September 26, 2013 Torrance, CA - Aksys Games is pleased to announce that the next adventure in the highly acclaimed otome and visual novel series, Hakuoki, is now here! Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system offers something for every visual novel fan: from great story and extra content to even a fun photo booth function! Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi is available today in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS and will be hitting retail stores in both limited and standard edition form this week.
Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi Key Features
An Epic Tale of Love and Honor – Play as Chizuru, who finds herself embroiled in secrets and political intrigue as she searches for her missing father during her travels with the infamous Shinsengumi.
Six New Stories – Discover what happens in between major events, and gain a bit of insight into the minds of the characters! These side tales give new meaning to other events in the story, retelling scenes from the point of view of the male characters.
See The Men of Hakuoki in 3D – Utilizing the Nintendo 3DS system’s 3D functionality, play Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi in 3D! See those men up close and personal!
Photo / Movie Gallery– As you progress through the game, unlock a myriad of photos and movies from important moments in the story!
Photo Booth Fun! – Using the Nintendo 3DS system’s awesome camera function, take pictures with friends and go crazy decorating them! Inspired by Japanese “puri kura,” decorate your pictures with special Hakuoki themed frames or even characters from the game!
Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi has been rated Mature (M) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). For more information visit www.hakuoki.com/memories.
About the Hakuoki Series
Released in February 2012, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom drew praise from critics and fans alike as an original and beautifully-written visual novel. EGMnow.com hailed its story as something “you’ll want to experience until its end, filled with interesting characters, lovely artwork, and a great English translation.” Aksys Games has expanded on this series here in the US with the action-adventure spin-off, Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi, and now with the visual novel, Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi. Hakuoki ‘s success has spawned an anime that is currently being published in the U.S. by Sentai Filmworks.
About Idea Factory
Located in Tokyo and founded in 1994, Idea Factory has developed and published many well-received RPGS and innovative visual novel games. Some of their more popular titles include, the Record of Agarest War series, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom,Sweet Fuse and Blazing Souls. Idea Factory is part of the Idea Factory Group, which comprises Idea Factory, Compile Heart and Design Factory.
To learn more about them, see the information on the Idea Factory web site: http://www.ideaf.co.jp.
About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, and the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.aksysgames.com.