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Sakura Wars Coming to the West on April 28th 2020 for PS4, Launch Edition Revealed

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

SEGA has officially confirmed that “Shin Sakura Wars” will be launching westwards under the name Sakura Wars, for Playstation 4.

The game offers a unique blend of dating sim and action RPG gameplay, against the backdrop of a fictionalised Japan. As SEGA’s site for the game puts it:

The stage is set in a steampunk version of 1940s Imperial Tokyo. Only a short while ago, a cataclysmic event destroyed the Imperial Combat Revue of Tokyo, the capital’s global defense force stationed at the Imperial Theater. Now home to the Flower Division, an inept rookie squad who also strives to impart hope on the citizenry with their theatrical talents, the theater has fallen on hard times and risks closure. It’s up to Seijuro Kamiyama as the captain of the new Tokyo revue to lead his squad and restore the Imperial Combat Revue and the theater back to their former glory! With the help of the revue’s five colorful performers, he must rise to the challenge of competing in the Combat Revue World Games, protecting the inhabitants of Tokyo and getting the theater back on track.

Also notable is that the game runs on the Hedgehog Engine 2 – the very same engine used to deliver Sonic Forces’ graphics. It looks like it’s been put to good use here, too.

The game is currently slated as a PS4 exclusive, with no word on ports to other consoles or PC. The launch edition will include a reversible cover and sticker set.

[ Sakura Wars | Official Website]

Original Sakura Wars Game Now Available in English Thanks to Fans

Monday, December 16th, 2019

While hugely popular in Japan, the Sakura Wars franchise has rarely seen light in the West with 2005’s Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love being the only entry to receive a Western port in 2010. The Sakura Wars franchise is often a cross between a tactical mech-based RPG and a dating simulation, making it one of SEGA’s more off-beat and experimental titles.

Thankfully a group of dedicated fans have now completed an English fan translation of the original Sakura Wars game for SEGA Saturn, which you can download by clicking here. The patch and instructions on how to apply it are included in the download. This fan translation can only be played through emulation or a modified SEGA Saturn. Congratulations to CJ_iwakura, NoahSteam, Crouching_Mouse and MatatabiMitsu for their efforts and making Sakura Wars available to Western audiences for the first time.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Shin Sakura Wars Anime Revealed for Japanese Release in 2020

Friday, September 13th, 2019

A new anime series based on Shin Sakura Wars is due to start airing in Japan in 2020. Titled Shin Sakura Wars The Animation, the show will be directed by Manabu Ono of Sword Art Online: Alicization fame and animated by studio Sanzigen. The show features your standard modern anime blend of 3D and 2D animation. You can check out the first trailer by clicking the embed below:

Sakura Wars is a series that’s no stranger to anime. A series produced by studio Madhouse ran for 25 episodes back in 2000.

[Source: Gematsu]

Too Much Shin Sakura Wars Footage Now Available to Watch | Video Spotlight

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Do you want to see more of Shin Sakura Wars? Well SEGA Japan certainly want you to at least look at the game because they’ve now shared 2 TV Spots, a story trailer and an in-game trailer for you to gawp over. Check them out below:

TV Spot

TV Spot 2

In-Game Trailer

Story Trailer

Shin Sakura Wars sees the series shift from strategy to more of an action RPG style of gameplay. The game launches in Japan for PS4 on December 12th 2019. A Western released, tentatively titled Project Sakura Wars, will launch at some point in 2020.

New Gameplay Footage Reveals Project Sakura Wars is an Action RPG, Releasing in Japan 12th December 2019

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Our first look at Project Sakura Wars in action has revealed that the game is actually an action RPG as opposed to the more traditional strategy RPG action the series is known for.

SEGA Japan just finished a lengthy stream showcasing the game’s in-game action and you can watch the archived stream below (in-game footage starts at 49:57):

We’ve also got confirmation of the final game’s title. In Japan the game will be known as Shin Sakura Wars. Shin Sakura Wars is a PS4 exclusive with character designs being lead by Tite Kubo of Bleach fame. There is currently no word on a release date for the Western release of the game, but a Western release was confirmed at SEGA Fes 2019.

New Sakura Wars Game Revealed for PS4, Western Release Confirmed

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

A new Sakura Wars title is in development for PS4. Temporarily called Project Sakura Wars, this title will also receive a Western release – quite a rarity for the Sakura Wars series. This new title also features character designs by Tite Kubo of Bleach fame.

Sakura Wars is a series of strategic mech combat games that feature a heavy dating simulation element. This new title is the first entry in the series since 2005’s Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love for PS2 and Wii.

You can check out the reveal trailer below:

New Sakura Wars Game Announced for Japan

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

A brand new Sakura Wars game has been announced for Japan. The tactical role-playing series hasn’t had a new entry since 2005’s Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love.

This new title is promised to be set in the imperial city of Tokyo in the Taisho era during 1929. No further details like release dates or what platforms the game will appear on have been revealed at this time.

[Source: Gematsu]

Video Spotlight: Own the Sakura Wars Stage Show on DVD. Yes, Really

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

If you’re not aware of SEGA’s Japanese media franchise Sakura Wars then we might need to explain before move on: the Sakura Wars series mainly consists of a series of video games based around tactical warfare and keeping character relationships positive through a dating simulation element. The series has largely stayed Japan exclusive but has also strayed into other media like film, television, novels, manga and stage shows.

The stage show aspect is where today’s news comes from as SEGA have released an adaptation of the most recent stage show on DVD. You can see a trailer for the release below (WARNING: there is a lot of singing and overly cute voices):

UPDATE
A big thanks to Patrick Gardner on our Facebook page who has explained that this show is the first to showcase the Paris and New York Divisions of the series. The show follows the events of Sakura Wars 3 and features 3 new characters.

Video Spotlight: European Project X Zone Trailer Goes Live

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

A European trailer for Project X Zone has gone live. Project X Zone is a crossover RPG featuring characters from Capcom, Namco and of course SEGA games. Valkyria Chronicles and Sakura Wars characters feature in the trailer:

Project X Zone launches on July 5th for Nintendo 3DS.

[Source: Namco Bandai Europe’s YouTube Channel]

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