Update 29 Feb 2013: English version by Aksys Games now available!
Hakuouki gets the Sengoku BASARA and Dynasty Warriors game treatment.
Title: Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi (US version)
Price: US$ 34.90T
Available: 22 Feb 2013
Company: (Localised by) Aksys Game
More info: http://hakuoki.com/warriors/
Includes a 16-page full-color character guide featuring art of each of the playable characters in the game.
Title: Hakuouki Bakumatsu Musouroku Playstation Portable 薄桜鬼 幕末無双録
Price: 7,800 Yen (Limited Edition), 5,800 Yen (Regular Edition)
Date Available: 23 February 2012
Platform: Playstation Portable (PSP)
Official Site: http://www.otomate.jp/hakuoki_musouroku/
Limited edition package comes with soundtrack cd, postcard and a replica sword.
I love these type of action games… I’m a fan of Dynasty Warriors (真・三國無双/Shin Sangokumusou) although I’m bad at it lol~ There’s something extremely stress-busting and cathartic about using a hot male character to off hordes of 3D soldiers with one clean sweep set to a pumping soundtrack.
It’s awesome that they decided to do something like this for an otome series like Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan :D This is probably a first for game with a predominantly female target audience. I hope they give the characters some fancy moves and skills that we’ve come to expect of these musou games. I wonder if there’s a route for each character that you have to complete to unlock other characters, similar to the ones in PS2/3 games? That said, I do hope the seiyuus also voice the storylines when they’re not fighting.
Besides the main characters and seiyuus we are familiar with in the original series, the game makers roped in popular seiyuus to voice two new characters. KENN will voice Katsura Kogorou 桂 小五郎 and Okiayu Ryotarou 置鮎 龍太郎 to voice Saigou Takamori 西郷 隆盛.
三木眞一郎 Miki Shinichirou as Hijikata Toshizou
森久保祥太郎 Morikubo Shoutaro as Okita Souji 沖田総司
鳥海浩輔 Toriumi Kousuke as Saitou Hajime 斎藤一
吉野裕行 Yoshino Hiroyuki as Toudou Heisuke 藤堂平助
遊佐浩二 Yusa Kouji as Harada Sanosuke 原田左之助
KENN as Katsura Kogorou 桂 小五郎
置鮎 龍太郎 Okiayu Ryotarou as Saigou Takamori 西郷 隆盛
Since this game is on PSP, it is yet another reason besides upcoming Kannou Mukashibanashi PSP that makes me want to get the game console.
Game promotional videos
Some screens of the game.