Aksys Games has announced Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi, a visual novel/dating sim, for the 3DS. The title is the latest in the Hakuoki series, which have previously been released on the PSP. The 3DS entry features the original Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom with six extra stories that flesh out the game's world and characters.

Here's a description of the story from Aksys Games:

At a time when shogunate and imperial forces clashed for supremacy over Japan, Chizuru travels to Kyoto in search of her missing father. She runs into the Shinsengumi, a band of samurai warriors sworn to protect the shogun. Chizuru soon learns that they, too, are looking for her father. What awaits them is more than just your typical missing person’s case, as they face off against imperial soldiers and the supernatural! But in the midst of all this madness, will sweet and innocent Chizuru find love?

Aksys has been instrumental in increasing visibility for the visual novel genre in the US, thanks to hits like 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and its sequel, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. A release date for Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi hasn't been announced just yet.

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[via aksysgames.com]