New info from Famitsu:>The story progresses by moving to specific areas and speaking to specific characters to trigger events. Locations and characters that trigger special conversations and events are indicated by icons.>Players can use a steam-powered portable terminal called a Smatron, an evolution of the Mobile Kinematron, to do things like contact other characters and display the maps>While 10 years have passed since the previous title, the “steam civilization” and “Taisho era romance” settings have not changed. The biggest change from the past is that the Combat Revues, which once existed behind the scenes, are now widely known. >The Great Combat Revue World War is like a global sports festival. In Project Sakura Wars, it is the third one to be held. It is where the Combat Revues from all over the world gather in the Imperial capital and compete in tournament format. However, the tournament that should have been peaceful takes a serious turn…>A “Trust Level” exists between you and the members of the Imperial Combat Revue: Floral Division. The fluctuation in Trust Level affects your battle parameters, as well as the enables the use of cooperative skills. There are also individual endings with each member. The basic framework, such as “Next” notices, has not changed.>Each country’s Combat Reveue and the Imperial Theater staff also appear. The casting will surprise everyone.>Anime movies produced by Sanzigen that total about 40-plus minutes are being prepared. All other scenes are 3D.>Mech design is again being handled by Mika Akitaka.There are 70 to 80 songs. We’re aiming for the most songs in the series. We’re preparing a number of songs from those where everyone sings to solos. Whether the Combat Revues of each country have songs is a secret.https://gematsu.com/2019/04/project-sakura-wars-famitsu-developer-interview-tidbits-oji-hiroi-and-satoru-akahori-commentsOld characters returning and also the DS game is canon
>>17369886>Speaking of the main heroines of Sakura Wars, they wear kimono and wield swords. That was the combination that first came to the mind of character designer Tite Kubo. He is not only the character designer, but also the designer of each character’s sword. He has also proposed other ideas.>Masashi Kudou, who works on the anime version of Bleach, is responsible for the visual settings when making 3D models. Tite Kubo vouched for him, saying, “If anyone can do it, it’s Masashi Kudou.”>Tite Kubo works fast. When I came back to the office after our meeting, he already drew up a rough draft. His speed is incredible.>Script writer Takaaki Suzuki, who is known for Girls and Panzer, has offered historical accuracy suggestions.>We still have many secret weapons (within the staff).
>>17369890>Protagonist Seijuurou Kamiyama is a flexible character who can become the lover or the comedian depending on the player’s choices. He is an amusing guy. Expect some “scenes” happen in front of the shower room, similar to past titles.>Sakura is a little clumsy. Hatsuhou is a different type compared to Kanna. There is a meaning behind Azami’s clothes. Claris has a sharp tongue and sometimes scolds others with phrases like, ‘Please go to hell!’ She is recommended to those want to be scolded by her voice actor Saori Hayami.>Development is 40 to 50 percent complete. Basic parts such as character and background modeling, scenario, and music are complete. Voice recording is also nearing the final stages, and after that is the stage where we put it all together as a game.>The plan is to keep our winter release (in Japan). We want to share more news as quickly as possible.
The more I read about New Sakura Wars, the more I think it's a far more competent Valkyria Azure Revolution and with actual reason this time. I'll bust my gut if Kubo inserts Shinkai and Bankai in the katana functions though.>INB4 we get a leaflet of Akitaka's Mecha Musume designs for the Koubus bundled with the game
>>17369886what about her boyfriend?
>>17369893>From Spirit Armor to Spirit Combat Machine*>In the battle parts, Kamiyama and the heroines will board and fight using steam-powered humanoid weapons that can only be piloted by those who possess strong spirit power. In this installment, aside from the existing 'Spirit Armor', a new generation model called 'Spirit Combat Machine' will be introduced. As higher power outputs for spirit mechanisms have been made possible, in the last 10 years following the Great Kouma War it has been adopted for use by many countries. Even in the Imperial Combat Revue, it is used by everyone excepting Sakura.*Actually written 霊子戦闘機(Spirit Particle Combat Machine). 戦闘機 is actually used for fighter aircraft in japanese.Unit names: top> Spirit Combat Machine - Mugen (same as 'infinity' or 'limitless'bottom> Spirit Armor - Type-3 KoubuThe text beneath the pictures are a bit too small for me right now.
>>17369886>The Great Combat Revue World War is like a global sports festival. In Project Sakura Wars, it is the third one to be held. It is where the Combat Revues from all over the world gather in the Imperial capital and compete in tournament format. However, the tournament that should have been peaceful takes a serious turnwill it involve the devil koubu?
>>17370015damn it really is G gundam
>>17369893>>17369992Getting over the small text with a bit more guesswork and OCR.>Mugen Spirit Combat Machine>The first Spirit Combat Machine mass-produced by Kanzaki Heavy Industries. Developed based on the Type-3 Koubu Spirit Armor, it was created as an official Spirit Combat Machine. Possessing few quirks and an easily-handled frame it plays an active role as the Imperial Combat Revue Floral Division's main force.>Type-3 Koubu Spirit Armor>A Spirit Armor developed by Kanzaki Heavy Industries, using the 'Koubu Type-2' that was the main force in [Sakura Taisen 4] as base. While its overall combat power is inferior to Spirit Combat Machines, it served as the foundation for the Mugen Spirit Combat Machine to be built on.
>>17369886>Each country’s Combat Reveue and the Imperial Theater staff also appear.Wonder if the makeup of the other troupes will also be one guy with a bunch of girls or they'll be all-girl groups.
