"Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi" Hits PlayStation 3 on May 6

Both standard and limited edition versions on the way

Publisher Aksys Games confirmed the the official North American release date for Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi, which was announced back in October. The PlayStation 3 entry in the otome game (titles aimed at women) series is available for pre-order and set to arrive on May 6. 


In addition to the standard version, Hakuoki will be available in a $59.99 limited edition that packs the game with a traditional Japanese "Omamori" love charm, a Hakuoki hair comb, hair pin, and premium box. 



Here's more on the release's features:


More Than Just One Story - This choose-your-own-path game offers players a chance to choose one of six possible love interests.  Playing through the main game unlocks the “Stories of the Shinsengumi”: Several additional events that add roughly 20 hours of content. 


A Modern-Day Tale - Playing through “Stories of the Shinsengumi” can also unlock more content, including a series of short stories written specifically for this game about the Hakuoki cast in a modern-day Japanese high school!


Media Gallery - Get up close and personal with your favorite scenes from main game and the “Stories of the Shinsengumi” added content!


Available DLC - Download Hakuoki’s massive art gallery archives and view your favorite characters in a variety of outfits.  If you’re desperate for more adventures, there will be DLC side stories to scratch that itch as well!


Engage the Characters - Watch your favorite characters come to life as they converse with you with expressions!



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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