New Sakura Wars Game Gets Novel on December 19
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Amazon is listing a novel adaptation of Sega's Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars in English) game with a release date of December 19. The novel is titled Shin Sakura Taisen ~Hizakura no Koro~ (Hizakura Season), and Ayumu Mugi is penning the novel.
The game will launch for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 19, and in the West in spring 2020. The game will take place in the 29th year of the fictionalized "Taisho" period of the franchise in the capital of Tokyo, 12 years after Sakura Wars V. Japan's actual Taisho period only lasted for 15 years, and the kanji used to write "Taisho" in Sakura Wars is different from the kanji used for the real Taisho period.
The game's protagonist is Seijuro Kamiyama, and the story follows him as he leads a "New Imperial Assault Force." Kouma once again appear in the capital, and Assault Forces are created in towns all over the world.
Bleach manga creator Tite Kubo is the main character designer for the new game, but the game has other character designers for other characters, including Yukiko Horiguchi (K-ON!, Tamako Market) for the Shanghai Assault Force characters, BUNBUN (Izetta: The Last Witch, Sakura Quest) for the London Assault Force characters, Humikane Shimada (Girls und Panzer, Strike Witches) for the Berlin Assault Force characters, and Noizi Ito (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya).
Kōhei Tanaka is returning to the franchise to compose the music, Jirō Ishii (Under the Dog, BBK/BRNK, Monster Strike the Animation anime, 428: Shibuya Scramble and 'Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors' games) is in charge of story composition, and Ouji Hiroi is credited with the original work.