'Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi' is an Idea Factory developed visual novel being published in North America by Aksys Games.
Aksys Games has announced plans to bring Idea Factory's Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi visual novel to North American Playstation 3's.
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi (released in Japan as Hakuoki Junsouroku) tells the tale of Chizuru, a young woman who finds herself fighting alongside the infamous Shinsengumi as competing factions war for control of Japan. Through it all, however, one question stands above all else: Can Chizuru find love?
Like the recently-reviewed Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi, 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", which includes several additional events that Aksys states adds roughly 20 hours of content. Furthermore, 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.
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi has not yet been rated by the ESRB.