Project Sakura Wars for PS4 Gets New Screenshots Showing Mecha Tournament Battles

Today Sega sent a press release with new screenshots and details of its upcoming game Shin Sakura Taisen, code-named in the west Project Sakura Wars.

Project Sakura Wars

Today Sega sent a press release with new screenshots and details of its upcoming game Shin Sakura Taisen, code-named in the west Project Sakura Wars.

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This time around we take a look at the World Floral Revue Tournament, that plays a central role in the story of the game.

The tournament involves 3 vs. 3 team battles, letting players decides which members they want to bring along depending on their abilities and personal preference.

Matches don’t have teams fight directly against each other. Instead, they are prompted to destroy target enemies.

During a round, you earn points depending on how many target enemies you obliterate, and those points are reflected in a tug-of-war-style gauge at the top of the screen.

If the gauge reaches one of the edges or if the time expires, the team with more points wins the round. Winning two rounds means bringing home the whole match.

Enemies appear in various places of the map, at times even in more than one location at once. They also disappear after a certain amount of time. It’s important to get to them before the opposing team to score more points.

Occasionally, golden enemy target appear, and those yield bonus point, so you should prioritize them.

Even during the tournament, story events continue to happen, letting the player enjoy interactions with team members and rivals.

If you’d like to learn more about Project Sakura Wars, you can enjoy the previous screenshotsanother batch of images focusing on romance, another 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 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 will come on November 21.

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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.