>>17369893>Claris has a sharp tongue and sometimes scolds others with phrases like, ‘Please go to hell!’ She is recommended to those want to be scolded by her voice actor Saori Hayami.PRAISE HAYAMIN
>>17369893>Claris has a sharp tongue and sometimes scolds others with phrases like, ‘Please go to hell!’ She is recommended to those want to be scolded by her voice actor Saori Hayami.Wow, I can't believe they actually made something that panders specifically to me.
>>17370084>>17370102Sakura Wars trying to make up for the sin that is Saori Hayami being typecast as incredibly bland yamato nadeshikos in most of the stuff she's in.
>>17369886>There are 70 to 80 songs.so this is pretty much confirms that all the old reveues will return, right? There is no way that only new cast will share 80 fucking songs
>>17370447>Whether the Combat Revues of each country have songs is a secret.Maybe this means remixes for the ST3 and ST5 OPs as well?
>>17369893>She is recommended to those want to be scolded by her voice actor Saori Hayami.W-who would ever want something like that?
Kubo is great designer.
>>17370943still wondering what hatsuho's weapon iskubo's poster showed a wooden pole on her back but not all of it, and there's nothing here too
>>17371392Looks like a hammer.
>>17371392Looking at what she's stepping on in addition to the cut shot of the ring-handle, it's probably a kanabo ?
>>17371965Oh wait, that's actually a close-up of her hair ornament design. Looking at >>17369890 it might be a polearm ?
Dug up the games, plan on replaying the whole series. Can't find my copy of 2, but I only had the PC and Saturn versions anyway and PC probably doesn't work on current OS and my Saturn broke over a decade ago so I'll probably get the 1+2 download on my Vita TV.Also holy shit I hadn't played the remake of 1 in over 13 years.
This is Sega's biggest project this century, isn't it?
>>17372050https://www.frontlinejp.net/2018/04/14/new-sakura-taisen-sakura-wars-game-announced/> Sega’s CEO, Satomi Hajime, is personally taking charge of the project.Yep.
>>17369893>Claris has a sharp tongue and sometimes scolds others with phrases like, ‘Please go to hell!’ She is recommended to those want to be scolded by her voice actor Saori Hayami.H-How did they know?
>>17369893>Claris has a sharp tongue and sometimes scolds others with phrases like, ‘Please go to hell!’ She is recommended to those want to be scolded by her voice actor Saori Hayami.
2nd ED best ED
so, anything new?
>>17373874I haven't seen anything new yet.
https://youtu.be/hYxsN-XyynAReally excited to hear the music. These games have really underrated soundtracks
>>17370084>>17370102>>17370552>>17372246Sugita I know that's you
actually considering getting that WSJ issue (19) physically shipped to collect the poster
>>17373874at this point it's probably going to be info slowly being dripped out unless kubo is also doing a one shot manga before release >mfw winter 2019 feels so far away already
>>17374549What an attractive character design. Kubo does it again!
>>17374559You can say anything about his writing, but Kubo's designs will always be among the best in the industry
>>17374559She has huge personality!
>>17373881>Takaaki Suzuki is involvedHold up
>>17370943I dont know about the character design but I kind of dont like it. All the characters look great individually, but together, they feel kinda samey and sameface. Maybe is the 3d but they all looked like big breasted girl 1,2 and 3. with the ones looking unique being the main heroine (because she was flat chested) and the loli.
>>17376663I think their all fineTomboy could use a more interesting outfit but nothing can really beat Kanna i guess
speaking of the kubo drawing showing anastasia being the gun user, it probably feels like the koubu in the trailer with the mounted guns is hersthough it remains to be seen if those lasers are sights or functional weaponry too
Please don't fuck the italian combat revue up or else I cry
>>17376687Goddam how handsome she is. God look at that jawline. Holy shit I wish she could princess carry me and maybe cop me a feel.
Wonder how will they get away with the bath scenes given sony recent shit with vn games
>>17377324The sony president guy in the famitsu article seems to be very excited sakura wars is back at least
>>17376687Kanna is my favourite too, but man, Luffy voice is distracting
>>17372042Is it possible to emulate 5?
>>17374559>>17374549Who has the most fanart on Pixiv?
>>17377620Have you heard her in the anime?
>>17377680Playing on a PS2 so I'm not the one to ask.
>>17377680yesvery easy actually
>>17377689No, i didn't see anime yet, i'm playing through ST 1 now.
>>17377764Slightly distorted, but you get the idea:https://youtu.be/YrITvUhth_g&t=365Skip to 6:05
Guess who's ready to be fucked in many, many positions?https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=74023947
>>17378312They sped up this video but holy fuck, her voice. I don't know if its disgusting or sexy.
Do you know if there's any place that has a single complete gallery of all the Koubu variants used in the games so far, or would it just be looking up screenshots from each individual game?
>>17381666https://e-hentai.org/g/192150/063c106a7a/https://e-hentai.org/g/1051161/9185e474b7/art books for 2 and 3 have pages with for each Koubu's. Nothing from STV sadly.
>tfw no redhead weaboo country girl gf
>>17381889>Samurai Cowboystill the most braindead thing i ever hear
>>17382031>set game in new york>main antagonist is nobunaga
>>17382031You mean the coolest.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A1BptKRZpc
>>17382031Her solo game was actually better than 5.
>>17382057>set game in Japan>beat up Satan and get saved by archangel Michael
>>17382076I like the English OP, shit's pure cheese.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-aILrMl_sU
>>17382083Is that the one where the horse has an actual backflip attack?
Do you think it's even possible for the new game to have anywhere near as much soul as the original series?
>>17382097At least we got God Hand as it's kinda-spiritual successor...which also will get a sequel, never.
