Additional information about "New Sakura Wars" announced for PS4 has been released! We've been waiting for it!
On the "Sakura Taisen: Teigeki Advertising Department News" broadcast on July 25th, the release date and a lot of new information was announced!
What is "Sakura Wars"?
Sakura Taisen" is an adventure game that was first released on the Sega Saturn in 1996.
Five numbered titles have been released for the Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, and PlayStation2.
Set in the Taisho era (1912-1926), the game depicts the activities and daily life of the "Teikoku Kagekidan," a group that protects the Imperial Capital.
The game basically consists of an adventure part and a strategy simulation part, and a revolutionary system was adopted in which the likability in the adventure part influences the ability values in the strategy simulation part.
Many fascinating characters appeared in the game, and the game became a kind of social phenomenon through various media mixes, such as anime, CDs, and singing shows.
The singing show was quite innovative at the time in that the voice actors who portrayed the characters appeared on stage as the characters themselves, and it can be said to be the forerunner of today's 2.5-dimensional stage performances.
The influence of the "Sakura Wars" series on future generations is immeasurable!
Revival after 14 years!
The Sakura Wars series has not released a new numbered title since "Sakura Wars V - Saraba Aishiki Hito" on PlayStation2 in 2005.
But now! The other day, it was announced that a completely new "New Sakura Wars" will be released! I'm so glad I waited!
The setting is the 29th year of Taisho, 12 years after Sakura Taisen V. A new opera troupe, the "Teikoku Kagekidan Hana-gumi" will be active in the Imperial capital Tokyo.
Character design is by Kubo Taito of "BLEACH" fame, and Yukiko Horiguchi of "Lucky Star" and "K-ON! and Yukiko Horiguchi of "Lucky Star" and "K-ON!
The battle system has also been changed from a strategic simulation to an action system, and the content seems to be worthy of being called "new"!
The world's first trial event will also be held!
A trial event will be held for the Sakura Wars fan club "Teikoku Kagekidan Ouen Gumi" to play "New Sakura Wars" at the fastest speed in the world!
The venue is Asakusa Hanayashiki! The event will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 18:30 to 21:00!
We especially want to touch the new battle part to see what it's like.
Invitations will be drawn for the "Imperial Hagetai and Cheering Squad" and advance application is required.
The deadline for application is Monday, August 12, 2019 at 23:59, so don't forget to apply in advance! The number of applicants is expected to be frighteningly high...
To apply, please visit "SakuraWars.com "!
The new Sakura Taisen will be on sale on December 12, 2019!
The "New Sakura Wars" will be released on Thursday, December 12, 2019! I thought it might be next year, so I'm glad it's within the year!
The standard edition is 9,860 yen and the limited first edition is 16,280 yen.
This first limited edition is amazing! It comes with a soundtrack CD "Rekishi Uta Shu" (Songs of All Time) that covers more than 60 songs from the six series, and a 72-page art book "Rekishi Bijutsu Shu" (Art Book of All Time)!
The book will inevitably be in short supply, so be sure to pre-order your copy if you want to get your hands on one!
For more information, please check the official "New Sakura Wars" website!
A storm of romance in Taisho cherry blossoms!