TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gloczus, Inc. announced today the complete release of the critically acclaimed interactive novel “Hakuoki”, which the company has been distributing since December 22, 2014. To date, only the Prologue, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 have been released. In commemoration of Hakuoki’s complete English language release, Gloczus offers a limited “Premium Edition” bundle including exclusive bonus stories and access to all scenarios from the start.
The details of Hakuoki release are as follows.
[ Standard Edition ]
The player will be able to enjoy the Prologue for free after downloading the app. Additional stories can be purchased in game, one-by-one as the player progresses. Once the player completes all available stories, he will receive a bonus story created exclusively for this app release.
Chapters in the Standard Edition:
Everyone: Chapter 1 / Everyone: Chapter 2 / Everyone: Chapter 3
Toshizo Hijikata: Chapter 4 / Toshizo Hijikata: Chapter 5
Souji Okita: Chapter 4 / Souji Okita: Chapter 5
Hajime Saito: Chapter 4 / Hajime Saito: Chapter 5
Heisuke Toudou: Chapter 4 / Heisuke Toudou: Chapter 5
Sanosuke Harada: Chapter 4 / Sanosuke Harada: Chapter 5
Chikage Kazama: Chapter 4
[ Premium Edition ]
All playable stories are unlocked from the beginning, packaged at a reduced price. The “Premium Edition” includes a limited edition story created especially for this app, which the player can also select from the very beginning.
< Bonus Story >
January of the Third Year of Keio. The main character is asked to do something by Kondo. Kondo wants him to participate in his tea ceremony as the chair. With all members of the Shinsengumi present, at this tea ceremony something unexpected happens…
This scenario is an original Hakuoki story written exclusively for this app. It features newly recorded Japanese voiceovers with the original voice cast, as well as 6 new, exclusive CG events.
*With the standard version, the player advances by purchasing new
scenarios as they go.
*With the Premium Edition, all stories are unlocked from the beginning.
*Gloczus recommends playing the bonus story after completing all of the original stories.
< Limited Time Sale >
Hakuoki - All Chapters
Get the Premium Edition at a Reduced Price!
Price: JPY2,800 (USD27.99) > JPY2,000 (USD19.99) (30% OFF)
Period of time:
- Android Version - February 16 to February 23, 2015
- iOS Version - February 23 to February 28, 2015 (planned)
*Sale start and stop times vary by market.
*Sale will end at 18:00 on the closing date indicated.
[ Reference URL’s ]
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Standard Edition: JPY400 (USD3.99)/chapter
*Free to download! Play the prologue at no charge!
*Prices in dollars may vary slightly according to the rates
Premium Edition: JPY2,800 (USD27.99)
*An affordable set including all scenarios!
*Prices in dollars may vary slightly according to the rates.
- iOS5.1.1 and up
- Android OS 2.3 and up
*Some features differ between Android and iOS versions
*May not function on all devices
Copyright: ©2014 IDEA FACTORY/DESIGN FACTORY. All rights reserved. Licensed to and published by Gloczus, Inc.
About Gloczus, Inc.
Gloczus, Inc., established in 2012 in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to providing a business platform service focusing on the localization and distribution of Japanese digital content to global markets. The wide range of products distributed range from RPG games to ringtones and wallpapers, distributed through Google Play and iTunes as well as local platforms in countries worldwide.
All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.
Having sold over 1,000,000 units in Japan, the legendary interactive story game Hakuoki remains a huge hit with Japanese girls, and has been adapted for stage and screen as well. Hakuoki tells the stories of young men from Japan’s Bakumatsu Period. They fight for the ideals and beliefs they hold in their hearts, exposing the both tragic and beautiful secrets obscured by the politics of their time. Hakuoki will soon celebrate its complete availability in English, released as a smart phone app.
Cheaper than the PSP version! More content too!
Following Hakuoki’s 2008 release on PS2, in 2009 Hakuoki Portable (JPY5,184) was released as a port for the PSP. Now, this PSP version is being released for iOS and Android as well. Beautiful illustrations, warriors with a lot of personality – all the qualities players have come to love have been condensed into one super-value. This version is perfect for players new to Hakuoki, as well as fans who already know the game well. It includes the special story “A Sweet Opinion” so it’s full of new discoveries and emotions.
Shinsengumi stories that get more interesting the more you learn about them!
The warriors of the Shinsengumi that appear in this story are all people who actually appeared in Japanese history (besides the main character Chizuru). The Shinsengumi story is very popular with Japanese girls, and has been adapted to a broad mix of media including novels, manga, movies, and plays. If the scenario sticks to the historical truth, their story has a sad ending. However, this game includes story arcs that don’t only end in tears. Hakuoki evolves based on the choices its players make, so no one can say how it will end.
I mean... Warriors are just so hot!
Hijikata, Okita, Saito and Toudou are under the constant threat of attack by the surrounding wolves of Mibu. But when they drop their guard with Chizuru and their friends... oh my gosh! Even though they have to fight every day for their values and beliefs, their hearts are just so sweet and gentle! Don't miss out as the boys show their true colors, which only the player Chizuru can see!
Just like the PSP version, this game is fully voiced, featuring the same cast you've come to know and love, including Shin-ichiro Miki (Toshizo Hijikata) and Showtaro Morikubo (Souji Okita). Players have plenty of opportunities to indulge themselves with the boys and their beautiful voices, with movies regularly paired with special events!
What path will you take in love?
If you raise a character’s affection rate to a certain value, you might have a happy ending! It’s a path that history could not allow, but you know what? If a player wants a happy ending, they can have one. Who do you want to fall in love with?