New Sakura Wars Announced for PS4, Western Release Confirmed for Next Year

Project Sakura Wars Coming Spring 2020

SEGA has announced a new entry in the beloved Sakura Wars franchise launching on the PS4 and in the West in Spring 2020.

It’s being known as Project Sakura Wars (working title) and will be just the second game in the JRPG/romance series to come to the Western region. The first one — Sakura Wars: So Long My Love — was released on the PS2 back in 2005 but came to the West in 2010, including a Wii port. The series began in 1996 on the Sega CD where it became a cultural phenomenon in Japan for its tactical role-playing gameplay as well as its dating sim and visual novel elements.

Project Sakura Wars will be set in “a romanticized version of 1940s Imperial Tokyo” where 10 years ago, a cataclysm caused the loss of the Imperial Combat Revue of Tokyo, the capital’s global defence force who operated out of the Imperial Theater. The theater is at risk of closing down so it’s up to you to “mend the hearts of your troops and restore the theater back to its former glory!”

Project Sakura Wars

Some features include:

  • The Most Immersive Story Yet—During your adventure, you will be able to interact with a colorful cast of characters through the dynamic LIPS dialogue system, where what you say and how you say it has a profound impact on these relationships both off and on the battlefield.
  • A Rewarding Battle System—Armed with powerful mechs known as “spiricle armor,” the gameplay is augmented by a deep and robust combat system that takes full advantage of each squad member’s unique abilities.
  • An Eye-catching Anime Production—Complete with gorgeous animated sequences and dramatic character arcs, the story will leave you hungry for what happens next.

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SOURCE: Press Release