Shin Sakura Taisen

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Shin Sakura Taisen
System(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher: Sega
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Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 4
JP
¥9,6809,680 PLJM-16498
CERO: C
Sony PlayStation 4
US
$59.9959.99 2105255
ESRB: Teen
Sony PlayStation 4
DE
Sony PlayStation 4
ES
PEGI: 16+
Sony PlayStation 4
FR
PEGI: 16+
Sony PlayStation 4
UK
PEGI: 16+
Sony PlayStation 4
KR
₩59,80059,800
GRB: 18
Sony PlayStation 4
TW
GSRR: 15+

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Shin Sakura Taisen (新サクラ大戦), known as Sakura Wars in the West, is a soft reboot of the Sakura Taisen series. It was first announced in April 2018 under the title New Sakura Wars, and during development the Western version was known as Project Sakura Wars.

It is the first game in the series released in 15 years since Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love and second game in the series to receive an overseas translation and release.

Story

Taking place in an fantasy-steampunk inspired alternate timeline, where magic, demons, airships and mechas are common place, Sakura Wars tells the story of "Imperial Combat Revue", a Japanese semi-governmental agency dealing with the emergence of extra-dimensional creatures that invade Earth while simultaneously disguising themselves as a theatre group.

The year is 1940.

Ten years have passed since the infamous "Operation: Twin Capitals" which successfully prevented the rebirth of the Archdemon but also resulted in the total destruction of New York, Paris and Tokyo Combat Revues. Only survivor of the operation, Sumire Kanzaki now leads the new Imperial Combat Revue, as the owner of the Tokyo's Grand Imperial Theatre.

Imperial Combat Revue, however, is no longer what it was. Now severely defunded by government and barely remaining afloat due to lack of talents in the theatre, there are rumors going on that unit itself might be disbanded in the future, with Shangai Revue protecting Tokyo now.

Enter Seijuro Kamiyama, former lieutenant of Imperial Japanese Navy who recently promoted as the Captain of the recently rebuilt Imperial Combat Revue. Kamiyama must not only lead the eccenteric members of the Imperial Combat Revue into combat but also use his skills to solve problems arising around the capital and bring the Revue into its former glory.

Gameplay

The game is a adventure game with dating simulation and visual novel elements with some Dynasty Warriors-esque combat scenes.

Game is about 80% of walking around and talking people, 10% dating simulation elements and about 10% of combat.

Increasing trust with squad members and other people (Read: telling them what they want to hear) is important for getting different endings.

Collectibles exist as "bromides", in other words, pictures of the characters from the game and previous games in the series.

Characters (Playable)

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Seijuro Kamiyama
Main character of the game, Kamiyama is a 20 years old former lieutenant of the Imperial Japanese Navy who was transfered to the command of the Imperial Combat Revue after his ship was sunk during a demon attack. Even though his personality is dependent on the player's choices, he is depicted as (similar to the other visual novel protagonists) bit of a knucklehead and pervert.

In combat he controls a Mugen class Striker (the mechas in the game) which dual-wields swords.

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Sakura Amamiya
17 year old swordswoman and member of the Revue. Kamamiya's chilhood friend. She idolizes Sakura Shinguji after the latter saved her life during a demon attack. Hopes to becomes a pilot and actress just like her idol. Despite being serious about her duties, she can be occasionally childish and immature especially when it comes to dealing with Kamiyama's antics.

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Hatsuho Shinonome
17 year old shrine maiden. Sakura's closest friend and confidante. Acts like a sister to members of the revue. Short-tempered, brutally honest and a bit crude but has a heart of gold.

Uses a Mugen class striker with a gigantic hammer in combat.

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Clarissa "Claris" Snowflake
16 year old noble woman from Luxembourg. Capable of unleashing magic using using old tomes. Because of her sheltered life and the dark past surrounding her family she is not good with people and has a pessimistic personality. (at least at the beginning of story) Loves reading and writing stories more than anything, so much to the point she blocks herself out of everything while doing either.

Uses magic bolts for ranged attacks in combat.

