Idea Factory International revealed that Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms will release on PlayStation Vita on March 13 in North America and March 16 in Europe.
Additionally, the publisher released a new batch of screenshots focused on Hijakata, the “Demon Vice Commander” of the Shinsengumi, who must come to terms with losing the Battle of Toba-Fushimi in Kyoto.
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms stars returning protagonist, Chizuru, who is in search of her missing father. However, after running into trouble, the Shinsengumi joined to assist in her search. After four years, in 1868, the final year of the Bakumatsu Period, the entire party is preparing to take part in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi to decide the future of the Tokugawa Shogunate against the rising tide of Imperial Nationalism. Sadly, the Shinsengumi had to retreat.
The Shinsengumi were forced to make a choice about how they wanted to continue to survive in this world. Some of them hid away as to not reveal the secret they hold: the Furies.
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms focuses on the struggles that the Chizuru and the party face to hold onto their principles and continue living as the social climate in Japan changes.
Lastly, being an otome visual novel, Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms features a total of 12 available bachelors to get to know over the course of the game and fall in love with. There are also over 30 endings that a player can get depending on the choices they make.
Idea Factory International has also revealed that the sleeve of the physical copy of Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms will be reversible, containing the original Japanese artwork. Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms has also received an M rating from ESRB and a 16 rating from pegi.
You can check out the new screenshots of Hijakata below along with the cover: