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Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is an improved and expanded version of a visual novel game initially released on PSP and PlayStation 3. It was developed by Idea Factory.

Adventure | fantasy | 2D | visual novel | Samurai | dating Simulator | 19th century

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Release Date

16May2017

PSV

24Aug2017

PC

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Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is a classic romantic visual novel set in 19th century Japan. The Japanese studio Idea Factory, specializing in adventures game and jRPGs, is responsible for creating the title. The Hakuoki series was born in 2008 on PSP. The first installment has seen several spin-offs, an anime adaptation, as well as a remake on PlayStation 3. Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is another refreshed and expanded version of the original title, containing most of the bonus scenarios published so far, as well as completely new story paths.

Story

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is a visual novel from the otome subgenre, which is gaining more and more fans in the West. In this type of game, the main character - usually a young woman - as a result of an unexpected combination of circumstances is surrounded by handsome men, characterized by expressive, but rather stereotypical personalities. By making decisions at key moments of the story, the protagonist finds happines in the arms of her beloved.

The main character of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is Chizuru Yukimura, a young girl who went to Kyoto in search of her father, a respected scientist and doctor specializing in Western medicine. The adventure takes place at the beginning of the second half of the 19th century, which for Japan was a period of rapid change, manifested, among other things, by the fall of the shogunate, which controlled the country for several hundred years. Lost in a foreign city, Chizuru is taken care of by the captains of Shinsengumi, a special police force of the Shogun, whose task was to take care of the opposition and revolutionaries. It is worth mentioning that the characters in the game bear the names of real historical figures.

Chizuru learns that her father was working on a mysterious potion, bestowing the person who drinks it with supernormal abilities. Unfortunately, the mixture also had some unexpected side effects on some patients, turning them into dangerous beasts that began to terrorize Kyoto. During her adventure, the protagonist must skillfully unravel the criminal / political . fantastic intrigue and find her father, at the same time getting to know better the captains who take care of her.

Mechanics

The game takes place in a way that is characteristic of the visual novel genre. Dialog text is displayed on the screen, illustrated with two-dimensional, sparingly animated portraits of characters and backgrounds. From time to time we are asked to make a decision that affects not only the course of current events but also leads to one of the several endings. The players can also view the unlocked graphics in the gallery, as well as browse the dialogue back log.

Technical aspects

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds visuals does not differ from the original. The only novelty are the illustrations related to the additional story paths. All dialogues in the game were recorded by professional Japanese voice actors.

Last updated on 19 June 2017

Game mode: single player  

PEGI rating Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-3427U 1
  • 8 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better
  • 27 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-2540M 2
  • 6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better
  • 27 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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