Sega revealed new details about their JRPG Sakura Wars, coming to PlayStation 4 on April 28.
The publisher gives players a nice description of the characters within the game, who will join together to bring the Imperial Combat Revue back to its former glory. During the adventure, players will meet Seijuro Kamiyama, the captain of an auxiliary ship in the navy, who was reassigned to oversee the reformation of the Flower Division of the Imperial Combat Revue.
The story also introduces Sakura Amamiya, a novice stage performer, Hatsuho Shinonome, a shrine maiden, Clarissa “Claris” Snowflake, an intellectual girl, Azami Mochizuki, a descendant of the Mochizuki clan of ninja, and Anastasia Palm, star of the European stage from Greece.
Each character has their own backstory and reason for joining the group, which ties into the narrative. The publisher released a new story trailer detailing the characters as well as showing some of the animated cut scenes, battles, and explorations.
Sakura Wars is a reboot of the JRPG series that began in 1996 on the Sega Saturn. The game has been working on the original creators along with contributions from character designers Tite Kubo, Yukiko Horiguchi, BUNBUN, Fumikane Shimada, Ken Sugimori, Noizi Ito, and Shigenori Soejima.
Sakura Wars has players transported to a 1940’s Imperial Tokyo where 10 years prior a cataclysm resulted in the loss of the Imperial Combet Revue of Tokyo, which was the capital’s global defense force operating out the Imperial Theater.
Since then, the theater has fallen on hard times and is close to permanent closure. Players will assume the role of the new Tokyo revue and mend the hearts of the troops as well as restore the Imperial Theater back to its former glory.
There will be a physical version of the game available for fans in the west that cause reversible art as well as a sticker set.
You can watch the new trailer below:
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