Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Western Release Date Announced for PlayStation Vita

Last october Idea Factory International announced that the otome-styled visual novel game Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms would be released onto the PlayStation Vita within Europe and America during 2018; well today the publisher have announced that the game will be released on the 13th March 2018 (within North America) and 16th March 2018 (within Europe).

As previously announced Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is a remastered telling of the original Hakuoki visual novels and acts as a continuation to the previously released Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (which was released onto the PS Vita and PC) and follows the story of Chizuru as she becomes acquainted with the activities of the Shinsengumi while searching for her father.

In this case following on from the events of the previous games, which saw Chizuru interact with the main characters of the Shinsengumi and start to develop feelings for them, this game explores new experiences, love interests and introduced new characters.


Chizuru Yukimura travels from Edo to Kyoto in hopes of searching for her father who had mysteriously vanished. Along the way, she encountered the Shinsengumi, and spent the next four years working with them to locate her father. In 1868, the final year of the Bakumatsu Period, the Shinsengumi, with Chizuru at their side, took part in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi to decide the future of the  Tokugawa Shogunate against the rising tide of Imperial Nationalism. Unfortunately, defeat for the Shinsengumi came swiftly at the hands of the Imperial Army, and they retreated back to Edo in shame.

It was a bittersweet homecoming for both Chizuru and the warriors of the Shinsengumi, as the city of Edo resembled very little of its former self, engulfed by the harrowing winds of change that were sweeping through the country. As the Shinsengumi’s survival came under threat, they were faced with a choice: discard their principles, or give up their lives. Some of them had no such choice, and they cloaked themselves in darkness to protect the Shinsengumi’s greatest secret: the Furies.

This is a story about a girl who allies with the warriors of the Shinsengumi, who are struggling to uphold their faith in an era of rapid social change in Japan, and the fate of those who sought to resist that change…

Key Features:
  • 12 Charming Bachelors – Start by choosing from one of 12 handsome bachelors and fall in love with Japanese history’s most famous warriors.
  • Multiple Endings, One True Love – Explore the gorgeous world of Hakuoki through narrative choices that unlock branching storylines and up to 30 different endings.
  • Beautiful History Comes Alive – The dramatic romance, friendship, and betrayal unfolds on your screen through fluid animation, vibrant art, and detailed CGs.

In addition to the confirm release date Idea Factory International have also released the games box-arts, of which can be seen below:

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms will be released on the 13th March 2018 (within North America) and 16th March 2018 (within Europe) for the PlayStation Vita as both a physical and digital release. Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms will also be compatible with the PlayStation TV.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at 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 PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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