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Azami Mochizuki
13 year old ninja from the Mochizuki clan. (At least she believes she is one) She is suprisingly agile and capable of seemingly inhuman physical feats. Despite being serious about her ninja training, she is still a child and often acts like one. Has a sweet tooth.

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Anastasia Palma
A famous, 19 year old theatre actress from Greece who performed across the Europe before taking up a position in the Imperial Combat Revue. Despite having a serious attitude when it comes to acting, this mysterious (and curvaceous) beauty has a flirtatious personality and a rather fatalistic outlook towards life.

She uses a Mugen class striker armed with a pistol that fires ice coated bullets.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Sakura Wars Sakura Wars
Japanese 新サクラ大戦 Shin Sakura Taisen
Korean 신 사쿠라대전
Chinese (Traditional; Taiwan) 新櫻花大戰

Physical scans

PlayStation 4, JP

PlayStation 4, KR

PlayStation 4, TW

PlayStation 4, US
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Cover

References


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Music: Shin Sakura Taisen Kayou Zenshuu (2020) | Shin Sakura Taisen Original Soundtrack (2020)


Games in the Sakura Taisen series
Sakura Taisen (Atsuki Chishio Ni) (1996) | Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou Koto Nakare (1998) | Sakura Taisen 3: Paris wa Moeteiru ka (2001) | Sakura Taisen 4: Koi Seyo, Otome (2002) | Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Episode 0) (2005) | Shin Sakura Taisen (2019)
Compilations
Sakura Taisen Complete Box (2002) | Sakura Taisen 1 & 2 (2006) | Sakura Taisen Premium Edition (2006)
Spin-offs
Sega Saturn
Sakura Taisen Hanagumi Tsuushin (1997) | Sakura Taisen Jouki Radio Show (1997) | Sakura Taisen Teigeki Graph (1998)
Windows PC
Sakura Taisen Denmaku Club (1997) | Sakura Taisen Digital Data Collection (1997) | Sakura Taisen Denmaku Club 2 (2000) | Sakura Taisen 3: Paris wa Moeteiru ka Desktop Accessories (2001)
Arcade
Hanagumi Taisen Columns (1997) | Sakura Taisen (2005) | Pachislot Sakura Taisen 3 (2011) | Pachislot Sakura Taisen 3: Loop Ver. (2012)
Sega Dreamcast
Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 (2000) | Ogami Ichiro Funtouki: Sakura Taisen Kayou Show "Benitokage" Yori (2000) | Sakura Taisen Kinematron Hanagumi Mail (2000) | Sakura Taisen Online (2001)
LCD handheld game
Pocket Sakura (2000)
Nintendo Game Boy Color
Sakura Taisen GB: Geki Hanagumi Nyuutai! (2000) | Sakura Taisen GB2: Thunderbolt Sakusen (2001)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sakura Taisen Monogatari: Mysterious Paris (2004) | Jissen Pachinko Hisshouhou! CR Sakura Taisen (2007)
Nintendo DS
Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen: Kimi Aru ga Tame (2008)
Google Android OS
iOS
Sakura Kakumei: Hana Saku Otome-tachi (2020)
Sakura Taisen related media
Albums
Games: Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan (1996) | Teigeki Kayou Zenshuu (1996) | Hanasaku Otome (1997) | Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan (Aratame) (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kayou Zenshuu (1998) | Kiseki no Kane: So Special a Day (1998) | Sakura Taisen "Kore ga Revue!" (1999) | Sakura Taisen: Shin Kayou Zenshuu (1999) | Mihata no Motoni/Hana no Paris (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Music Collection Paris Onrakukan (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Vocal Collection Paris Kayou Zenshuu (2001) | Sakura Taisen Zenkyokushuu Complete Song Box (2002) | Sakura Taisen 4: Koi Seyo, Otome Zenkyokushuu Geki! Tei: Sai Shuushou (2002) | Analog LP Record Sakura Taisen 4 Record: Koi Seyo, Otome (2002) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio ni Teigeki Ongaku Zenshuu (2003) | Sakura