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Voltage Inc’s Bakumatsu Ishin Amakakeru Koi (BakuTen) is scheduled to be released this Winter 2021!

L ~ R: Prince Sanjo Sanetomi, MC, Sakamoto Ryoma, Takasugi Shinsaku, and Okubo Toshimichi;
all of them played a part in the Restoration

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)

Choshu faction:
Takasugi Shinsaku
Katsura Kogoro

Satsuma faction:
Saigo Takamori
Okubo Toshimichi

Tosa faction:
Itagaki Taisuke

Naval Training Center:
Sakamoto Ryoma

On the other hand, these are the characters who are part of the Tokugawa Shogunate (徳川幕府):

Hijikata Toshizo
Okita Souji

Katsu Kaishu
Tokugawa Yoshinobu

Lastly, the characters from the Imperial Court (朝廷):
Prince Sanjo Sanetomi
Iwakura Tomomi

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!


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