When Sega said that it intended to bring back the Sakura Wars franchise in style, they meant it.
Today, during a stage presentation at Tokyo Game Show 2019 in Chiba, Japan, the developer announced that an anime series dedicated to the upcoming PS4 game Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars in the west) is in production.
The anime series, titled Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation, will be broadcasted in Japan in 2020.
The animation will be handled by Sanzigen, which is also working on the anime cutscenes of the game.
With the announcement, we also got a trailer, which you can enjoy below, while the key visual is at the bottom of the post.
If you’d like to learn more about Project Sakura Wars, you can enjoy the latest gameplay from earlier today, a few new trailers, the earlier gallery of screenshots, another gallery, the latest gameplay reveal, the previous one, and an earlier gallery of screenshots and art.
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.