Japan’s Edo Period was drawing to a close.
The shogunate, who’d held power in the country for more than 200 years, found itself challenged by the imperial court, and by several domains who had chaffed under shogunal rule.
In this midst of this political unrest, an organization rose to prominence: The Shinsengumi. Originally formed to protect the streets of Kyoto from masterless samurai, they came to represent the last, tragic bastion of the honor-bound samurai culture that had defined much of Japan’s history.
A young woman by the name of Chizuru comes to Kyoto in search of her missing father, and soon encounters danger and the Shinsengumi in quick succession. When it becomes clear the Shinsengumi are also searching for her father, Chizuru is put under their protection.
But odd things are afoot in Kyoto—possibly even supernatural things. Can Chizuru navigate this maze of mortal danger and political intrigue? Amidst so much misery and death, can she find romance?
One of North America’s First Otome Games
Experience a historical fantasy adventure while pursuing a relationship with one of several male love interests in a game specifically created for a female audience—one of the first of its kind localized for North America.
Experience a New Kind of Adventure
Enjoy a visual novel filled with beautiful illustrations and changing character portraits. Examine character biographies, check your story progress, and replay scenes you’ve already watched.
Chose Your Own Fate with Multiple Endings
The story is told through the eyes of Chizuru Yukimura, but the player will be presented with a number of decisions she must make. The result of these choices will determine Chizuru’s ultimate fate, and the fate of the men of the Shinsengumi.
Introduction to the Hakuoki Franchise
Hakuoki is a series that enjoys major popularity in Japan among the gaming populace, selling over 500,000 copies across all platforms!
The Limited Edition comes with the following:
- The game.
- A Soundtrack CD with music from the game.
- A 72-page artbook with beautiful, full-color art.
The Standard Edition contains only the game.
Mature 17+: Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence