When Sakura Revolution: Blooming Maidens launched in Japan a few days ago, western fans found themselves locked out.
A persistent maintenance message signalled that Sega had IP-locked the game only to fans playing in Japan.
Of course, crafty players managed to play via a VPN, but that’s always a bother.
The issue lasted only a few days as the message has now disappear and western players have been allowed into the game.
No official announcement has been made by Sega, so we don’t know why the lock has been removed. We also don’t know if this is permanent, so keep in mind that this may change at any time before you invest in the game.
The game can’t be downloaded from the mobile stores in the west without going through a couple of loopholes. iOS users will have to make a Japanese account, while Android users can use QooApp.
Of course, the game is available only in Japanese at the moment, and there is no information about a western release of Sakura Revolution: Blooming Maidens just yet.
You can check out the latest trailer below.
If you’re unfamiliar with Sakura Revolution: Blooming Maidens, it’s set in the 100th year of the Taishou era (71 years after the latest Sakura Wars game). Japan has been devastated by the Imperial Capital’s Great Disaster 16 years before, and it was rebuilt thanks to the energy based on spiritual power named “Mirai.”
Yet, following the building of the New Tower of the Imperial Capital, cherry blossoms have stopped blooming and attacks from demons have intensified.
As people all over the country are endangered, the government approves the formation of the Great Imperial Revue B.L.A.C.K, with the goal of both protecting the people and mesmerizing them with their live performances.
While the peace created by Mirai and B.L.A.C.K. reigns, some realize that the sense of security is misleading. The new Imperial Floral Revue is formed to unveil the governments’ conspiracy and restore Japan.
If you want to see more about the game, you can check out the announcement trailer and the prologue anime episode on top of the first gameplay trailer, another focusing on the world, another trio a few weeks ago, two more, another pair, one more, a previous promotion video, and another.