Today the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu hosted a livestream dedicated to Shin Sakura Taisen, also known as Project Sakura Wars in the west.
The video showcases what appears to be a final or near-final build of the game, including the first hour of gameplay.
While you may have seen much of it as part of the demo, there are definitely moments that weren’t included.
Chiefly, we get to see the opening cutscene, which features a heroine who will prove very familiar to old fans of the series.
Of course, you should keep in mind that the video includes mild spoilers for those who want to go in completely blind.
Mind you, from what we have seen so far, the game appears to include the most telegraphed plot twist of the story of the gaming industry, but we can’t know for sure just yet.
If you want to see more about Project Sakura Wars, you can also enjoy 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.
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.