Sakura Wars Gets New RPG App in S. Korea
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Snowpipe released the Sakura Taisen: Sakura no Uta smartphone role-playing game for iOS and Android devices in South Korea on Thursday. Inspired by Sega's Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars) franchise, the game is an upgraded version of the Sakura Taisen: Densetsu no Hajimari game that Snowpipe released in 2017. (Note: Game titles are Japanese translations of the Korean titles.)
In the new game, the franchise's main characters such as Ichirō Ōgami, Sakura Shingūji, and Maria Tachibana return. The game features story, player-versus-player, and raid modes.
Sega also announced in April that it is developing a new game in the franchise. The new game is temporarily titled Shin Sakura Taisen (New Sakura Wars). Sega Holdings President and CEO Haruki Satomi then stated in an interview that the game will "not end with just a game." Sega is planning a simultaneous release of the game in Japan and Asia.
Original creator Oji Hiroi and Sega launched the first game in the franchise for the Sega Saturn in 1996, and the latest game in the series, Sakura Taisen V: Saraba Itoshiki Hito yo, launched for the PlayStation 2 in Japan in 2005. Sakura Taisen V is the only game in the series with an official English release. NIS America released the game under the title Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love in March 2010 for the PS2 and Nintendo Wii.
The multimedia franchise also includes a television anime series, six video anime projects, an anime film, and manga.