Publisher Idea Factory International has announced the release date for Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei. The historical otome visual novel developed by Red Entertainment and Otomate will be available for Nintendo Switch on June 28, 2022.
Birushana tells the story of young girl called Shanao, who’s the heir to the Genji family. However, as a representative of the clan, she hides the fact she’s a woman. In the midst of turbulent times, she’s forced to lead her people, which had its legitimate place usurped by the Heike clan.
However, as she hopes to one day have a peaceful life, she’s hesitant. Depending on her choices, she’ll pick one man to stand by her side while she tries to find the best possible future. Besides the affection gauge with the love interests, player choices will impact her personal abilities of Strength, Knowledge and Kindness. These choices will be important to unlock the game’s true ending and it’s possible to replay chapters to manipulate the parameters.
Birushana‘s love interests include Yoritomo Minamoto (voiced by Makoto Furukawa), Benkei Musashibo (voiced by Yuuichirou Umehara), Shungen (voiced by Soma Saito), Tomomori Taira (voiced by Jun Fukuwama) and Noritsume Taira (voiced by Kengo Kawanishi). The director is Ai Ito, who previously worked on Nightshade and Kenka Bancho Otome, and the character designer is Koji Haneda.
Check out the opening trailer with the song Kimiironi Saku Hana performed by Amatsuki:
A Limited Edition has also been announced for the game, and it’ll include a steel game case, an official hardcover artbook, two discs with audio dramas and OST, a bromide set with 5 cards double-sided, an exclusive trading card, and a collector’s box. The game will also have a reversible cover. Price is still unannounced but it’s possible to wishlist it in the Idea Factory International store page.
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