU is a good thing. No need to hide it and do a semi-stealth-release… :/

  2.  Reimi
    5.06.14 at 2:04 pm

    It gets a physical release too. At least amazon.uk has the LE for preorder. Wich just changed release date from may 7th to may 21st.

  3.  cmdrkatlangley
    5.06.14 at 7:07 pm

    *sighs* Two more weeks because I wanted the LE….

  4.  Chibiez
    5.08.14 at 8:54 pm

    after this, please translate reimeiroku or zuishouroku for psp!!! *beggingoutloud*

  5.  animelly
    5.11.14 at 7:15 pm

    Guess it can’t be helped that the LE got delayed by two weeks. Well, it’s getting close to one more week as of today. Just waiting for it feels like forever, especially when the standard edition is already out.

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