Sega is continuing to show more art assets of its upcoming game Shin Sakura Taisen, code-named in the west Project Sakura Wars.
The first page shows the character design art for Lancelot from the London Revenue.
The original design was created by BunBun, known for his work on Sword Art Online and Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru.
We also get to see her “Bridven” mecha designed by Mika Akitaka, well-known for the mecha design of Gundam ZZ, Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Martian Successor Nadesico, and Galaxy Fraulein Yuna.
The second page shows the Floral Revue’s very own fangirl and Itsuki Saijo and the local confectionery store clerk Hiromi Hongo. They were designed by Noizi Ito, whom you may know for her work on the Shakugan no Shana and Haruhi Suzumiya novel series.
Both pages also showcase the work of Masashi Kudo, who converted the original art into its final in-game look. He performed the same task for the Bleach anime series.
It’s doubtless that for this game Sega gathered an art team full of stars, including Bleach creator Tite Kubo.
If you’d like to learn more about Project Sakura Wars, you can enjoy the lastest gallery of screenshots, the previous one screenshots, another batch of images focusing on romance, another reveal with two new characters and videos, the beautiful anime opening cutscene, a music video dedicated to Sakura, one featuring Hatsuho one focusing on Elise, one showcasing Lancelot, one featuring Anastasia Palma, another starring Huang Yui, one showing Claris, more trailers, the latest gameplay, latest gallery of screenshots, another gallery, the previous gameplay reveal, another 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.