SEGA and DelightWorks yesterday (2nd September) announces a new smartphone game project “Sakura Kakumei” (サクラ革命) based on the “Sakura Wars” franchise. The new title was previously announced separately as project “B.L.A.C.K” and “Japan Dakkan.” The game officially opens for pre-registration and is set to release in fall 2020.
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A special anime by CloverWorks has been revealed to introduce the universe and game setting.
“Sakura Kakumei” is set in a modern day “Sakura Wars” world in 2011 which is about seven decades after the PS4 “Sakura Wars” game. At some point in the Sakura Taisen world, steam technology and spirit particles energy became unusable, pushing Japan in a state of turmoil.
Later on, a new energy source was created, and this new energy is distributed all over Japan through towers sending radio waves. The new characters from the Imperial Combat Revue and the members of B.L.A.C.K. oppose each other.
The game is a turn-based RPG where players will play as the commander and lead the girls to win in battles. The girls fight wearing armor called “Spiricle Dress” (霊子ドレス), instead of Spiricle Striker Mugen like the “Sakura Wars” games used to be.
Taisho era year 100.
Japan, which suffered devastating damage in the “Capital Catastrophe” that occurred 16 years ago, has been reconstructed thanks to a new type of energy based on spiritual power, “Mirai.”
However, with the activation of the “New Capital Tower,” the cherry blossoms no longer bloomed and demons called Kouki started to increase in numbers, attacking people all over the country. During this time, the guardian of the people was a government organization called “Great Imperial Combat Revue B.L.A.C.K.” These girls took the country by storm with their awesome live performances while protecting the lives of citizens.
With Mirai and B.L.A.C.K., the people thought that placing their trust in the government will bring continued peace. Although a few have realized that this prosperity was a lie. They call themselves “Imperial Combat Revue.” Bring the government’s real plan to light, and take back Japan!
Imperial Combat Revue
■ Shino Sakura (咲良しの) – CV: Moeka Kishimoto (岸本 萌佳)
■ Fuka Aoshima (青島 ふうか) – CV: Ayu Matsuura (松浦 愛弓)
■ Asobi Mikohama (神子浜 あせび) – CV: Yuko Natsuyoshi (夏吉 ゆうこ)
■ Prana Tosei (統星プラナ) – CV: Nao Touyama (東山 奈央)
■ Kurumi Saimei (最明クルミ) – CV: Lynn
■ Meisa Akashi (夷守メイサ) – CV: Ami Koshimizu (小清水 亜美)
The game’s theme songs “SAKURA HIKARU Revolution” and “Wonderful Future” are performed by the two groups Imperial Combat Revue and B.L.A.C.K. respectively. The two songs are produced by renowned composer Kōhei Tanaka (田中公平).
Players can now pre-register the game via the official site. The pre-registration rewards are as follows:
10,000: Spiricle Crystals x 150 + Otome Kiseki x 2
50,000: A total of Spiricle Crystals x 300 + Supplies
100,000: A total of Spiricle Crystals x 450 + Otome Kiseki x 10
150,000: A total of Spiricle Crystals x 600 + Otome Kiseki x 15 + Supplies
200,000: A total of Spiricle Crystals x 750 + Otome Kiseki x 20
300,000: A total of Spiricle Crystals x 900 + Otome Kiseki x 30 + Supplies