Sega announced that the quality-of-life update that was revealed for the Japanese version of Sakura Wars will also be available in the west at launch.
The update titles v1.01 will include a lock-on feature for battles to make fights more accessible along with a save and load option available to players during the adventure portions of the game at any time. Other new features include, new control scheme options are available for players to fit their playstyle, a chat log to look at the previous dialogue, and a new mech for Sakura Amamiya, which is the same one she uses in the Sakura Wars anime sequel premiering in Japan this April.
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 ten 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 to its former glory.
Sakura Wars is coming to PlayStation 4 on April 28.
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