Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I'm always up for some more Hakuoki

As if sensing that I don't have enough 3DS games on my lengthy "play sometime during 2013" list, the folks at Aksys Games announced yesterday that they're busy prepping Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi for a North American release.

Unfortunately, they've yet to say when this 3DS otome game (aka visual novel primarily aimed at a femal audience) will hit our shores. They've also yet to say if it'll receive a retail release, a digital one or both.

Should it wind up earning a boxed release, I'll likely buy a copy on or around its street date, as I really enjoyed Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom on my PSP.

Speaking of which, it seems Memories of the Shinsengumi will be an enhanced port of that 2012 title--with the 3DS iteration including 3D functionality, an image and movie gallery, some sort of "photo booth" and six additional stories.

For more information on this pending 3DS release, check out this piece of PR and the game's official website.

See also: 'A somewhat gay review of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (PSP)' and 'My five favorite non-3DS games of 2012'


apricotsushi said...

I'm up for it, but I'm a little disappointed it's not 100% new content. Not exactly sure what the "six additional stories" are, either... Also, didn't I see you ask Aksys on Twitter whether they'd be doing a physical release, and they confirmed that they would be? said...

Yes, I would've much preferred a fully new game myself, Anne. Still, I got the PSP version for free, so I'll give them some actual support this time around by buying the physical 3DS release, should it happen.

As for me asking Aksys on twitter about whether it'll be a digital or physical release: yep, I did! They replied that they're aiming for both.

I didn't mention that here because ... well, I'm not sure why. I guess I thought I'd wait until they said, for sure, whether or not they'll be releasing it physically.

Maybe I'll go back and edit this to at least suggest it's a possibility, though...