On October 18, Sega announced that they will release a new SKU for Sakura Wars (2019) under their “New Price Edition” banner. The SKU, which will be released on December 17, 2020, will carry a suggested price of 3,600 yen ($34.10 USD).
Sega released an image of the updated box art, which you can check out below.
About Sakura Wars (2019)
Sakura Wars was directed by Tetsuya Ootsubo at Sega, with Tetsu Katano producing. Bleach creator Tite Kubo provided the original character designs, while Jiro Ishii (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Under the Dog) was in charge of the story structure. Series composer Kohei Tanaka (One Piece, Mobile Fighter G Gundam) returned to score the game’s soundtrack.
The title, which is available on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console, launched in Japan on December 12, 2019. According to Famitsu, it sold through 166,771 as of January 13, 2020.
Sega released Sakura Wars worldwide on April 28, 2020. They describe it as:
The stage is set in a steampunk version of 1940s Imperial Tokyo. Only a short while ago, a cataclysmic event destroyed the Imperial Combat Revue of Tokyo, the capital’s global defense force stationed at the Imperial Theater. Now home to the Flower Division, an inept rookie squad who also strives to impart hope on the citizenry with their theatrical talents, the theater has fallen on hard times and risks closure. It’s up to Seijuro Kamiyama as the captain of the new Tokyo revue to lead his squad and restore the Imperial Combat Revue and the theater back to their former glory! With the help of the revue’s five colorful performers, he must rise to the challenge of competing in the Combat Revue World Games, protecting the inhabitants of Tokyo and getting the theater back on track.
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