Sakura Wars 2 English Fan Translation Announced; Most Translation Complete

Several Sakura Wars fans have united and announced that, since the Summer of 2021, they have been working on an English fan translation of the never-before localized Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die by Red Company and Sega.

Initially launched for the Sega Saturn in 1998, this title would see ports to the Dreamcast, PC, and PSP, becoming one of the most well-known entries of the series. Additionally, this sequel occurs one year after the original game.

However, for those unaware of what Sakura Wars comprises, the games coalesce the dating simulation, visual novel, and tactical combat genres into distinct experiences. Although the latest reboot entry embraced a more action-oriented approach. The franchise is iconic and beloved in Japan, yet its prominence in the West is far more niche save for dedicated fans.

The individuals responsible for this collective effort are listed below:

Project Lead

  • NoahSteam

Programming Lead

  • NoahSteam
  • TrekkiesUnite118

Translation Lead

  • MattoBii

Translation Team

  • CrouchingMouse
  • MatatabiMitsu
  • Natsume38
  • Neko

Lead Editor

  • Bowl of Lentils

Editors

  • Burntends
  • CrouchingMouse
  • Mattobii
  • Natsume38

Graphics Modification

  • Joqu
  • Mattobii
  • NoahSteam
  • TheOpponent
  • TrekkiesUnite118

FMV Subtitles

  • Programming: TrekkiesUnite118
  • Translation: MattoBii

Talent Recruitment

  • Burntends
  • CJ Iwakura

Special Thanks

  • CJ Iwakura
  • ItsumoKnight
  • SaturnDave

The team has also translated the demo of the game that launched prior to the title’s full release back in 1998. The patch is currently available for download.

The trailer announcing this project is viewable below, even including English narration. According to Project Lead NoahSteam, most of the translation has been completed, so it seems prospective players won’t have to wait too much longer.

In case you missed it, check out our review of the Sakura Wars reboot that launched for the PlayStation 4.

We also interviewed the game’s director, Tetsuya Ootsubo.


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