It has been a long time coming, but Sega has finally confirmed that the previously announced Sakura Wars title will be coming to the PlayStation 4 in 2020.
For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Sakura Wars is a series of tactical RPGs that features a sim-based story system where the player’s actions have a direct impact on the game’s outcome. It debuted on the Sega Saturn in 1996 and went on to get four more entries in the main series, with the last one — Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love — arriving in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 in Japan and 2010 for the PS2 and Wii worldwide.
As for this new entry, tentatively referred to as Project Sakura Wars, it will be the first title to arrive in 14 years in Japan and 9 in Western territories. Interestingly, this will be only the second title to be released outside Japan.
Here’s more, per Sega:
The stage is set in a romanticized version of 1940s Imperial Tokyo. 10 years ago, a cataclysm resulted in the devastating loss of the Imperial Combat Revue of Tokyo, the capital’s global defense force operating out of the Imperial Theater. The theater has since fallen on hard times and risks closure. As captain of the new Tokyo revue, it’s up to you to mend the hearts of your troops and restore the Imperial Theater back to its former glory!
With its strong emphasis on character-driven storytelling and relationship building, fans will find plenty to love with Project Sakura Wars!
Project Sakura Wars Features:
- 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.
Check out the announcement trailer below: