Idea Factory International announced that the Idea Factory-developed otome visual novel, Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei, will launch on Nintendo Switch on June 28 in North America and July 1 in Europe. The game will receive both a physical and digital release in both regions.
One interesting feature in the game is the option to change the name of the main character, but the last name of Minamoto changed. Further, the childhood name “Shanao” can be changed in some cases. If the player selects the default name, the name of the main character will be fully voice-acted by the other characters.
In-game features include a “Love Catch” system where players can see how their choices impact the story. After a choice is made, five flowers, each corresponding to one of the lead male characters, will appear on the screen. Open flowers indicate the player’s choice has deepened their relationship with that character. The color on the edge of the frame indicates which character’s ability has increased as a result of the player’s decision.
Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei takes place fifteen years after the Heiji Rebellion, the Heike clan has reached the height of its power, while the Genji clan remains devastated by defeat. Hidden deep within the mountains of Kurama lives Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name. However, Shanao harbors a deep secret known by very few.
The youngest, Genji, is not a man. She is then torn between her duty to Genji family name and her desire for a peaceful life. Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans.
During gameplay, players will encounter five male romance options, Yoritomo, Benkei, Shungen, Tomomori, and Noritsune.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the development and release of Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei in the west.
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