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Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi is getting a North American release

Aksys Games is bringing adventure game Hakuoki Stories of the Shinsengumi (known in Japan as Hakuoki: Junsouroku) to North America on PlayStation 3. It's developed by The Idea Factory, and tells the story of Chizuru, a young woman who winds up fighting alongside the Shinsengumi in a factional war for control of Japan.

Here's a few features you can expect from the game, as described by Aksys.

- More Than Just One Story - This choose-your-own-adventure-style 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!

There's no release date for this just yet. We should find out more soon.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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