>>17382031Samurai cowboys are cool as fuck>>17383303It's modern Sega, flip a coin
With the backstory, anyone get the feeling that the plot twist for this game is that the demons had taken over the world and that the tournament for the new Combat Revues is basically their way of controlling the global populace into preventing them from asking too much questions and that the members of the original Combat Revues became resistance fighters whom the new characters will assume to be terrorists at first?
>>17383303Well its certainly there biggest highest budget game in a while
>>17383676kouma don't work that way dumbass
>>17383303If Sega goes all out like it sounds like they are, then yes.Sega is a drooling idiot most of the time, but when they do hit the mark they make some incredible stuff.
Game looks nice and makes me want to emulate the older game, any recommendation?Hope the new one come to PC eventually.
>>17382076>>17382120>hot-blooded Kageyama song or a cheesy Western TV show introOh my God, you can't go wrong with either choice.
>>17381666these were the best designs for koubu in the entire series and shits on the new york designs prove me wrong
>>17383955What I'd like to see is all of the Soubu variants. Even if it's just a palette swap.
>>17383955Paris Division had some great ones
I'm almost done with a playthrough of 3, going for Hanabi's ending. I was thinking about emulating 5, but looking at a youtube playthrough all the minigames make it look like a pain in the ass, especially since 3 barely had any and they were all skippable.
>>17384247I'm amazed at how hard it is to find that ASCII art of Hanabi with a giant penis given how it was used to troll 2channel non-stop for like 2-3 years back in the day.
>>17384247They are really not that frequent, depending on your choices, you will have to do 3-4 QTEs per chapter
>>17382031HAMBURGER HAMBURGER BANG BANG FUCK YOU
>>17383856I meant the whole world order as we're told. I mean, the Tokyo, New York, and Paris Combat Revues being attacked and that five or ten years later, we have more Combat Revues around the world and a tournament for these Revues. Sounds very suspicious to me?Before anyone says it, I know we might get Sumire back. But I get the feeling her placement as commander of the New Tokyo Combat Revue might have her plot something and it may tie to what happened to the original three Combat Revues.
>>17384678I'd say Sumire's a shoo-in returning character, no point teasing she's back, and then proceed to have her be Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-Game, that would piss the ever living fuck out of her fans.
>>17372261Technically speaking, Saori Hayami already voiced nasty or trash-talking characters before, albeit mostly exclusively in Japanese dubs of foreign media.
>>17384247They arent difficult to complete.only one that bothered me was the one in Cheirons chapter
This part was more awesome and hype than the whole final chapter. This game is great>>17384481>>17386482I guess I'll consider trying 5 then. First I decided to check out 4 since it's supposed to be really short. I keep seeing people mention that it was unfinished.
>>173866334 isn't unfinished, it's just what it is. Every single girl from 1-3 has a route, so it's wide but shallow if you know what I mean. One playthrough is ridiculously short, but the game is somewhat long if you multiply that by all the routes.That being said all the routes still have the same enemies and fights and general story so it's still pretty half-assed.It's not a bad game but it doesn't deserve to be a numbered title.
Did the budget for Sakura Wars games just keep dropping with every subsequent game or something? Like, it seemed like it went from full anime cutscenes to slideshows at one point.
>>17386732but that's wrong, dumbass
>>17386745But you're wrong, dumbass.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J00wzY1NwM&list=PLvKh0hEoFp5Rktq-SeQOCx3Is9DDHNM7u&index=3
>>17386768Play the games first, if you think that there are a lot of anime cutscenes in older games you definitely didn't play themhttps://youtu.be/ugvtTaE7mlg
>>17386732>>17386768ALL of the games in the main series mostly used stills and a very limited amount of animated cutscenes, many reused multiple times or only slightly altered. Why are you shitposting about a game series you clearly never played?>durrr youtubeYou have no fucking business calling anyone a dumbass, retard.
>>173867324 in particular was rushed beyond belief because the Dreamcast was on its deathbed by the time 3 came out.
>>17369886>DS game is canon
>>17384247So would you say 3 plays fine on a DC emulator?I tried playing the first one on a DC emulator and the game froze at random moments towards the end of the first chapter and I had to play the PSP version instead.
>>17391190I played the PC dvd version. 3 and 4 run fine for me and yesterday I saw discussion in the untranslated VN thread on /jp/ where they were talking about how 1 is unplayable on anything but Windows XP (or vr machine). If you're still on Win 7 you should be fine for 3, if not a virtual machine is probably your best option.
Shinguuji SakuraErica FontaineGemini SunriseAmamiya Sakura
>>17391724Why do they look like whores?
>>17381666The "dynamic" poses these mechs make have me lol since they don't have heads
>>17392056The eye camera stands in instead.
>>17382031What about Samurai Mariachi?
>>17392056Nothing wrong with having no head anon
>Sakura Wars will be good>tfw Street of Rage 4 will be a fucking bulshit for hiring shitty western delevolpers.Why the fucking Sega dont hired the people responsable for the first Streets of Rage games?
>>17396350Then why do you still have a head, Anon?
>>17396407>Arcsystem release Double Dragon 4>Looks like a fucking nes Romrack even having experience in 2d games.
>>17396407Cant have em allHopefully sega will do big projects like this for other series in the future
>>17396407Cause they're probably long gone?
>>17396494Wow merged with Sega Overworks and worked on Sakura Wars IV-V, SoA, and those Shinobi PS2 games. So its pretty much the same people. Now its just Sega CS2 at this point
>>17396504I doubt they're interested in working on some old school beat 'em up at this point, then.
>>17396513Well they let a western company borrow the license so yea probably I expect Phantasy Star or Jet Set Radio to get the same treatment at some point
>>17396504They made Shinobi PS2? That was a good fuckin' game.
>>17396520*Big Project treatment
>>17396520>Phantasy StarI mean, Sega green lit those cheap-ass PS2 remakes back in the day, so that goes to show how little they give a shit about that series.>Jet Set RadioHideki Naganuma worked on Lethal League Blaze, so maybe?
>>17396520This is most disturbing, supposedly they had a western company make a one-stage proof of concept type mockup for a new Jet Set Radio but Sega decided not to move ahead with it.
>>17396537Phantasy Star had its own page along with Sakura Wars, Sonic, puyo puyo, etc in the recent surveyThey probably have some plans for the series in the future. Also Atlus has shown interest in working on a Sega IP previously. Im wondering If AM2 would ever work on a high budget release again. VF6 would be cool. AM2 are known huge mecha fans since they made Border Break which looks amazing and they made that great Macross game on the PS2 https://youtu.be/y8FEXLtahuUId love to see a modern fast paced arcade mech game that takes inspiration from this.
What are the chances of any of the songs actually making it into the western version?
>>17396569I'd guess high, as it'd be too much work to go through and replace them. Aside from opening and ending themes, most vocal songs are just used as background for certain cutscenes.
>>17383607Samurai Cowboys are the shit.
>>17396407Wasn't the Dragon Trap remake very good? From what I've seen, SoR4 looks good.
Good morning /m/ from best girl Erica!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVOHQbXD-Cg
>>17396522And with RED they also made GunGrave 1 and 2 and then proceeded to make Dororo : Blood Will tell. They were peak legend during the PS2 era.
>>17396543Are you referring to Evolution? That’s because it wasn’t very good. Everything was way too dark and it was a visual mess. People just got butt hurt that Sega turned down a JSR thing, but if you really rewatch the video, you can see that it’s not what should happen for a reboot/sequel.Naganuma recently said on Twitter that a lot of the JSR support is worldwide, but not as much in Japan specifically. And since Sega of Japan are some of the most incompetent folks in the industry who can’t think things through for even a second, I doubt we’ll see anything major for a while.
>>17399586Giving an Ip to a completely unknown western company especially after the giant steaming pile shit that was Sonic Boom is never a good idea. JSR fans need to chill the fuck out.>>17399479based
>>17401144>Giving an Ip to a completely unknown western company especially after the giant steaming pile shit that was Sonic Boom is never a good idea.Sonic Mania was made by a glorified western indie dev team and it's the best Sonic game in over 20 years. The last two Monster Boy games were also made by western teams. In fact, Streets of Rage 4's devs were the guys behind the Dragon's Trap remake.
>>17401469I said unknownTaxman atleast was working with sega years before his team did mania
>>17401475Well, Lizardcube have also been working with Sega for years, so your point is kind of moot.
>>17401144>Giving an Ip to a completely unknown western company especially after the giant steaming pile shit that was Sonic Boom is never a good idea.MEANWHILE AT SEGAThe first two Panzer Dragoon games, Panzer Dragoon and Panzer Dragoon 2 Zwei, are being remade by Polish publisher Forever Entertainment, according to an official announcement from the company. The first of those products, titled Panzer Dragoon: Remake, is expected to arrive sometime in 2019. Forever Entertainment’s announcement calls the games “refreshed version[s]” of the Panzer Dragoon games. The company promises “completely new graphics compatible with today’s standards and several modifications of the game, making it more attractive to modern players, while remaining faithful to the original in terms of story.”Forever Entertainment, known for games such as:Fear Effect SednaIesabelSparkle 2 EvoHollow
>>17401490Dinosaur games did the jet set radio evolution concept video. Their portfolio isnt exactly impressive.>>17401490jesus I forgot this even existed. I dont even think sega remebers it either. It was annouced in the most nonchalant way possible
>look at discussion of this elsewhere>people think it’s a serious steampunk war strategy game series>some complain about “waifu pandering”Why can’t america just die
>>17401940Most people are unaware this is a series in which you get shot from a gigantic slingshot hidden under theater revue in new york city in order to attack a giant robot atop the lady liberty in your steam/spirit powered mech with cute girls that perform Takarazuka plays. They automatically assume its sega's version of fire emblem after looking through wikipedia once.
>>17401940Still lol at some people say that there is a market for a sakura taisen with all the dating elements taken out to make it a game to be taken "seriously"
>>17401940>serious steampunk war strategy game series>series which from the start has been all about leading and waifuing secret agent mecha pilots/theatre actresses in an episodic half VN/SRPG romp of action, comedy and dramaI would've thought the masked horse riding samurai cowboy waifu would be a big enough sign of how lighthearted this shit was
>>17402138I liked the giant cannon in the Arc De Triomphe
>>17401940We were too cool for waifu pandering in the 90s. The Genesis was a dudebro console through and through.
>>17403235Well, the masked horse riding samurai cowboy waifu didn't come into play until almost ten years into the series.
>>17403362She's still the main heroine of the only game that actually came out in English so more relevant and accessible to these fucks then the original cast
>>17403863>more relevant and accessible to these fucks>released almost 15 years agoDo you really expect these retarded children to look up your ancient retro fossil games, grandpa?>How do these games actually play? curious after the trailer.>Normally strategy RPG, though they have done action RPG before.>it’s like utawarerumono>VN waifushit? I'll pass>it's a dating sim>The short girl looks older than 11 somehow, I think it's the smaller eyes. Did Sega finally uncreep the series?Did Sega finally uncreep the series?
