Otome gamers are living the dream in 2022! With literally more games than we can play, we are getting fed–and I am here for it! Idea Factory International came out of the gate strong with Cupid Parasite last year, and the announcement of Switch ports for Amnesia Memories and Later x Crowds caught everyone by surprise. But, before that, the lovely folks at IFI are hitting us with the historical fantasy otome game, Birushana Rising Flower of Genpei!
Wanna know more about Birushana? I got you covered!
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 heir to the Genji name is no man.
Torn between her duty to live up to the Genji family name and her desire to live a peaceful life, Shanao sets off in hopes to take down the Heike stronghold and finally bring peace in the country. Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans.Official Synopsis
I just finished the game and y’all it is a wild ride! And trust me when I say there will be plenty of surprises baked into Birushana, and if you enjoyed Hakuoki and Nightshade you’re gonna love this action packed adventure! And don’t get me started on the LIs, there are two that already have my heart in a vice grip~
I’ll be playing the game over on my Twitch channel on Jun. 21st, so if you want my live thoughts on the game, you don’t wanna miss out! But, the awesome folks at Idea Factory International were kind enough to slide me an early Birushana Rising Flower of Genpei Limited Edition set for an unboxing!!
The Limited Edition includes:
- Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei Game (Switch)
- Collector’s Box
- Steel Game Case
- Official Hardcover Art Book
- Ballad of the Rising Flower (2-Disc Set)
- 2 Audio Dramas (with link to digital translation)
- Official Soundtrack
- 5 Card Double-Sided Bromide Set
- Reversible Cover Sleeve
- Exclusive Trading Card
The highlight for me is the official hardcover artbook (I’m a sucker for a good artbook) which not only comes with exclusive character art, but also short stories that take place after the events of the character Happy ends! If you wanna get your hands on this awesome LE and all the goodies inside, you can still pre-order it directly from the Idea Factory International store for $89.99 USD!
Birushana Rising Flower of Genpei LE Unboxing
Big thanks to my lil bro for helping me edit my live Twitch unboxing for YouTube! He is a rockstar! And as always a huge thank you to the wonderful Idea Factory International Team for bringing us wonderful otome games and for sending over the Limited Edition set! Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and their Official site to keep updated on their latest release and events.