Today Sega released another batch of screenshots of the upcoming Shin Sakura Taisen, codenamed “Project Sakura Wars” for the west.
We get to take another look at Arthur and Lancelot from the London Revue, alongside their Bridven mecha.
Another screenshots shows their home base, the Great Imperial Hotel in near the Chuo station.
The focus of most of the screenshots is on two of our heroines, Atsuho Shinonome and Claris and on their iconic red and green Mugen-type mecha.
Atsuho’s wields a giant hammer, and Claris holds a magic book.
Claris’ special attack “Arbitre d’enfer” can lock onto many enemies and shower them with magical projectiles.
Atsuho’s special attack is Shinonome Jinja no Kagura Hammer and is related to her work as a shrine maiden.
Shininome Jinja is the name of the shrine that belongs to her family, and Kagura is sacred dance dedicated to the Kami performed at Shinto shrines.
You can check out the screenshots below.
Incidentally, we recently heard that one of the sources of inspiration for the battle system is the opening animation of Sakura Wars 3, which you can watch here.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Sakura Wars series, you should take a look at my dedicated article explaining what it’s all about.
The game will launch in Japan exclusively for PS4 on December 12, and in the west in 2020.