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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

Publisher: Nippon Ichi
Developer: Idea Factory
Platform: Wii, PlayStation 2
Genre: Simulation RPG
Origin: North America, Europe
Release: Fall 2009


Nippon Ichi announced that Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love [Sakura Taisen V] will be coming to North America this fall to PS2 and Wii.

Sakura Wars is a Strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth storyline exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined. Character interaction plays a major role, and your responses to the various characters in the game can ultimately change the story content and even the final outcome. The battle system is divided into two main parts; ground combat and air combat. Ground combat takes place using two-legged mechanized suits, which transform into jet fighters to take the fight to the sky. Every mech unit in the game can transform from battle mech mode to jet fighter mode during combat. Once transformed, weapons and movement methods will change as well. For example, the hero’s ground mode utilizes a sword as his main weapon, but in jet mode he will use long-range missiles.

- 8 chapters in total, each with 4-5 hours of gameplay.
- A total of 7 characters to control.
- 6 different fully animated endings.
- Bonus features and story after beating the game.