Playing video games without also experiencing a wide range of other arts leaves you a stunted and terrible person, so They say, but thankfully some novels are playable on your game devices and have pictures and everything. Publisher Aksys yesterday announced it's bringing visual novel Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi westward to Nintendo 3DS, to make you more whole by teaching a little something about love between a woman and a man.
Memories of the Shinsengumi is a 3DS version of the PSP game Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, jazzed up with features using the 3DS hardware and more story bits.
It's playable in 3D, naturally, but surely the most exciting feature is the ability to take photos of yourself with characters in a 'purikura' photo booth-style thing. If only you could touch them.
Idea Factory's Hakuoki visual novel series has been jolly popular, spawning spin-offs, manga, and anime. It's a historical fantasy sort of thing, set towards the tumultuous end of Japan's Edo period but with demons kicking too. I suppose I should mention that you play a lady and get to romance boys, but that's inconsequential really isn't it?