>>17403874The series is pretty tame in terms of fanservice.At worst you'll get bath scenes which are optional and punishable. I never really took a peak cause it would just waste time in the free movement sections
>>17377333He may be, but the problem is the commiefornians
So we all agree that the New York Revue has the best mecha right?
>>17405800I'm not sure, I haven't played 5. Their big difference is they transform between biped and plane forms?
>>17405740>At worst you'll get bath scenesCan't wait to see what Sony's doing to those.
>>17405740>and punishable.But what if they're into that sort of thing?
>>17405889lobelia was a mistake
>>17405800Id say the flower division shinbu designs in the ps2 remake and several F2 designs from the paris division are pretty great in comparison
>Sunnyside makes you pick who's your waifu among the group to decide who'll be the human sacrifice/to inspire you and the rest of the team to tell him to get fucked so that you'll have the willpower needed to kick Nobunaga's ass>you can choose Ratchet who isn't one of the potential legendary waifu candidates in the 2nd go aroundShame I have to replay the whole thing first before I can see how everyone reacts to Shinjiro ruining the master plan because he got a boner for the wrong girlOr how the reincarnated girl feels about getting cucked
>Taisho Year 19. In the Imperial capital Tokyo, a battle called the “Great Kouma War” had begun. The Combat Revues of Tokyo, Paris, and New York boldly confronted the threat and saved the world. But the heroic Combat Revues were annihilated as a result—.Thanks for nothing
>>17407662Im wondering if longtime japanese fans would be up for seeing the past divisions now reaching the age of 30-40
>>17407678They got sealed in an alternate dimension where time stopped so nobody aged.
>>17407678The longtime fans have also reached the age of 30-40. It'll comfort them.
>>17370895Character designing really is his calling. Get him to design your characters and keep him far, far away from the plot and you're golden.
>>17407681Sumire doesn't deserve the punishment of aging while everyone else stays the same
>>17408027At least Ogami likes older women, judging by that crush on Ayame
>>17408129And then there was that time he went and watched Grand Mere take a shower. She's 46 at this point.
Are all the games worth playing? I remember almost pirating 5 on my Wii, but gave up on it for some reason - have had no contact with the series otherwise.I wouldn't mind going back to the first one and going up from there.
>>17369886Which systems will this be released for again?
>>17408170If you can read japanese, 1-4 are all great.
>every single garbage JRPG ever is translated>Sakura Wars 3 isn't
>>17370447Maybe they'll bring back the Kanadegumi, too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DQOi_e0dnI
>>17369886Why the girl look like Kizuna AI?
>>17410209Because the ribbon looks tangentially similar, even though it's a different shape and size and not located in the same place. Also, they've both got long brown hair. That's pretty much the extent of their similarities.
>>17408510Are they voiced? Just the moonrunes is too much for me, but if it's voiced it might be enjoyable.
>>17410236It varies. Some scenes are voiced, some scenes aren't. Ohgami's lines are typically never voiced outside of cutscenes.
Hopefully the US isn't going to impose its warped morality on this game. Rather have no localisation than hamburgers.
>>17410296Imagine if they released a new game and the cast comprises of>a legit autist>a spic>a strong independent professional black woman >a cripple>a trannyBoy wouldn't that be the blunder of the century?
>>17410318I don’t think the cast choices had anything to had anything to do with the United States regulations anon. The director was that dumb. Cowboy Samurai was cute anyway.
>>17410385it's a joke
>>17410398Pretty bad joke anon. Especially since gamer gate shit wasn’t until after it released.
>>17410401yes that's how you're supposed to get that it's a joke dumbass
>>17410296NISA has a long and storied history of localization fuckups.
>>17410406Oh fuck no, are NISA involved? If its a SEGA property, surely Atlus can localize it?
>>17410418Not for the upcoming game, I don't think, but they did localize SW5.
>>17410421Thank God. I can concentrate all my NISA rage on how they're going to fuck up Trails of Cold Steel.
>>17410422What's there left to fuck up that Falcom already hasn't?
>>17410422They brought guys who translated previous Cold Steel games for XSeed so, hopefully, it will be ok.But for new Sakura Taisen game I'm considering getting Japanese version. Playing through ST1 now and language there is very easy.
>>17397264bet you like generic indieshit desingns
Is it worth playing the PC release version of Sakura Wars 1-4, or do I need to emulate it?
>>17405856No bath scenesNo upskirtsNo handholding
>>17408129Did he have one?
>>17410512He blushed quite a few times thinking about her so yes
>>17407545The new MC's suit looks nice, though there's no beating the Fujiyama Star, I find it kind of odd though that none of the new mechs have rocket thrusters on them for transforming into planes like the Stars when those were made over a decade ago, seems like a pretty major downgrade
>>17410402The only dumbass here is you.
>>17412840>You will immediately cease and not continue to access the site if you are under the age of 18.
>>17410318It did have a secret best girl route, so it's cool
>>17412854I acknowledge she was the best girl for most people but I still loved my samurai cowboy.
>>17412827Previously Spirit Armors were pretty limited production I think ? The other Combat Revues collaborated with Japan for their better expertise to establish their own. America's STARs definitely went for a new level though.Anyway, despite the idea that only a limited about of people can use the spirit tech it seems that the Mugen is a mass-production unit(a fraction of the world population is still large after all). Paradigms probably changed a bit and the Kanzaki probably don't want to mess too much on the first of a new gen unit and get the fundamentals right first. Not to mention that the Imperial Combat Revue is currently at a decline.>>17369992 >>17370032
>>17412854Akiko Kuno was so forgettable as Rachet. Julie Ann Taylor nailed her.
