On July 26, the official Sakura Wars website updated to remove several elements promoting mobile game Sakura Kakumei ~Hana Saku Otome-tachi~ (Sakura Revolution: Maidens in Bloom). The main banner, as well as a module confirming the game’s end-of-service were both removed from the site, though news entries from the lead-up to launch are still present.

The Sakura Wars homepage, as of July 19, 2021

The Sakura Wars homepage, as of July 19, 2021

About Sakura Revolution

A young woman in a pink uniform posts before a white background.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.

Analytics service App Annie reported that Sakura Revolution was the #2 most downloaded title in Japan’s iOS App Store and the top downloaded game on the Google Play store for December 2020.

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 game officially ended service on July 20 at 13:00 JST (7/20/2021 at 12:00AM EDT, 7/19/2021 at 9:00PM PDT)

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.