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|Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Izayoiki|
|Release Date:||: September 22, 2005 (PS2)|
March 19, 2009
|Game Modes:||Single Player|
|Platform(s):||PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable|
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Izayoiki (遙かなる時空の中で3 十六夜記, Izayoiki roughly translated as "Full Moon Chronicle") is the expansion of the third Haruka title. Its literal namesake is the specific moonage —mathematical equation of the moon phases— for Yoshitsune and Benkei's duel at Gojo Bridge within the Japanese lunar calendar (moonage 16).
Ruby Party wanted to answer the call for more Haruka 3 coverage by taking the Xtreme Legends route: it is a revision of the original game with various extras. Their main goal was to appease Haruka 3 fans by offering different visuals and perspectives of the main characters.
The Treasure Box edition includes an illustration book of the main cast and eight post cards.
The general gameplay remains the same with the following alterations.
A new main story route can be unlocked. If the player wishes to view it, first fulfill the conditions to recruit Hinoe by chapter 2 (same as vanilla game). Use the dragon scale at the exclamation point in Rokuhara during the same chapter, prevent the default route in chapter 3, and choose to attack Fukuhara near the end of the third chapter (1st or 2nd text options). Completing these steps successfully leads to a different version of chapter 4. As long as the player doesn't change history, their party will proceed into the Hiraizumi story route.
When the main party is staying at the capital, Kamakura, Kumano, or Hiraizumi, the player can access their base of operations to experience a new series of side events showing the main cast at their leisure. If their bonds are high with the priestess, a special Izayoiki ending can be unlocked for the Eight Guardians. Answering favorably during these side stories may fill in one of their missing three "Honeymoon" (蜜月) icons. The protagonist can ask Saku and Hakuryu for hints to obtain these events for each character. It is impossible to see a character's Romance ending and Izayoiki ending simultaneously, so careful planning is encouraged for each character.
Save data from the original game allows players the option to continue using their previously earned character skills, magic, and parameters.
If the player has performed Mixjoy, movies and illustrations earned within the game can be viewed in the Bonus menu. Ordinarily, a lone Izayoiki game disc only allows the players to experience Masaomi and Kurou's original romance routes. Mixjoy permits every possible ending to be experienced with Izayoiki. A complete Haruka 3 save and Mixjoy unlocks Tomomori's new romance ending. Character icons within the save data shows the player's completion for each character route. A circular boarder means it's the Izayoiki only ending; a violet boarder means their normal romance route has been completed.
Mixjoy unlocks new collaboration techniques for the main party. Key party members can unleash a powerful attack once they build high bonds with one another. After the protagonist views certain events, these characters can use the technique in battle by taking a cut of their Health gauge. Special dialogue is voiced for these team attacks.
Other changes include:
- New illustrations are assigned to previous character events found in the original title.
- Voices are added to a selection of previously unvoiced events.
- Animated movies have been redrawn considerably.
- Izayoiki portraits sometimes replace a character's original costume during older events.
- Characters may give different presents for the protagonist's inventory.
- Enemy AI has been slightly altered.
Complete save data for this game will unlock three special events in Unmei no Labyrinth.
Load from a previous save. Twenty-eight save slots are available. Continue from cleared save data to keep the mandatory conditions for unlocking different character endings. Characters also keep their earned parameters and abilities from cleared save data. If the player has performed Mixjoy and saved, they will be unable to access their save data unless they perform Mixjoy again.
Self-explanatory. A slightly modified version of the introduction sequence is present.
Gallery for earned illustrations, animated movies, character portraits, music, and epilogue events.
Adjustments for text and skipping speed. Volume adjustment options for music and sound effects. All voices can be muted. Players can additionally change the difficulty of battles to Easy, Normal, or Hard. If these options are changed before a new game, they will automatically be in effect.
Insert a disc copy of the vanilla game to obtain aforementioned options in Izayoiki.
Every character returns with varying plot importance. The Eight Guardians and Hakuryu receive new outfits and portraits. Tomomori gains a new attire and a possible romance route. Here are the new characters introduced to the series with this title.
- Hidehira Fujiwara
- Yasuhira Fujiwara
- Kugane - abandoned tan Japanese puppy picked up by Kurou during his childhood stay at Oshu. Kurou reluctantly left Kugane behind to reunite with the Genji forces. Yasuhira named and raised Kugane in his absence to be his loyal hound.
The PSP re-release (Aizouban) offers the following additions different from the first release.
- Twenty Bonus events and illustrations which occur after character endings. The Eight Guardians have two events for their normal and Izayoiki endings.
- Mobile Joy option has been added in the main menu.
Its Premium Box edition had an illustration book of the new images in the title and an original drama CD. The Neoromance 3 Titles Gamecity campaign added a school calendar and a chance to win various prizes. Complete save data from this version of the game can be used to unlock events in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Unmei no Labyrinth Aizouban.
- Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Premium Box Complete - Premium Box of the PS version repackaged with five other Haruka titles.
- Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Unmei no Labyrinth
- Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Yume no Ukihashi
Many books and CDs were published for the game. A limited edition Yasuhira CD used to be available for purchase. Free samples of the fan made four panel comics can be read online at Gamecity. Volumes 11 and 15 of the series's comic adaptation include short stories and character designer commentary dedicated to these characters.
Cospatio printed character cushion covers for the male cast in this game for Neoromance ♥ Live 2008 Summer. They were sold in specific sets: Seiryuu, Suzaku, Byakko, Genbu, Hakuryu, and the new Izayoiki romanceable characters; they are currently out of stock. A trading card CARDDASS MASTER set by Bandai used to be on sale.
Yumeta Company (TYO Animations) produced a TV special called Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Owarinaki Unmei, the continuation of Kurenai no Tsuki. This part is an original story roughly based on Masaomi's romance route with minor homages to other routes and cameos of the Izayoiki characters. The Limited Edition DVD includes multiple character endings or events which take place during the anime's narrative and a special movie. Its opening song is Kirameki no Tsuki and Yukyu no Gekko acts as the ending song. Voice actor interviews can still be seen at ITMedia.
- Unmei no Kodou yo
- Performed by Ikue Otani (Hakuryu child) and Ryotaro Okiayu (Hakuryu adult)
Ending credits melody.
- Official website
- Premium Box Complete listing
- Official Aizouban website
- Silver Intention online walkthrough