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’s visual style is more akin to an anime than a game.
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?
Though players will experience the bulk of Hakuoki through Chizuru’s eyes, additional unlockable content will provide a number of side stories and chances to learn more about each of the main characters. One specific bonus also allows players to see the cast re-imagined in a manga that throws them into modern day Japan.
So with both digital and physical copies (and a limited edition) to choose from, nab yourself a copy of Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi and experience a story of finding love within the chaos of war…or high school.