Taisen Monogatari: Mysterious Paris Sounyuu Uta "Chattes Noires/Mysterious" (2004) | Sakura Taisen V Episode 0: Kouya no Samurai Musume Zenkyokushuu (2004) | Chijou no Senshi/Koko wa Paradise: Littlelip theater no theme (2005) | Sakura Taisen V: Saraba, Itoshiki Hito yo Vocal Collection New York Kayou Zenshuu (2005) | Sakura Taisen V: Saraba, Itoshiki Hito yo Music Collection New York Onrakukan (2005) | Sakura Taisen Christmas Paris/Tenshi no Hitomi (2005) | Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan Zenshuu (2006) | Sakura Taisen: Zenkyokushuu 2002-2006 (2006) | Sakura Taisen: Kimiaru ga Tame Ending Theme Waratte, Waratte (2008) | Ai ga Kaoru Koro ni (2011) | Pachislot Sakura Taisen 3 Original Soundtrack (2011)
Animation: Sakura Taisen Jouki Chikuonkan (1997) | Sakura Taisen 2 Jouki Chikuonkan (1998) | Sakura Taisen Katsudou Shashin Gekijouban Kiseki no Kane/Gekijouban Subetehaumihe (2001) | Sakura Taisen Katsudou Shashin Zenkyokushuu (2001) | Sakura Taisen OVA: École de Paris Hikari Rokuonkan (2003) | Sakura Taisen OVA: Le Nouveau Paris Hikari Rokuonkan (2005) | Sakura Yumemishi (2020) | Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation Amazon Bonus: Egao wo Yobu Shoujo (2020) | Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation Original Soundtrack (2020)
Audiobooks
Sakura Taisen Dai 2-ki Drama CD Radio Drama "Shounen Red" (1998) | Sakura Taisen Dai 2-ki Drama CD Kigeki: Riaou (1998) | Sakura Taisen Dai 2-ki Drama CD Kokutei Chuushingura (1998) | Sakura Taisen Dai 2-ki Drama CD Aoi Tori (1999) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 1 Kaitou Beni Tokage: Masquerade (1999) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 2 Shinsaiyuuki: Ton Demo Happun (1999) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 3 Koufukunoouji: Harukaze no Renka (2000) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 4 Hanagoyomi: Teito no Kyuujitsu (2000) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 5 Hanagumi Kouen Ongakushuu: Futo Sei juu Gonenban (2000) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 1 Monparunasu no Yoru (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 2 Kaijin Nezumi Danshaku (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 3 Shanzerize no Kaijin?! (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 4 Sumire Rhapsody: Kanzaki Sumire Intai Kouen (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Uta no Album Teito Hen: Paris Hen (Vocal Shuu) (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Original Soundtrack (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 1 Live at Chattes Noires (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 2 Paris no Christmas (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Paris Revue (Vocal & Santorashuu) (2003) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 3: Aa, Mujou (Les Miserables) (2003) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 4: Aa, Mujou (Les Miserables) (2003) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Teito Revue (Vocal & Santorashuu) (2003) | Sakura Taisen Drama CD Zenshuu (2003) | Sakura Taisen Dai 6-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 1 Paris Hen: Shissou! Team Chattes Noires (2005) | Sakura Taisen Dai 6-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 2 Teito Hen: Hana to Arashi to Teito no Roman! (2005) | Sakura Taisen Dai 6-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 3 New York Hen: Over the Rainbow Sunshine (2005) | Sakura Taisen Dai 6-ki Drama CD Series Vocal & Sound Track Shuu (2005)
Books
Comics: Sakura Taisen Mangaban (2002-2009) | Sakura Taisen Mangaban Dai 2 Bu (2010-) | Sakura Taisen Mangaban Collection (2006) | Sakura Taisen Shou Gekijou (2006-2009)