>>17412884Her granny voice is really distracting, but goddamn if I don't love her duet with Sakura at the end of the movieThe fact that Rachet doesn't get a song in V is criminal
>>17410418SEGA has its own in house localisation team that is very talented and does stuff like Yakuza, valkyria etc.
>>17410197>one girl>team of guysI'd play it.
>>17415909>didn't make Reni look like the little girlWhat a hack
Did Erica win the Ogami bowl?
>>17418534>Ogami can now legally hit that when he and the rest get back from wherever the fuck they went
>>17419036>not going after iris first
>>17419470For proper comparison we need artwork of her in her mid-20s as well. I remember seeing one fanart like fifteen years ago on a Japanese webpage somewhere, but it's seemingly been lost to time.
>When the team Lolis didn't vanish, so you get to choose from a hot latina, hot french girl, and hot vietnamese girl.Oh No.
>released in the west>gets bashed for objectifying women and having pedophilia>series never comes to the west ever againI can't wait!
>>17424008Didn't that already happen once and then it's coming west again anyway?
>>17425045The retarded american boohoohoo anime is sexist culture wasn't as bad then as it is now
>>17425045this was before social media took off.People think this is child sexual exploitation on twitter when the new persona character came out
>>17425191>The retarded american boohoohoo every thing and person I don't like is sexist culture wasn't as bad then as it is nowIdentity based social media run by large left-leaning corporations was a mistake. We can't have nice things anymore.
>>17426252Would you prefer it be run by right wingers who would censor games for violence, alcohol and drug use, and insensitive depictions of religion? Cause that's what happened back in the day!
>>17426648I'd rather it be run by laissez-faire Ancaps.
>>17424008I cant wait for the SJW yelling because that period in Japan, womans dont have any rigths.
>>17426702Moreover, modern host clubs and maid cafes originated from Taishou era.On the other hand, emancipation of women in Japan started in Taishou as well. So, they can even add Japanese feminists from that era to please western audience.
>>17426702Sakura wars is set in an AU, though where things are very different from our timeline, Japan isn't very militaristic for one.
I wish we got at least one more game with Taiga before he got benched, he a cute
>>17424008On the other hand id rather the series stay niche than be ruined by faggot western fanbases>>17427357He sure is
>>17426764So why do they have giant robots? They're clearly fascists.>>17426648No question, I would rather have them run everything rather than the poisonous libertines who worship sex, because conservatives are able to accept violence and drug use in context. They just say don't show it to children.
>>17427466Because of swarms of demon attacks being a thing they had to deal with that real Taisho didn't.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xZBLk8oLes
>>17427466>No question, I would rather have them run everything rather than the poisonous libertines who worship sex, because conservatives are able to accept violence and drug use in context. They just say don't show it to children.Then you certainly won't get to play games like these. They're a bunch of degenerate garbage for emasculate Japanese nerds. Stop playing them and stop going on repulsive image boards like 4chan. They're just a cesspit of pornography, profanity, and other obscene content. They ought to be shut down and their creators tried to endangering and corrupting youth.
>>17427548cool story, tipper
>>17426764You literally kill the right wing nutters who took over the military in 2.
I would have loved a proper otome game Sakura Wars with Fujishima art. Would have sold like shit but at least I would have had the chance to have a taisho romance with a kabuki bf. Or onnagata bf.
Are there any pastebins for this series?I'd like to give the games a try.
>>17427740>implying it wouldn't have been a tokimemo gs level hitI'm still mad that all of the Girl Side games have been translated, while the mainline eat shit
>>17428150Idk if it could have been a hit without a serious tonal shift and maybe even change in art style.Oh well, we'll never know.
>>17427548>implying the right doesn't just want obscenity to be a private pleasure>instead of a false god that's worshipped solely for the sake of subverting western culture, institutions, democracy and civilization itselfYou know...>Then you certainly won't get to play games like these. They're a bunch of degenerate garbage for emasculate Japanese nerds. Stop playing them and stop going on repulsive image boards like 4chan. They're just a cesspit of pornography, profanity, and other obscene content. They ought to be shut down and their creators tried to endangering and corrupting youth.I can only tell you're parodying the right because you're not threatening to murder people in the streets.
>>17428536Left to right: Cripple (she can walk SOMETIMES by using magic hence this pic), tranny, autist (still cute though and the most likeable of this lot), absolute faggot, strong independent black woman lawyer who don't afraid of anything and educates the player about soul music and fried chicken and Harlem, spic
>>17428831I've never seen Subaru's ending. Does it really not confirm that it's a woman?
>>17428838It confirms that ""xhe"" refuses to say and that Taiga doesn't care anymore because gender doesn't matterV was CREEPILY prophetic.
>>17428831>absolute faggotyou say that and yet he 100% fucked cute weeb girl
>>17428881She's an autistic weeb, he could be a fat bald salaryman and she'd still have fallen for him because he's a nip
>>17428905But she's cute and she's Texan. I can deal with this.
>>17428959even in the final video Shinjiro has he doesn't know which means their relationship hasn't progressed much and I guess the game just wants to keep it a secret. That kind of pandering is really weird considering how vanilla the series is. I think Sakura Taisen 2 doesn't give you any affection points from Reni until it's revealed that she's a girl.
>>17428989Yeah, it doesn't. I remember way back then, on an IRC channel, some people were playing through the game(s) and one of them noted that Reni wasn't included with the girls in the affection screen, so we didn't spoil that surprise for them. They got like halfway through the game before walking in on Reni in the bath. I don't remember their exact reaction to this discover but it was along the lines of, "EHHHHHHHHH?"
