Today Sega released several official screenshots of its upcoming game Shin Sakura Taisen, also known as Project Sakura Wars for the western market.
A few more (unfortunately smaller) images were also includeed in a website update focusing on the bonds between the hero Seijuro Kamiyama and the heroines belonging to the new Floral Revue.
We get to see how the bond between them will become stronger as they interact in the adventure part of the game and fight together in the battle part.
This will make the girls stronger in turn depending on the actions taken by the player and how many enemies they defeat together.
By satisfying certain conditions in the battle part of the game, you can unlock a co-op attack with each girl that can be used once per mission.
Following a bespoke and romantic anime cutscene, the status of both the hero and the corresponding heroine will be greatly enhanced for a while.
You can check out all the screenshots below.
If you’d like to learn more about Project Sakura Wars, you can enjoy the previous batch of screenshots, 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, 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.