Sega have announced the western release date of Project Sakura Wars.
The press release (via email) details how the Sakura Wars series debuted on the Sega Saturn in 1996, quickly growing into a franchise full of sequels, spin-offs, anime, manga, and stage shows.
As a reboot, Sega brought many of the original creators into the production, along with character designs from Tite Kubo, along with BUNBUN, Fumikane Shimada, Ken Sugimori, Noizi Ito, Shigenori Soejima, and Yukiko Horiguchi.
You can view the announcement trailer below:
In addition, the game’s physical edition will include a reversible cover (showing the original Japanese cover art on the other side) and a sticker set of the main cast of characters.
You can find the rundown (via Sega from the press release) below:
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 the “Spiricle striker” 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.
Sakura Wars 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 JRPG luminaries will transport you into a vibrant 1940s steampunk Tokyo.
Project Sakura Wars out now PlayStation 4 in Japan, and launches April 28th in the west.