Idea Factory announces western release for Dark Rose Valkyrie, Mary Skelter: Nightmares, & Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Idea Factory held its annual press event last night in San Francisco, and revealed several new announcements for the publisher's 2017 line-up.

Three English localizations were revealed: Dark Rose Valkyrie (Black Rose Valkyrie in Japan), Mary Skelter: Nightmares (Kangokutou Mary-Skelter), and Hakouki: Kyoto Winds (Hakuouki: Shinkai - Kaze no Shou).

In addition, Idea Factory will be porting Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force to PC via Steam. This is an enhanced version of Fairy Fencer F, featuring a revamped battle system, new story paths, and new playable characters. You can find our review of the PS4 version here.

Find all the details and media below:

Dark Rose Valkyrie


1929 was the year of the Chimera Virus outbreak. Defend the world from Chimeras as Asahi, the new leader of Japan’s covert military agency (ACID) in Dark Rose Valkyrie . Featuring the talents of Tales of scenario writer Takumi Miyajimaand and Tales of character designer Kosuke Fujishima, this action RPG for the PlayStation®4 system features real-time combat as well as an overdrive mode to gain the edge in battle. As the story develops, you must seek out the traitor through a visual novel interview system in your unit before it’s too late.

Take the fight into Overdrive: Characters can transform into their stronger split personalities mid-battle, but be strategic - too many transformations will lead to Fatigue

Customize Combos: Customize attacks for each character, and do more damage with Riot Combos

A Traitor Amongst You: Depending on your choices, one team member will betray you. Find the traitor in visual-novel style interrogation sequences, and change the game’s ending.

Languages: Enjoy English in-game text as well as English and original Japanese in-game voices.

Dark Rose Valkyrie Screenshots and Artwork

Mary Skelter: Nightmares


Escape from the living prison JAIL in Mary Skelter: Nightmares for the PlayStation®Vita system. The Nightmare monster actively stalks the player as you run through the dungeon, so you must use the dungeons’ gimmicks to impede its movements. This dungeon RPG features a turn-based battle system that includes class change, a strategic blood-licking transform system, and a blood-rubbing system to power up your party. As you solve the dungeons’ mysteries and satisfy the prison’s desires, you just might make it out alive.

Walking Nightmares: The dungeon-crawling RPG genre gets a twist when special enemies can chase you through the dungeons. Lay traps to make your escape, or try to face them down.

Blood-drenched Transformations: Characters can transform with stronger stats and extra skills, but if they fight too much they may enter Blood Skelter Mode, where they go completely berserk.

Everyone’s got a Job: Strategize your dungeon battles by assigning different classes to your characters, unlocking new skills, stats, and character portraits.

Languages: Enjoy English in-game text and Japanese and English in-game voices

Mary Skelter: Nightmares Screenshots and Artwork

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds


Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds for the PlayStation®Vita system is a visual novel in which you can romance the famous samurai of the Shinsengumi. This remastered telling of the beloved Hakuoki series that was first developed and released in 2008 focuses on the story set in Kyoto. Never-before-seen episodes and character routes have been added to the original version of the game, introducing more romanceable targets, new characters, and plenty of new paths to seek for yourself. Take a glimpse into the world of Hakuoki, as it was originally intended.

12 Handsome Bachelors: Fall in love as these 12 bachelors battle for your heart in this historical fantasy romance.

Over 80 Hours of Romance: With over 30 different endings, immerse yourself in the world of Hakuoki through its compelling tale of romance, friendship, and betrayal.

Beauty at Your Fingertips: Fluid animation and vibrant art breathes life into this climatic era in Japan’s history. Then, view all of the art in a gorgeous photo gallery.

Languages: Enjoy English in-game text and original Japanese in-game voices.

Hakuoki: Kyote Winds Screenshots

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (PC)


Fairies, Fencers, and the fantastic rebirth of an unforgettable RPG await you! Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force travels to the PC with improved graphics and will release for Steam in North America, Europe, and Japan Early 2017 in glorious 1080p! Complete with Japanese and English voices, Japanese and English subtitles, and a Steam-exclusive Deluxe Pack, this is our first worldwide Steam release!