Today Sega released a demo of Shin Sakura Taisen, code-named in the west Project Sakura Wars.
The demo is available now on the Japanese PlayStation Store and will require 5.5 gigabytes of your bandwidth to download.
It includes 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.
It’s worth mentioning that the demo has been especially creafted to let you experience the game’s features and it’s different from the final product, so you won’t be able to transfer your save when the full game launches.
Of course, it’s exclusively in Japanese, and you’ll need a Japanese PSN account to download and install it. Once you have installed it, you’ll be able to play it on any account you have on your PS4 as long as the console is set as primary.
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, closer to the western release.
If you want to see more about Project Sakura Wars, you can also enjoy the latest gameplay and trailers, some screenshots from earlier today, 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, 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, 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.