On June 29, the official Sakura Revolution website announced that the planned shutdown date for the game was delayed. The title will officially end service on July 20, 2021 at 13:00 JST (7/20/2021 at 12:00AM EDT, 7/19/2021 at 9:00PM PDT). After this point, the game will switch to a LImited Function version, which we detail below.
Players will be able to download the data bundle for the Limited Function version through July 31, 2021 at 12:59 JST (7/30/2021 at 11:59PM EDT, 7/30/2021 at 8:59PM PDT). The download is required to keep using the app past the final termination date.
Previously, Sega announced that service would end on June 30.
The Limited Version
The limited version of Sakura Revolution will include the following features:
- Character Model Viewer
- Story, Music, And Movie Viewers
- Character Data Collection
- Alternate Costume Viewer
The viewers will include all characters and story segments, regardless of player progress through the main game. However, if a player has not played through the tutorial by July 20, they will be unable to choose their commander’s gender, and the name will default to “Yoshitaka Oishi.”
The final application, with the limited data bundle, will weigh in at about 5.2GB.
About Sakura Revolution
Sakura Revolution 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 title officially launched on December 15, 2020 at 15:00 JST, when it was added to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Play stores. The initial release included the first two main story chapters, which took players through Aogashima and the Kyushu and Chugoku regions. Chapter 3 officially debuted on January 12, 2021, taking Shino and the New Imperial Combat Revue to the Shikoku region. The game’s fourth chapter launched on April 22, 2021, and brought the team to the Kinki region.
The final chapter launched on May 26, 2021.
On December 22, 2020, Sega Sammy announced that the title had reached 500,000 downloads. On January 21, 2021, Sega announced that the title crossed one million downloads. On February 22, 2021, Sega announced that Sakura Revolution officially crossed 1.5 million downloads.
On April 22, Sega announced that Sakura Revolution would end service on June 30.
The Combat Revue Review, in cooperation with members of the Taisho Cafe Discord group, are currently working to archive the game’s story, assets, and other elements as part of the Sakura Revolution Archive Project.