A new Sakura Wars game has just been released in Japan and is coming west next year, but a group of dedicated fans just accomplished what Sega couldn’t in 23 years.
The fan translation of the original Sega Saturn version of the first Sakura Wars game, vintage 1996, has just been released courtesy of a group helmed by e by NSteam (who worked on the excellent translation of Dragon Force 2) and cj_iwakura known within the community for the work of Iwakura Productions.
Below you can check out a trailer for the fan translation and you can download the patch here.
If you’re unfamiliar with how to apply the patch, everything is covered in the readme file within the package.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Sakura Wars series and would like to know why it matters, you should look no further than my dedicated article explaining what it’s all about.
If you’d like to know more about the new Project Sakura Wars you can enjoy the reveal of the DLC coming for the game, the latest gameplay showing Claris in action, the latest trailer, the previous gameplay and more trailers, the latest screenshots, the first trailer of the character design series featuring Bleach creator Tite Kubo, the previous gallery of screenshots, the one before, another batch of images focusing on romance, another reveal with two new characters and videos, and the beautiful anime opening cutscene,
We also have 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.