Project Sakura Wars PS4 Gameplay Shows Claris in Action for the First Time and Ikusa-Chan Feature

Today Sega showcased new gameplay of its upcoming game Shin Sakura Taisen, also-known-as Project Sakura Wars in the west. 

Project Sakura Wars

Today Sega showcased new gameplay of its upcoming game Shin Sakura Taisen, also-known-as Project Sakura Wars in the west. 

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First and foremost, we get to see Claris in action at the controls of her Mugen mecha for the first time. 

The Belgian-born heroine fights using western-style magic, and her attacks appear to be definitely effective. She can even use homing projectiles that appear to be particularly effective against flying enemies.

Her special attack “Arbitre d’Enfer” is also rather spectacular.

Watch her in action below, courtesy of a livestream hosted by the Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation.

Incidentally, the battle showcased in this video is part of the “Ikusa-chan” (which translates as “Battle-chan”) feature. Basically, it’s a battle simulator that lets us replay past story battles and includes additional quests. 

If you want to see more about Project Sakura Wars, you can also enjoy the latest trailer, the previous gameplay and more trailersthe latest screenshotsthe first trailer of the character design series featuring Bleach creator Tite Kubothe previous gallery of screenshots, the one beforeanother 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 Sakuraone featuring Hatsuho one focusing on Elise, one showcasing Lancelot, one featuring Anastasia Palma, another starring Huang Yui, one showing Clarismore trailers, the latest gameplay latest gallery of screenshots, another gallery, the previous gameplay revealanother 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.

A demo has recently been made available on the Japanese PlayStation Store.

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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.