The Japanese mecha role-playing game, Sakura Wars was announced by Sega recently. The game had a trailer accompanying its Eastern and Western announcement, where it was revealed that the upcoming game will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 4 starting Spring 2020.
The game is themed around the two main protagonists, Seijuurou Kamiyama, who is a young officer in the Imperial Combat Revue: Floral Division, and the loyalist Sakura Amamiya, who is also a member of the Imperial Combat Revue: Floral Division, as outlined in an article by Gematsu.
The duo, along with a colorful cast of other busty heroines and waifu-bait, work together to fight against nefarious forces threatening to disrupt the peace of an alternate reality of 1940s Japan.
You can check out the first trailer for the game below to get a glimpse of what the art-style and gameplay is like.
As you can see, there’s a multi-tiered gameplay system present in Sakura Wars. The first is the exploration system where you go around and talk to the characters in Tokyo. You can increase your bonds with the sexy heroines, or interact with the other townsfolk using the LIPS dialogue system that allows you to pick and choose what you say. The system has long-lasting effects, though, and will alter how characters respond to Seijuuro both during combat and during the exploration phase.
The game is set 12 years after the events of Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love, which came out back in 2005 for the PS2 and Wii.
The game will allow players to take full advantage of the mech-based combat, as you can see in the trailer above. There’s going to be a full roll out of the combat, communication systems, and the character motivations in a spread over on Famitsu.
Visually the game looks pretty good, but it feels like such a waste to restrict the game to the PS4 when most of everyone is well aware of the censorship policies that have inhibited so many other games in the recent past.
You can expect more info to roll out for the game starting April 4th when a 16-page spread will be featured in the Weekly Famitsu Magazine. As mentioned in the headline, the full game won’t be made available on the PS4 until spring, 2020. For more info feel free to visit the official website.
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