Idea Factory International is giving PlayStation Vita gamers a new look at the upcoming visual novel, Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms, through a collection of new screenshots.
The images showcase a pair of characters in the charming Sanosuke Harada and the chivalrous Hachiro Iba.
Harada is a well-trained spearman who once committed seppuku to win a drunken bet and lived to tell the tale. He has a way with words that some might find charming and irresistible. Unlike the other bachelors in Edo Blossoms, Harada focuses on the necessities of everyday life.
Hachiro Iba's wealth stems from his father, who owned one of the most prestigious dojos in Edo specializing in the Shingyoto-Ryu style. Because of his upbringing, he is a chivalrous, highly cultured man who is proud of his family history. In the previous game, Kyoto Winds, it is discovered that Iba, who was once a well-respected member in society, is now a marginalized, demon-handed Fury. Due to his inability to participate in battle, he feels that his pride and honor have been besmirched.
A romantic visual novel, Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms will be available on PlayStationVita in both digital and a physical formats on Mar. 13. The game is rated "M for Mature" by the ESRB.