It’s been two years since Voltage Inc came up with another otome game that’s a dress-up type, so I’m hoping that this also gets localized…!
Voltage Inc is no stranger to a Bakumatsu Period game; after all, they released Era of Samurai: Code of Love (Shinsengumi ga Aishita Onna) over at Love 365/100-Koi, and it was a pretty good game. It was only a matter of time until they released an avatar/dress-up type that will be played [yet again] by the rekijo [like me].
The premise of Bakumatsu Ishin Amakakeru Koi (幕末維新 天翔ける恋) is that after the Black Ships arrived, the crackdown for anything foreign-related by the extremists have gotten worse, even within the Capital. One day, the main character, who happens to have a fascination for foreign culture, gets in trouble when she drops a photo related to foreign culture.
After getting accused by an extremist ronin of being a traitor to her country for mere possession of a photo, she nearly gets struck down until he appeared to save her.
According to Voltage’s press release, there will be 12 eligible samurai bachelors that you can romance; knowing them, there’s always some room for “expansion” (｡ゝω・｡)ゞ
The official website for BakuTen is already open, and the following characters [assuming that this is the final list] you can pursue are the following:
These are the factions under the Shishi (志士)
Naval Training Center:
On the other hand, these are the characters who are part of the Tokugawa Shogunate (徳川幕府):
Lastly, the characters from the Imperial Court (朝廷):
Prince Sanjo Sanetomi
The official Twitter account for BakuTen is now up and running, so feel free to give it a follow.
Most likely I’ll be playing this game until it bores me, so if there’s any updates, I’ll definitely post it!