Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Blooms this March

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Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

NIS America has announced that their upcoming Otome visual novel Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms will be releasing North America and Europe in early March.

A direct sequel to Hakuoki: Kyoto WindsEdo Blossoms picks up right where the last game left off. Having experienced a brutal defeat in the Battle of Tobo-Fushimi, Chizuru finds herself retreating alongside the Shinsengumi — with whom she has forged unforgettable bonds over the past several years — back to Edo.

Although the return to Edo could have very well been an exciting one, Chizuru and her companions instead find a bittersweet homecoming awaiting them. Edo was no longer the city it once was, having undergone a great amount of change due to the ordeals it faced. With their very survival at stake, and few allies by their side, the Shinsengumi find themselves once again getting ready to protect what they hold dear — and are willing to fight for it with everything that they have. For a further look into the game, check out the list of key features below:

  • 12 Charming Bachelors – Start by choosing from one of 12 handsome bachelors and fall in love with Japanese history’s most famous warriors.
  • Multiple Endings, One True Love – Explore the gorgeous world of Hakuoki through narrative choices that unlock branching storylines and up to 30 different endings.
  • Beautiful History Comes Alive – The dramatic romance, friendship, and betrayal unfolds on your screen through fluid animation, vibrant art, and detailed CGs.


The story of the Shinsengumi will finally reach its conclusion when Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms releases March 13 in North America, and March 16 in Europe, on the PlayStation Vita. Are you looking forward to the Hakuoki conclusion? Who was your favorite bachelor in Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds? Let us know in the comments below! And, if you’re interested in seeing what the first game was like (because the second one will probably be pretty similar), check out our Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds review right here!

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