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Project Sakura Wars for PS4 Gets New Art by Ken Sugimori & Yukiko Horiguchi of Huang Yui & Gekizo

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Project Sakura Wars for PS4 Gets New Art by Ken Sugimori & Yukiko Horiguchi of Huang Yui & Gekizo

Sega is continuing to show more assets of its upcoming game Shin Sakura Taisen, code-named in the west Project Sakura Wars.

Sega is continuing to show more assets of its upcoming game Shin Sakura Taisen, code-named in the west Project Sakura Wars.

This time around we get two new pages [Sources 1, 2] of artwork from the 72-page artbook that will be included in the limited edition of the game in Japan.

In the first page we get to see Huang Yui from the Shanghai revue and her mecha, created by K-On! and Lucky Star Character Designer Yukiko Horiguchi. Her mecha was designed Mika Akitaka, well-known for the mecha design of Gundam ZZ , Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Martian Successor Nadesico, and Galaxy Fraulein Yuna.

We also get to see how Masashi Kudo brought the original art into the game.

The second page includes illustration of the mascot Gekizo-kun by Ken Sugimori, whom you likely know as the Pokémon series’ Art Director and Character Designer.

In case you don’t know, Gekizou-kun actually our hero Seijuro Kamiyama transformed to peform his role as the new propaganda director of the Imperial Theater.

You can check both out below.

If you’d like to learn more about Project Sakura Wars, you can enjoy the latest screenshots, the previous batch of images focusing on romance, another reveal with two new characters and videosthe beautiful anime opening cutscene, a music video dedicated to Sakuraone featuring Hatsuho one focusing on Elise, one showcasing Lancelot, one featuring Anastasia Palma, another starring Huang Yui, one showing Clarismore trailers, the latest gameplay latest gallery of screenshots, another gallery, the previous gameplay revealanother one, and an earlier gallery of screenshots and art.

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.

A demo will come on November 21.

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