>>17428517>implying the right doesn't just want obscenity to be a private pleasureOf course they don't. And your next point proves exactly why:>instead of a false god that's worshipped solely for the sake of subverting western culture, institutions, democracy and civilization itselfThey think obscenities ARE a subversion of "western culture".
>>17429089No, they think glorifying obscenity and fetishizing social anarchy is a subversion of Western culture...which it is. You know NPC 17429089, I think maybe you shouldn't take everything your college professor tells you so seriously. If xe knew her shit in the first place then she wouldn't need a cushy, publically funded welfare job that serves no real economic purpose whatsoever.
>>17429301>You know NPC 17429089, I think maybe you shouldn't take everything your college professor tells you so seriously.Nor should you take everything that /pol/ tells you seriously.
>>17429305>Pol is a person>not a reflection of modern society's true zeitgeist>not what you make of it>no, pol is just the equivalent of a well connected racketeer who diverts public funds towards lecturing children about how great their unique brand of socialism has never been tried or failed beforeThis is what happens when /v/ and /vg/ are allowed into the secret club.
>>17429414I reiterate my point my prior point. >>17429305
What about Taisho Romance?
>>17429466So you've got nothing new to say. Fantastic, my pre-programmed friend. Now maybe we can get back to talking about how the ginger haired cowboy slut is the worst character in the franchise, and if she's ever included in the new game it'll be a complete fucking disaster. Samurai cowgirl? That's what killed the franchise for so long.
I wonder why these threads are always ridden with censorship scare and /v/ tier politics talk. Does SEGA have a bad track record with censored games or something?
>>17429536Two reasons: First, /pol/tards love Japan cause they think it's a working ethnostate. Second, Kozaki-era Fire Emblems started a massive weeb uprising about translation inconsistencies and censorship in JRPGs and similar niche Japanese games.>Does SEGA have a bad track record with censored games or something?No, but people think today's political climate, as well as shit like Sony's recent crackdown on sexual content in weeb games, are conducive to the game's translation and content getting butchered by censorship.
>>17429536No, but Sony is adopting a more "female-friendly" stance in the games they carry on the PS4. That's why hearing that Sakura Taisen is PS4 exclusive makes people think it'll be stripped of what little fanservice it has. Ignore the libtard claiming it's /pol/.
>>17429559>>17429573Thanks.So it's basically fear mongering without precedents from SEGA. A shame. I doubt this game will have changes aside from localization stuff we have in every game (like name changes and what not).The most I can imagine is the little girl not have her age mentioned.
>>17429615Most of the characters never get their ages mentioned in-game anyway. That's for supplemental material and manuals, which for Azami's case has already happened. She's canonically 13. I think the only time a specific age came up in-game was on Iris' birthday date.
>>17428831>people, even the devs always leave out best girlIt hurts
>>17429573>a more "female-friendly" stanceThere's already a spinoff for that, if only they'd care to explore it further.
>>17429837It objectifies men. For shame.
>>17429837Not really feeling those dudes, despite the tits Maria and Kanna feel more handsome than them
>>17428905They had to do something different up at that point since all of Sega Overworks protags were pure chads
>>17430846It was a trend at the time, the Galaxy Angel sequel/reboot also did the same thing. First game trilogy's protagonist was basically a combination of Yang Wenli and Captain Tylor, the sequel/reboot trilogy protagonist was a generic as fuck "oh I'm not used to girls" timid pussy harem protagonist who was literally the same character as Taiga.
>>17430738You are 100000% right, and Kanna can fuck me btw. But since this seems to be a throwaway otome spin off, a good character designer would have probably been too expensive.I'd kill for Fujishima to draw a male troupe, especially after seeing Tales of guys.In fact, I think it was looking at this pic of Yuri that made me want a male Sakura Taisen more than ever.I usually hate otome games but if ST had a game for girls written and made by the same staff as the games, with good art and music... I'd buy ten copies and play it in Japanese with no translation by hand.
Good Morning once again from best girl!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAU5iG_5dCk
>>17432434otome sakura taisen's been a thing for like a decade
>>17401562It's ok as long as they don't do that with Panzer Dragoon Saga it's not the end of the world.
>finally acquired a Dreamcast, VGA cable for it, and a VGA-to-HDMI adapter>Sakura Taisen 1 and 2 turn out to be incompatible with VGA output>Sakura Taisen 3 and 4 work straight out-of-the-boxOdd.
>>17434578PS2 with type D cables master race
>>17434687PS2 only has the remake of 1 and the none of 2. Also I don't know where my PS2 is.
>>17434578Oddly enough, it turns out that it works just fine as long as you start the Dreamcast without the VGA cable plugged in, wait for the game to start loading, and then plug the VGA cable in.
>>17434775Remake 1 is better though.Also if you want to play original 1/2 in HD there's the PSP version (works on Vita and Vita TV too).
>Sumire develops Yoneda's drunk habits
>>17438348>inherit Yoneda' stash>but be such a lightweight even drinking the barely alcoholic shit gets you drunkWell at least it'll basically last her forever
>>17438348She was already on the way there, back in the first episode of the first game.http://i.4cdn.org/wsg/1556778682108.webm
Kohran is difficult to beat because Hanafuda is an odd game.
