Idea Factory International has confirmed a release date for Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei on Nintendo Switch.
This Otome visual novel game is set fifteen years after the Heiji Rebellion, when the Heike clan has reached the height of its power and the Genji clan remains devastated by its defeat.
Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name, hides deep within the mountains of Kurama. However, Shanao harbours a secret that few know. The youngest heir to the Genji name is no man.
Constantly torn between her duty to live up to the Genji family name and her desire to live a peaceful life, she sets off to take down the Heike stronghold and finally restore peace to the country. That adventure will see her discover new cherished relationships as well as something deeper than the feud between the rival clans.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- The Object of My Affection – Five potential routes will reveal different elements of Shanao’s story and relationships. Once you’ve decided on your route, maintain your Affection Level to get up close and personal with someone…
- Testing My Abilities – Shanao possesses 3 Character Abilities: Strength, Knowledge, and Kindness. As you progress, Shanao will have to make pin-point decisions that will directly affect her abilities. The key is to find an equal balance for all 3 abilities. Too high or low of any ability can trigger a bad outcome!
- Catch My Love – The Love Catch system allows players to gauge how their choices affect a character’s Affection Level and Shanao’s three Character Abilities of Strength, Knowledge, and Kindness in real-time. Keep a close tab on Affection and Character Ability levels to reach a true ending!
- Take Another Stab – After completing a chapter, players can revisit it and manipulate the Affection Levels and Character Abilities. If you feel Shanao is headed down the wrong path, replay the chapter and get back on track!
Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in North America on 28th June and in Europe on 1st July 2022.