Project Sakura Wars PS4 Demo Detailed; First Screenshots Released

Today Sega offered more details about the PS4 demo coming for Shin Sakura Taisen, code named in the west Project Sakura Wars.

Sakura Wars

Following the announcement made last week, today Sega offered more details about the PS4 demo of Shin Sakura Taisen, code named in the west Project Sakura Wars.

We learn that the demo, which will be released for free on the Japanese PlayStation Store on November 21, will focus on both the adventure and the battle portions of the game.

In the adventure part, you’ll be able to explore the Imperial Theater and enjoy communication with the staff and with the heroines of the new Floral Revue, including the renewed LIPS conversation system.

In the battle part you can control both the hero Seijuro Kamiyama and one of the heroines, Azami Mochizuki.

From how Sega describes it, this seems a possibly refined version of the demo playable at Tokyo Game Show. I tried it, and it was a lot of fun, so you’re in for a treat.

We also get the first screenshots of the demo, which you can see below.

Of course, the demo will be only in Japanese, and you’ll need a Japanese PSN account to download and install it. That being said, Sega has always been good at distributing its demos for the western market, so we might get an English version at some point.

If you’d like to learn more about Project Sakura Wars, you can enjoy the latest reveal with two new characters and videosthe beautiful anime opening cutscene, a music video dedicated to Sakuraone featuring Hatsuho one focusing on Elise, one showcasing Lancelot, one featuring Anastasia Palma, another starring Huang Yuimore trailers, the latest gameplay latest gallery of screenshots, another gallery, the previous gameplay revealanother one, and an earlier gallery of screenshots and art.

You can also check out some awesome artwork by main character designer Tite Kubo and the second batch of character sketches.

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.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.