Novels: Sakura Taisen Zenya (1997-1998) | Sakura Taisen (1999-2000) | Sakura Taisen: Gouka Kenran (2001) | Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin (2002) | Sakura Taisen: Taishou Koiuta (2001-2002) | Sakura Taisen Paris Zenya (2004-2005)
Game Guide: Sakura Taisen Koushiki Guide: Sentou Hen (1996) | Sakura Taisen Koushiki Guide: Renai Hen (1996) | Hanagumi Taisen Columns Official Guide (1997) | Sakura Taisen 2 Tettei Kouryaku Guide (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kouryaku Guide Book: Ti no Maki (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kouryaku Guide Book: Ten no Maki (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kouryaku Hanagoyomi: Joukan (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kouryaku Hanagoyomi: Gekan (1998) | Sakura Taisen Teigeki Graph Official Guide Book (1999) | Ogami Ichiro Funtouki Perfect Guide (2000) | Sakura Taisen GB Saisoku Goukaku Shinan (2000) | Sakura Taisen 2 Tettei Kouryaku Guide Zouho Kaitei ban (2000) | Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 Perfect Guide (2000) | Sakura Taisen 3 Hanagumi Roman Gahou (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Kouryaku Guide Joukan (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Kouryaku Guide Gekan (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Final Guide (2001) | Sakura Taisen 4 Hanagumi Roman Gahou (2002) | Sakura Taisen 4 Dramatic Navi (2002) | Sakura Taisen 4 Saishuu Kouryaku & Settei Shiryoushuu (2002) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Kouryaku Hanagoyomi (2003) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Koushiki Final Guide (2003) | Sakura Taisen Monogatari: Mysterious Paris Navigation Guide (2004) | Sakura Taisen Monogatari: Mysterious Paris Koushiki Final Guide (2004) | Sakura Taisen V Episode 0: Kouya no Samurai Musume Koushiki Guide Book (2004) | Sakura Taisen V Episode 0: Kouya no Samurai Musume Final Guide (2004) | Sakura Taisen 3 Final Guide Kaitei ban (2005) | Sakura Taisen V Kouryaku Hoshigoyomi (2005) | Sakura Taisen V Final Guide (2005) | Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen Kouryaku Roman Gahou (2008)
Game Works: Sakura Taisen Genga & Settei Shiryoushuu (1996/2002) | Sakura Taisen 2 Genga & Settei Shiryoushuu (1998/2002) | Sakura Taisen 3 Genga & Settei Shiryoushuu (2001) | Sakura Taisen Joukikoushou (2002) | Sakura Taisen V Genga & Settei Shiryoushuu (2005) | Sakura Taisen V Joukikoushou USA (2006)
Misc.: Sakura Taisen Ouka Kenran OVA Fan Book Joukan (1998) | Sakura Taisen Ouka Kenran OVA Fan Book Gekan (1998) | Sakura Taisen Teigeki Kayou Piano Hikigatari Zenshuu (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Piano Hikigatari Kayou Zenshuu (1998)| Sakura Taisen 3 Piano Hikigatari Kayou Zenshuu (2001)| Sakura Taisen / Piano Hikigatari Kayou Zenshuu (2002) | Sakura Taisen Illustrations The Origin + Tribute (2003) | Sakura Taisen Chronicle Box (2003) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Postcard Book (2003) | Sakura Taisen OVA Book Koushiki Irasuto & Settei Shiryou Visual Guide (2003) | | Sakura Taisen Aizouhin Mokuroku (2004) | Sakura Taisen 1~V Illustrations Fujishima Kousuke no Character Shigoto (2006) | Pachinko CR Sakura Taisen 2 Complete Works (2010) | Sakura Taisen 15th Anniversary Taishou Roman Graph (2011)
Film
Sakura Taisen: Kouryaku Video (1997) | Sakura Taisen Hanagumi Video Bromide Joukan (1997) | Sakura Taisen Hanagumi Video Bromide Gekan (1997) | Sakura Taisen 2: Denei Junbi Gou (1998) | Sakura Taisen: Ouka Kenran (1997) | Sakura Taisen: Gouka Kenran (1999) | Sakura Taisen TV (2000) | Sakura Wars: The Movie (2001) | Sakura Taisen: Sumire (2002) | Sakura Taisen: École de Paris (2003) | Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau Paris (2004) | Sakura Taisen: New York NY (2007) | Sakura Taisen OVA Series Blu-ray Box (2020) | Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation (2020)
See also: Sakura Taisen stage shows