Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Announced for NA and EU in Spring 2018on October 19, 2017 by Holly Williams
The follow up game to Kyoto Winds, Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms, has been announced for release in North America and Europe in spring 2018! More drama, action, and romance await, as Edo Blossoms brings the story of Hakuoki to its conclusion!
Here’s an overview of the story from Idea Factory:
Chizuru Yukimura travels from Edo to Kyoto in search 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 rise 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 is 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, as and they cloaked themselves in darkness to protect the Shinsengumi’s greatest secret: the Furies.
This is a story about a girl who allies herself 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…
It may be a fairly wide release window for now, but this is great news! I’m so excited to see the ends of all the new routes! Though I do wonder how Edo Blossoms will have you pick who you’re pursuing, given its a continuation from Kyoto Winds. Well, spring’s not that far away, and this is going to be amazing!
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms releases in North America and Europe in spring 2018 for PS Vita.