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Old 02-13-2020, 11:37 AM   #1
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Sakura Wars launches April 28 in the west

Nice, I always want to try this series.

Sakura Wars launches April 28 in the west

New Sakura Wars is simply Sakura Wars in the west.

Sakura Wars, known as New Sakura Wars in Japan and previously known by the tentative title Project Sakura Wars in the west, will launch for PlayStation 4 on April 28 in the Americas and Europe, Sega announced. It will feature Japanese voice-overs with English, German, French, and Spanish subtitles.

The physical launch edition of Sakura Wars will include a copy of the game, reversible cover artwork featuring the original Japanese box art, and a sticker set of the main characters.

The latest video game entry in the 1996-introduced franchise, Sakura Wars first launched for PlayStation 4 in December 2019 in Japan. An animated TV series set following the story of the game will begin airing in April.

Here is an overview of the game, via Sega:

■ About

One of Sega’s greatest IPs in Japan, Sakura Wars debuted on the Sega Saturn in 1996 and grew into a successful franchise encompassing sequels, spin-offs, anime, manga, and even stage shows. Some of the best creative minds in the anime and Japanese RPG industries have now joined their talents with Sega to bring Sakura Wars to a new generation, and a new audience in the west.

For this reboot, Sega brought back many of the original creators and received major contributions in character design from such luminaries as Tite Kubo, Yukiko Horiguchi, BUNBUN, Fumikane Shimada, Ken Sugimori, Noizi Ito, Shigenori Soejima, and more for a truly spectacular production.

The Imperial Combat Revue takes the stage as Tokyo’s defense force against a demon threat in this extravagant adventure. Soldiers in wartime, but theater performers in peacetime, the Revue’s Flower Division is not living up to their legacy and is at risk of being shut down. As newly appointed captain Seijuro Kamiyama, it’s up to you to turn the team around.

During your adventure, you’ll interact with a colorful cast of characters via the dynamic LIPS dialogue system (a trademark of the series), where what you say and how you say it makes an impact both on and off the battlefield. This flows into the high-energy combat system, featuring giant steam-powered mechs called “spiricle armor” that can only be piloted by those with strong spiritual power. All of this is presented in the style of an exciting anime production, complete with gorgeous animated sequences and dramatic character arcs that will leave you eager for what happens next!

Sakura Wars will feature Japanese voice acting with subtitles in English, German, French, and Spanish.

Physical editions of Sakura Wars include a reversible cover featuring the original Japanese cover art for the game, along with a sticker set featuring the main cast of the game.

Sakura Wars takes center stage on the PlayStation 4 on April 28, 2020, with more information about the PlayStation digital release soon! For more information, watch the latest trailer and visit the official website.

Key Features
  • Dramatic Character Interplay – Engage with a colorful cast through the dynamic LIPS dialogue system where what you say and how you say it has a profound impact on relationships off and on the battlefield.
  • Exciting Combat Payoffs – Your bonds with team members flow into the high-energy combat finale of each episode, featuring action-packed fights with giant steam-powered mecha.
  • Brilliant Anime Production – Gorgeous animated sequences, a lush soundtrack, and characters designed by anime and Japanese RPG luminaries will transport you into a vibrant 1940s steampunk Tokyo.


Main character design: Tite Kubo

Guest character design: Yukiko Horiguchi (Shanghai Combat Revue), BUNBUN (London Combat Revue), Fumikane Shimada (Berlin Combat Revue), Ken Sugimori (Great Imperial Gekizou), Noizi Ito (Itsuki Saijou and Hiromi Hongou), Shigenori Soejima (Hakushu Murasame)

Cast: Yohei Azakami, Ayane Sakura, Maaya Uchida, Hibiku Yamamura, Ayaka Fukuhara, Saori Hayami, Yuuichiro Umehara, Sumire Uesaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Manami Numakura, Nana Mizuki, Rie Kugimiya
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:59 PM   #2
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Oh, so it's a reboot.

I'm getting Valkyria revolution vibes... lol

With that said that game was actually pretty decent. It just wasn't what people wanted. I wonder if it will be the same with this game.

Either way, i will probably give it a go when i find it on the cheap. I never played a game in the series before but i remember liking the animation, especially from SW3.

Oh i must say as someone who know a few things about it that that logo is dumb. Very simple and not attractive at all.
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