Last year, the Hakuōki otome game visual novel, about a young woman and her relationship with an especially handsome take on the Shinsengumi samurai militia, were spun off into a Dynasty Warriors style crowd brawler for the PSP, titled Hakuouki: Bakumatsu Musou Roku.
Fans who might know the series from its anime adaptation will be pleased to hear Aksys Games have announced that they’re bringing this game to North America as Hakuouki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi.
The game will let you play through two storylines: Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (“Shinsengumi Memorial”) and “Shinsengumi Chronicle” where you play an alternate universe as the Shinsengumi. A key mechanic is the ability to enter Fury Mode to become more powerful when the character's life is in danger. However, entering Fury too many times can “unlock a particularly bad ending”.