Idea Factory International has announced its visual novel Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds will release on PS Vita on the 16th of May in North America and on the 19th of May in Europe.
The visual novel Hakuoki series was first developed and released in 2008. It told the story of young Chizuru, who determined to find her father, will romance the famous samurai of Shinsengumi througha series of engaging stories and dramatic events. Finally coming to the west with its release on PS Vita, this experience features new characters, love interests, and episodes in the world of Hakuoki.
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.
Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds will be available as a digital and a physical release and compatible with PlayStation TV.