Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jan 082024

Back when I tracked down physical Vita copies of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds and Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms, I wondered what the chances were that they’d come out on the Switch before I played them.

Turns out the chances were quite good!

Today, Eastasiasoft announced that they’ve partnered with Idea Factory to bring the Switch version that includes both Kyoto Winds and Edo Blossoms to the west as Hakuoki: Chronicles of Wind and Blossom.

Despite having those Vita copies already, I’d actually been hoping this would happen, because Kyoto Winds and Edo Blossoms are two halves of one game. Not just in a Great Ace Attorney / Trails in the Sky sense, either, but rather that Kyoto Winds contains the start of all the character routes and Edo Blossoms finishes them. The recommended way to play is to switch between the two games to play each character route all the way through before moving on to the next. Having them together in a single release sounds much more convenient.

Not only that, but Eastasiasoft also said this new release will have a revised localization based on feedback from fans. I’ve seen criticisms of the Kyoto Winds / Edo Blossoms translation, so that should be good.

Hakuoki: Chronicles of Wind and Blossom will be out in 2024. Physical editions will be available through Play-Asia, including a Limited Edition that includes the game, a manual, a soundtrack CD, an art book, a sticker sheet and a numbered certificate, as well as a collector’s box. Preorders for both the standard and limited editions will open this Thursday.

This is a great way to start 2024! And if Eastasiasoft is getting in on otome localizations, things could be better than ever for otome fans.

Are you planning to pick up Hakuoki: Chronicles of Wind and Blossom?

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  2 Responses to “Hakuoki: Chronicles of Wind and Blossom Localization Confirmed”

  1. That sounds like quite the convoluted play route, to start the route in one game, finish it in the next, then rinse and repeat. Lots of changing cartridges back and forth!

    • Exactly! That’s why I’m happy we’re getting the version that includes both games. Depending on how it’s set up, it could still be a little odd, but better than switching between two games!

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