It looks like this new generation of the Imperial Combat Revue will make its debut in time for Halloween festivities. Earlier today, Sega hosted a Sakura Wars event as part of their Tokyo Game Show 2020 live stream. During the festivities, the publisher revealed a new trailer for upcoming mobile title Sakura Revolution: Maidens In Bloom (Sakura Kakumei: Hanasaku Otome-tachi).

The 60-second promo is narrated by Moeka Kishimoto, who plays Sakura Shino, who introduces the broad strokes of the backstory.

According to the trailer, Sakura grew up in Aogashima watching stars brilliantly shine onstage… er… TV. Deep down, she hopes to emulate stars like her mother, who bring smiles to people across Japan by joining the legendary Imperial Combat Revue.

Sixteen years ago, though, a frightening fate befell that stage. Now Sakura must discover what happened to the Imperial Combat Revue and, more important, her mother. But she won’t be going it alone, as she’ll make a ton of friends and allies along the way!

A still from Sakura Kakumei, which features several woman (and one man) posing for a photo in a busy square.

A new trailer is scheduled to be released on October 6. According to Sakura Revolution’s listing on the iOS App store, the game will launch on October 28.

In addition to the new trailer, the Google Play store and Apple iTunes Store updated with a new app icon for the title, which you can check out below.

Sakura Revolution app icon, which features Shino Sakura posing with a sword.

About Sakura Revolution

Sakura Revolution is a mobile RPG that’s being developed by Delightworks (Fate/Grand Order). The title was originally announced via two dueling projects: Sega’s Project B.L.A.C.K. and Delightworks’ Nippon Dakkan, before both were revealed to be one and the same during a live streaming event on September 2, 2020.

The Plot

Sakura Revolution is set in an alternate version of Tokyo, in the year Taisho 100 (2011 CE). In the year Taisho 84 (1995 CE), disaster struck the capital in a calamity known as the Great Imperial Capital Disaster. The nation was able to rebuild and recover, thanks to the discovery of a new energy based on spiritual power, known only as Mirai.

Sadly, with the activation of the New Imperial Tower, the cherry blossoms stopped blooming. Moreover, demons known as “Koki” began to increase in number, lashing out to attack people across the nation. To protect the people, the government formed the Great Imperial Combat Revue B.L.A.C.K., who protect the people from evil while bringing light to their hearts with unmatched live performances.

While peace reigns among the people thanks to Mirai and B.L.A.C.K. and many have put their trust in the government, some have come to realize that it is but a false prosperity.

These brave souls are known as the Imperial Combat Revue, and their mission is to uncover the government’s conspiracy and retake Japan!

The Cast

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Shino Sakura (CV: Moeka Kishimoto)
  • Fuka Aoshima (CV: Ayu Matsuura)
  • Asebi Mikohama (CV: Yuko Natsuyoshi)
  • Prana Tosei (CV: Lynn)
  • Meisa Akashi (CV: Ami Koshimizu)
  • Kurumi Saimei (CV: Nao Tōyama)
  • Yoshitaka Oishi (CV: Kotaro Nishiyama)
  • Nadeshiko Sakura (CV: Rie Tanaka)
  • Kirin Aoshima (CV: Mika Doi)

The Songs

The Imperial Combat Revue’s debut solo, SAKURA HIKARU Revolution, will feature music by Sakura Wars composer Kohei Tanaka. Aki Hata wrote the lyrics, while Kenta Higashioji handled the arrangement.

B.L.A.C.K.’s debut solo, Wonderful Future  was also composed by Kohei Tanaka, with Aki Hata writing the lyrics and Kenta Higashioji handling arrangements.