Sakura Wars rekindles with a western release in 2020

Sega will bring back the Sakura Wars series next year with a PlayStation 4 launch that is bound for the West, too.

“Project Sakura Wars” (a working title) will be just the second game in the franchise launched in this region, and the first one overall since 2005. It follows Sakura Wars: So Long My Love, which launched in 2005 on PlayStation 2. That launched in the West in 2010, along with a port for the Wii.

The newest game will be set in “a romanticized version of 1940s Imperial Tokyo,” 10 years after the events of the last game. The Sakura Wars franchise is a tactical role-playing game (with dating sim and visual novel elements) that began in 1996 with Sakura Wars on Sega CD. Its third and fourth games launched on the much-beloved Dreamcast, but never came west.

The game is due in Spring 2020.

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