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Old 07-01-2002, 06:50 AM   #1
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Exclamation SEGA: 6 Sakura Taisen games for PS2!

(With thanks to the Sakura Taisen mailing list.)

http://www.dengekionline.com/news/20...01sakura1.html

http://www.zdnet.co.jp/gamespot/gsne...01/news05.html

http://sega.jp/ps2/

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7 Sakura Taisen games were announced; 6 for the PS2, and 1 for the PC.

Those coming out for the PS2 are as follows...
1) Sakura Taisen ~ Atsuki Chishio ni; (release date is sometime in 2003);
Remake of Sakura Taisen 1.

2) Sakura Taisen5 ~ Saraba itoshiki hito yo;
Involving the New York Kagekidan's Hoshigumi, it will not feature Oogami.

3) Sakura Taisen 5 Action; (Working title).

4) Sakura Taisen Monogatari Teitohen/Parihen (Sakura Taisen
Story).

5) Kouma; (Working title).

6) SAKURAHIME NISHIKI EMAKI; (Working title).


The last game announced will be the Japanese/Chinese version of Sakura Taisen 3 ~ Pari wa Moeteiruka for the PC

I'll have to start saving up the cash for all the games now

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Old 07-01-2002, 07:21 AM   #2
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Whoa, this surely are amazing news! Sakura Taisen 1 remake and 5. Will be interesting to see if anyone will localize this game to the US. Working Designs, anyone?
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Old 07-01-2002, 08:09 AM   #3
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Oh, yah. I forgot this one:

http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/200...,5949,0,0.html

Europe / North America release announced for the Sakura Wars series

I hope the translators will seriously give thought to including a Japanese dialogue/English subtitles option.
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Old 07-01-2002, 11:45 AM   #4
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Whoa, this surely are amazing news! Sakura Taisen 1 remake and 5. Will be interesting to see if anyone will localize this game to the US. Working Designs, anyone?
I really doubt Sega would give it to WD...I bet they are doing it themselves.
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Old 07-02-2002, 06:30 AM   #5
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Chances for ST to be translated are slim, as Anime-ish Dating sims have never done too well outside japan (Examples in question: Thousand Arms and Azure Dreams). I persoanlly always thought that ST is an ideal game to localize into english, as it doesnt have the culture barrier games like Tokimemo have, being set in pre-modern Japan (and ST being set in Paris, even).

Translating it would involve investing a substantial amount of cash into a large cast of voice actors/actresses for a game that is basically an adenture game with a few Battle-sim scenarios at the end of each "chapter", and such a game might not prove too successful, as both turn absed battle sims and Adventure/Dating games are rare and few outside of Asia.

Sure, you say, we got Front Mission 3 and Vandal Hearts! Tactics Ogre! Did they do really well? Well enough to warrant a large investment in localizing ST to english? If Sega do go ahead with it, I'll applaud their valor for trying to introduce the genre to the west, but frankly, it seems pretty unlikely.

And personally, I shudder at the thought of what kind of voice actors they'd hire. Yuna's voice actress for Shinguji Sakura? Tidus for Oogami? Eek! Ill stick to the Japanese versions. :)
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Old 07-02-2002, 07:48 AM   #6
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Well, on the subject of the translated Sakura Taisen, there is some good news in that the creators themselves have stated that they very much want to keep the Japanese voice acting for all versions of the games.

http://www.dengekionline.com/news/20...01sakura2.html
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Old 07-03-2002, 04:54 PM   #7
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It's been stated that Sakura Taisen 5 (Action) is made for a worldwide release on almost all the sites that's reported all this ST news. On a few sites, they've said that it's planned first, with ST5 coming afterwards, followed by the rest.
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Old 07-03-2002, 04:57 PM   #8
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It doesn't hurt if Sega makes a pure Sakura Taisen RPG. A RPG has a bigger chance for worldwide release.
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Old 07-03-2002, 05:21 PM   #9
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The reason they renamed the franchaise to "Sakura Tisen World Project" is because they want to not only give the ST universe a "Global feel" (hence why the games take place in Japan, Paris, NY) but because they are also planning to release possibly several titles overseas.

Im personally curious about ST5. No Oogami?! Argh! I haven't played ST4, but I hope he hasn't been forced into early retirement! He was a pretty cool character. :D
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Old 07-16-2002, 12:46 AM   #10
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good news

i hope Sega succeed in introducing ST series to the west

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Old 07-17-2002, 02:07 AM   #11
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Woo hoo!!

I don't mind english subtitles one bit. Just bring ST!!!

It's too bad date sims don't sell better. Thousand Arms was a great game though the battle system was weak. I didn't know Aruze Dreams was a date sim. I'm gonna pick it up then. I like date sims... even the trashy hentai ones translated by jasc for PC.
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Old 07-18-2002, 04:52 PM   #12
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Is Jasc the same company who made Paint Shop Pro??

Sakura Taisen is not a dating sim, it's a dramatic war sim.
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Old 07-18-2002, 04:59 PM   #13
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Yup,

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Is Jasc the same company who made Paint Shop Pro??
Yes they are. And Paint Shop Pro is far inferior to Photoshop.
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Old 07-18-2002, 11:37 PM   #14
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Re: Yup,

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Yes they are. And Paint Shop Pro is far inferior to Photoshop.
Photoshop is far more expensive than Paint Shop Pro as well, not to mention it runs far much slower than all other graphic editors, even edged out Corel Draw!

Did you know that Jasc made big bucks with PSP? Because it's so much user friendlier to average computer users.
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Old 07-18-2002, 11:53 PM   #15
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In my opinion, Paint Shop Pro is only for Intermediate users. And I think that Adobe Elements is actually easier to use. Almost all the big websites uses Photoshop. I remember hearing that nine out of ten websites uses some Adobe software. I have Photoshop 7 with Image Ready 7. I can have both open without any slow downs what so ever. I can also be online if I wanted. Windows XP has great Ram mangement. And my computer isn't really a strong computer either. But I never had slowdowns with only having 320 SD Ram.

I've been using Photoshop for almost a year and half now. I guess I'm not a "average PC user" anymore.

Is Paint Shop Pro still selling?
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