Hakuōki Shinkai PS4 Game Listed With July Release
The game is a port of Idea Factory‘s Hakuōki Shinka PlayStation Vita games. The games are made up of Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō and its sequel Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō. While the game’s original announcement did not state if the PS4 version would include both games, Media World’s description for the game notes that it will “connect” both games as one (The “Fūkaden” in the game’s title contains the characters for both “kaze” and “hana”).
Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō shipped in Japan in September 2015. Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō shipped in June 2016. Both games remake the original Hakuōki Shinsengumi Kitan 2008 PlayStation 2 game, but each game tackles different parts of the story.
Idea Factory International will release Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō in English under the title Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds on the PS Vita on May 16 in North America and May 19 in Europe.
The original PS2 game has been ported into the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS platforms. Aksys Games localized and released Hakuōki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for the PSP in February 2012, Hakuōki: Memories of the Shinsengumi for the Nintendo 3DS in September 2013, and Hakuōki: Stories of the Shinsengumi for the PS3 in May 2014.
The story of the game and its anime adaptation centers around the historical Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto during the 19th century.