If you haven’t heard of Hakuoki, it is a very popular game in Japan selling over 500,000 copies over all platforms. It takes place in Japan and features a young woman called Chizuru coming to Kyoto to look for her missing father. Then she soon encounters danger in the form of the Shinsengumi who are also looking for her father.
If that description isn’t too confusing, check out the full description below to try to get your head around what to expect from the game. Also check out the included screenshots to see if the game looks like something you would want to play. It seems like a very interesting Japanese game. Unfortunately as with most gamers, I have never owned and will never own a PSP so I will miss out on this one.
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 street 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.In Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, 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 happenings. Can Chizuru navigate this maze of mortal danger and political intrigue? Amidst so much mystery and death, can she find romance?