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On the August 23 episode of WWE Raw, an enterprising Sakura Wars fan brought a sign in to the show. The sign, which reads “Buy and Play Sakura Wars” can be seen clearly in the background of a promotional photo published by the WWE’s official twitter account.

Sakura Wars launched worldwide on April 28, 2020.

About Sakura Wars

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 describes 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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