Sega has announced that Sakura Wars will be released in the west on April 28. The game is the first new entry in the popular Sakura Wars franchise since 2005’s Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (which didn’t make its way to the west until 2010).
Despite its immense popularity in Japan, we’re willing to bet there’s a chance you haven’t heard of the Sakura Wars franchise if you live almost anywhere else. Here’s a quick refresher: the Sakura Wars franchise tells the story of the Imperial Combat Revue (specifically the Revue’s Flower Division), a group of mecha pilots that fight in a secret war against demons. When not fighting, the Flower Division are performers who put on theatrical productions for the public.
“Localization for the Western release of Sakura Wars was similar to another one of our popular titles, Yakuza 0,” Sega of America associate localization producer Andrew Davis said, according to a PlayStation blog post. Sakura Wars will be the sixth game in the Sakura Wars series, taking place 12 years after the events of So Long, My Love.
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