Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Available Now

Aksys Games has announced that Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi, the first otome visual novel for the PS3 is available now on the PSN and in the process of being shipped to stores. As one of the first visual novels on the PS3, Hakuoki brings an epic story of love, honour and betrayal to the console market, presented in a beautifully drawn format. With character’s faces brightly animated, ...

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Launching on May 6

Idea Factory and Aksys Games’ visual novel series Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi is finally reaching western shores on the PlayStation 3. The English version of the game adds the Stories of the Shinsengumi expansion to the main game, which will add an extra 20 hours of content. Additionally, special bonuses like a series of short stories starring the Hakuoki cast in a modern Japanese hi...

“Hakuoki: Stories Of The Shinsengumi” Limited Edition Revealed

The “Hakuoki” series has blessed us in so many ways as it reappears time after time in different ways shapes or forms. From light novels to anime and even gaming; “Hakuoki” mixes rich Japanese history with a level of romance in a way that you probably would or wouldn’t have (depending on how much anime you watch) seen coming. Aksys Games are extremely pleased to annou...

Aksys Games holding impressive digital holiday sale

If you still have some money left after all of the great sales that have been happening over the past week and happen to be a fan of Aksys Games then prepare to lose that last bit of cash. Today a little over a week after the conclusion of their charity sale for Typhoon Haiyan victims the company is holding a massive digital sale. The sale begins today and includes numerous titles, including entir...

Aksys Wants To Hear From You!

Aksys Games, the outfit behind the Hakuoki visual novel franchise, has announced today that they want you to let them know what you think! In an effort to better serve fans of their visual novel and Zero Escape games (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward), Aksys has created a survey they would like everyone to contribute to. This is aimed at helping them get a better...

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi heads to the PS3 in North America

In recent years many otome games have started to head to the West and perhaps the Hakuoki series is the most prevalent as Aksys Games has brought the title to North America a few times already. Well they are about to do it again as they have announced that they are bringing Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi to North America for the PlayStation 3. This version of the game does offer some more con...

Hakuoki – Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Dawn of the Shinsengumi Review

Hakuoki – Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Dawn of the Shinsengumi Studio: Studio DEEN Publisher: Hanabee Format: DVD (Reviewed), Blu-Ray Release Date: 2nd October 2013 Price: $59.99 – Available Here Overview Hakuoki – Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – has had a great deal of releases in the past, it started out as an “Otome” game title and only recently, in ...

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi 3DS Review

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi Developer: Idea Factory Publisher: Aksys Games Platforms: 3DS (Reviewed), PSP Release Date: September 19, 2013 Price: $29.99 – Available Here Overview Idea Factory’s Hakuoki franchise has been around in some format since late 2008. What started as a single otome game (a visual novel focused on female players) has blossomed to a media powerhouse with...

Hanabee’s SMASH 2013 Announcements

At their industry panel at SMASH 2013, Hanabee Entertainment made several major announcements regarding future releases and license acquisitions. They revealed that they have acquired the following titles: Princess Knight – the Osamu Tezuka anime classic, planned for release in September on both DVD and Blu-Ray with English audio only. Hakuoki: Dawn of the Shinsengumi – the third seaso...

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi Limited Edition announced

Fans of the Otome game series Hakuoki will be happy to hear that the latest game in the series, Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi, will be getting a “special limited edition” from Aksys Games when it is released sometime later this year on the 3DS. No details were announced about whether this limited edition will cost anything extra or will be bundled with all launch copies of the g...

Hakuoki: Warriors Of The Shinsengumi upgraded to the PS Vita today

If you happened to pick up Hakuoki: Warriors Of The Shinsengumi back when it was released for the PSP in February or chose to wait until the game was compatible with the PlayStation Vita, then you will be happy to hear that today is that day. Aksys Games has announced that the otome game Hakuoki: Warriors Of The Shinsengumi is now playable on the PlayStation Vita for the first time since it was re...

Hakuoki ~Demon of The Fleeting Blossom~ A Memory of Snow Flowers Review

Hakuoki ~Demon of The Fleeting Blossom~ A Memory of Snow Flowers Studio: Studio Deen Publisher: Hanabee Format : DVD Release Date: May 1st 2013 Price: $34.99 – Available Here Overview The Hakuoki series stretches a far ways back. It started out as an “Otome Game” then moved into “Otome” Anime, which seems to be a trend that I’ve only recently taken notice of. Se...

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