Project Sakura Wars launches December 12 in Japan; latest details, trailer, and battle gameplay

First look at the game's mecha action.

Project Sakura Wars

Project Sakura Wars will launch for PlayStation 4 on December 12 in Japan for 8,800 yen, Sega announced.

A spring 2020 release has been previously announced for the game in the Americas and Europe.

First-print copies of Project Sakura Wars in Japan will include a PlayStation 4 theme featuring the game’s main visual and theme song.

A 14,800 yen limited edition and digital deluxe edition will also be available. The limited edition includes a Sakura Wars Series Song and Art Collection, which consists of a soundtrack CD featuring over 60 songs from the series’ six titles, and an A4-size, 72-page art book featuring illustrations from the series. The digital deluxe edition includes the same content in data form.

Sega will host a hands-on event for Project Sakura Wars at Hanayashiki Amusement Park in Tokyo on August 31 from 18:30 JST to 21:00 JST where fans can go hands-on with the game for the first time. Applications are available here.

Sega also shared new information on the game, including the announcement of Sakura Amamiya’s theme song and the reveal of two new characters:

■ Sakura Amamiya Theme Song

  • Title: “Shoujo Nandesu Yo”
  • Singer: Sakura Amamiya (voiced by Ayane Sakura)
  • Writer: Jirou Ishii
  • Composer: Kouhei Tanaka
  • Arrangement: Akifumi Tada

■ New Characters (character design by Yukiko Horiguchi)

Yang Xiaolong (voiced by Yuuichirou Umehara)
Shanghai Combat Revue “Wu Shenlong” Captain.

“Shanghai Combat Revue ‘Wu Shenlong’… now is the time we start the fight!”

Project Sakura Wars

A young man who serves as captain of the Shanghai Combat Revue. He is a hot-blooded young man who hates dishonesty and often says things straight from his heart. Since he talks about everything frankly with a smile on his face, his words are seldom taken as vile, even if he talks ill of someone. In battle, he boasts extremely high offensive strength thanks to his martial arts techniques. In his everyday life, his nickname is “The Rice Chef of Fire,” as he works as a skilled chef who serves up specialty Chinese-style fried rice.

Project Sakura Wars

Project Sakura Wars

Project Sakura Wars

Project Sakura Wars

Huang Yui (voiced by Sumire Uesaka)
Shanghai Combat Revue “Wu Shenlong” member.

“Your potential is going to be spoiled in the Imperial Combat Revue… Hey, why not come to the Shanghai Combat Revue?”

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A cheerful, honest, and energetic girl with an unyielding spirit. She is most agile member of the Shanghai Combat Revue. While generally easygoing, her utmost love for the Shanghai Combat Revue sometimes causes her to be harsh on the Imperial Combat Revue and their shortcomings. Despite that, she seems to acknowledge Sakura Amamiya for her grit, and is friendly to her as someone who has been with the Combat Revue for a longer time.

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Project Sakura Wars

Project Sakura Wars

Project Sakura Wars

■ Battle Suits

Seijuurou Kamiyama

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Project Sakura Wars

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Sakura Amamiya

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Project Sakura Wars

Project Sakura Wars

■ Shanghai Combat Revue

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A Combat Revue formed following the establishment of the “World Combat Revue Federation (WLOF).” Based in Shanghai, they protect the city and concurrently served as defense for the Imperial capital until the Imperial Combat Revue was re-established. Even the Gouma (monster) Kamamiya encounters at the station when he is appointed to the Imperial Capital is repelled by the Shanghai Combat Revue. During the battle, he worked under Shanghai Combat Revue “Wu Shenlong” captain Yang Xiaolong.

■ Mecha

Wanglong

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A Spiricle Fighter operated by the Shanghai Combat Revue. It has an aggressive exterior reminiscent of a dragon, and is characterized by its flame-clad martial arts unleashed by the operator’s agile movements.

■ Locations

Shenlong Xuan

During peacetime, Xiaolong cooks here as the head chef, and people often lineup to have his Chinese-style fried rice.

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Project Sakura Wars

■ Exhilarating Action Battles: Basics of Battle

Project Sakura Wars cycles between adventure and battle sequences, through which you will progress through the story and stengthenen your bond with the heroines.

Battle parts use an action combat system in which you take control of the leader Kamiyama and the other members’ mechs. Utilize each character’s unique abilities and defeat enemies with exhilarating combos and special attacks.

The more you strengthen your bond with teammates, the stronger they become during battle parts. Experience dramatic battles, and even let the story unfold within them.

Project Sakura Wars

Flashy, Three-Dimensional Action with Simple Controls

Use a combination of the Square and Triangle buttons to unleash a flurry of standard attacks. Use your jumps and dashes to move freely throughout the battlefield, and use many other actions such as wall running and just-dodges to defeat enemies.

—Standard Attack

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—Dash

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—Step

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—Jump

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—Wall Run

Places that you can wall run can be found at specific points on the map. Use this to move around dynamically.

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Finish the Enemy with Special Attacks! Familiar Scenes from the Sereies Return!

Collect Spirit Power during battles to use special attacks to finish off your enemies. When you use a special attack, scenes specific to that character will play out. Spirit Power can be amassed by defeating enemies and gathering Spirit recovery items. Also, by fulfilling certain special conditions, you can perform joint attacks with other members. Please look forward to how Kamiyama and the members’ attacks will play out!

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Use Just-Dodges to Turn the Tide of Battle!

When you take a step while an enemy is attacking, a just-dodge will trigger. Use this to turn the tide of battle and strike back. During just-dodges you can even cut an enemy in two. When doing so, a dynamic effect will play out.

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Charge the Bond Gauge and Boost your Members’ Abilities!

During battle parts, when the bonds between Kamiyama and each member gets stronger, their abilities also get a boost. The starting value of the gauge can be increased through the actions you take during adventure parts, as well as further boosted depending on the play contents of battle mode.

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Dramatic Scenes Make Events and Battles Exciting!

Even during battle, the story will progress via event scenes and communications. Cooperate with your allies to come out in victory.

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■ Unique Personal Mechs: Each Mech Has its Own Unique Abilities

Seijuurou Kamiyama – Spiricle Fighter: Mugen

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The “Spiricle Fighter: Mugen” operated by Seijuurou Kamiyama is characterized by its variety of attacks unleashed from its dual swords. In close combat, it runs around the battlefield with its almighty fighting strength. Its special attack is called “Juuou Mujin: Arashi.” It overpowers the enemies in its vicinity with overwhelming combo attacks.

Sakura Amamiya – Spiricle Armor: Sanshiki Koubu

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The “Spiricle Armor: Sanshiki Koubu” operated by Sakura Amamiya is an older-style mech, but it can unleash steady attacks one hit after the other. Its special attack is called “Tenken: Sakura Fubuki.” It rounds up the enemies in front of it and unleashes an attack, and has the power to clear an entire front of the battlefield.

Watch the latest trailer and first battle gameplay below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

Trailer

Gameplay

  • 10:01 to 13:06 – Anastasia Palma and Azami Mochizuki Cutscenes
  • 22:18 to 23:15 – Yang Xiaolong and Huang Yui Cutscene
  • 33:04 to 33:46 – Cutscene
  • 34:34 to 35:52 – Bathhouse Cutscene
  • 39:36 to 40:45 – Battle Gameplay
  • 49:57 to 54:50 – Battle Gameplay

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