In this Otome visual novel, fifteen years after the Heiji Rebellion the Heike clan has reached the height of its power while the Genji clan remains devastated from its defeat. Deep within the mountains of Kurama hides Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name who holds a deep secret that few know. The youngest heir to the Genji name is not a man.
Torn between living up to her family name and her wish to live a peaceful life, Shanao sets out to take down the Heike stronghold and finally restore peace to the country. That adventure will lead her to spark new relationships and discover something deeper than the feud between the rivalling clans.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- The Object of My Affection: Shanao will encounter five potential routes, each with an Affection Level – a meter that shows how much you have progressed with the character based on the choices made. Once you’ve decided on your route, maintain your Affection Level to get up close and personal with someone…
- Testing My Abilities: There are three Character Abilities Shanao possesses: Strength, Knowledge, and Kindness. As you progress, you are given choices that will affect her Character Abilities. Try to find an equal balance for all three abilities. Too high or low of any ability can trigger a bad outcome!
- Apple of My Ai: The Ai-Catch system allow players to gauge how their choices affect a character’s Affection Level and Shanao’s Character Abilities in real time! A seedling will indicate a poor Affection Level, while a blooming flower shows a promising Affection Level. The outer frame of the screen will also change into three colors: Red, Blue, and Green. Respectively, each color is associated with Shanao’s Character Ability: Strength, Knowledge, and Kindness. Keeping a close tab on your decision can help Shanao reach her true ending!
- Take Another Stab: After completing a chapter, players can revisit it and manipulate the Affection Levels and Character Abilities – the two main measures that determines the progress of a route. 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 worldwide in Summer 2022.