Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Western PS Vita Release Date Announced

Idea Factory International have announced that the otome-styled visual-novel game Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds will be available for the PS Vita from the 16th May 2017 within America and 19th May 2017 within Europe as both a physical and digital release.

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is a remaster of the original Hakuoki visual novel, of which spawned a three-season-anime series and novel collection, which sees the young Chizuru, determined to find her father, will romance the famous samurai of Shinsengumi through a series of engaging stories and dramatic events.

As part of this ‘visual novel’ players will be able to experience the many storylines different storylines and find that ‘true ending’ within the series; or so the synopsis suggests at least.

Synopsis: 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.

In addition to this information Idea Factory International have also provided us with the ‘tentative’ box art for the game; and as you’d expect it flows naturally with the rest of the franchise.

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds will be available for the PS Vita (and PlayStation TV) as both a digital download and physical release from the 16th May 2017 within America and 19th May 2017 within Europe.


About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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