>>17440913I somehow manage to defeat her first time without even knowing what to do
>>17440954You just have to collect one (or more) of the scoring combinations before she does. And you also have to outscore her by ten points within three rounds. If the shuffle is entirely unlucky, she can get one of the two-card combinations on her first turn and end the round.
https://www.dualshockers.com/project-sakura-wars-toshihiro-nagoshi-comments-translation-screenshots/New interview with Nagoshi>Scenarist Jiro Ishii, the game’s team and Nagoshi decided on what to show in the trailer. The development team also wanted to release the trailer sooner, before the end of 2018, but Nagoshi ended up deciding against it. This explains why back in November he stated we’d see the game soon, but we didn’t until March. >Toshihiro Nagoshi also spoke about what stirred the Sakura Taisen fan community: the fact that Sumire’s name appears in the trailer. While he didn’t confirm yet if we’ll actually see her in the game, Nagoshi admitted that he doesn’t know much about Sakura Taisen lore. So he didn’t realize having “Imperial Theatre General Director: Kanzaki Sumire” show up in the trailer would turn into such a huge deal. , They weren’t supposed to reveal that now, and he’s the only one to blame. Project Sakura Wars‘ first story pitch stated that the old Combat Revues of Tokyo, Paris and New York, disappeared ten years ago after a cataclysm. Because of that, a lot of fans saw that Sumire hint as “oh, at least Sumire is still there” and believed Sega put her name in the trailer on purpose, but they didn’t.>Nagoshi also stated that we’ve only seen like 20% of the interesting bits of Project Sakura Wars. Sega will reveal much more progressively, so we should look forward to it. He strongly wishes for the game to be a huge success, and he’s doing everything he can for it to happen.>Lastly, Toshihiro Nagoshi stated that Project Sakura Wars has a much higher “real-time’ feeling that past games, but didn’t elaborate. Personally speaking, I think he means how the game now has 3D fully explorable areas and all dialogues being in 3D. He could also mean that the battle system will have real-time elements, as in my opinion, it’ll be very similar to Valkyria Chronicles 4‘s battle system.
>>17441843Seems to be sourcing off an interview from last week, instead of yesterday's Famitsu article. Still hoping for a proper non-Google-Translate edition of this one.http://www.famitsu.com/news/201905/03174243.html
>>17442374-development staff over 100 people. biggest in the series-using Hedgehog engine (Sonic games)-event scene made using know-how from Yakuza games-combat system is easier than previous games to accommodate new players-70~90 songs. biggest in the series
>>17442430Over 100 people and I bet theyre all being crushed by extended crunch
>>17442493No one cares, Kotaku. That's their problem.
>>17441843>Toshihiro Nagoshi also spoke about what stirred the Sakura Taisen fan community: the fact that Sumire’s name appears in the trailer. While he didn’t confirm yet if we’ll actually see her in the game, Nagoshi admitted that he doesn’t know much about Sakura Taisen lore. So he didn’t realize having “Imperial Theatre General Director: Kanzaki Sumire” show up in the trailer would turn into such a huge deal. , They weren’t supposed to reveal that now, and he’s the only one to blame. Project Sakura Wars‘ first story pitch stated that the old Combat Revues of Tokyo, Paris and New York, disappeared ten years ago after a cataclysm. Because of that, a lot of fans saw that Sumire hint as “oh, at least Sumire is still there” and believed Sega put her name in the trailer on purpose, but they didn’t.That feels more than a little concerning
>>17443279they straight up say "They weren’t supposed to reveal that now"The translation is kinda weird
It shouldn't be all that concerning. If Sumire wasn't the manager, they probably wouldn't fake up a barely-visible poster in the background saying she was and then accidentally show it and then say they weren't supposed to show that yet. It has other members of the 1940 troupe on the poster so someone clearly drew it for this game, not just a random placeholder image they had laying around.
>>17415909Kanna doesn't look very different.
>>17442374Wow she's cute.
>>17445617It's more that the dude straight up says he doesn't really know that much about the lore and didn't think having Sumire come back would be such a big deal that feels like a major issue, that should be basic as hell
>>17448243He's Chief Creative Officer of the entire company, I guess not directly involved with designing the story of this game.
https://www.siliconera.com/2019/05/04/project-sakura-wars-uses-sonic-series-hedgehog-engine-know-how-from-yakuza-series/https://www.siliconera.com/2019/05/05/project-sakura-wars-devs-on-having-the-protagonist-speak-making-battles-easier-to-play-and-more/https://www.dualshockers.com/project-sakura-wars-staff-interview-translation/>Well, the interview actually isn’t brand new but is a much longer, uncut version of the interview first published when Shin Sakura Taisen’s first trailer was revealed.
>>17448243Nagoshi has fuck all to do with the old or new Sakura Wars games. He's the creator of the Yakuza series and the company's CCO. he oversees every game simply to maintain general quality standards to make sure that it would please fans of the series not as a fan. Nagoshi is based as fuck and probably the best thing to happen to SEGA in decades.
>>17448636>script is by the guy who did strike witches and GuPUhhhhhhhh
>>17448953That`s a bit more reassuring
>tfw Sumire wont wake you up in the middle of the night to tell you all the romantic things she wants to do with you at the beach
Could somebody post a summary of all the mechs/Koubu models that appeared in this? I'm only familiar with the first game's stuff.
>>17450791In the new game? >>17369893 these are the only ones officially shown so far
>>17450791ST1: Koubu, JinbuST2: Koubu-Kai, Eisenkleid, TenbuST3: Koubu-F, Koubu-F2ST4: Koubu-Nikai, Koubu-F2, SoubuST5: Star-V (I think. I didn't actually play all the way through this game)
>>17451082Its was just the STARs in 5No upgrades
Also, there were visual differences in the Koubu/Jinbu used in Sakura Taisen original flavor and the Koubu/Jinbu used in Sakura Taisen PS2 remake: >>17381666
>>17451082That should be Koubu Nishiki(Type-2) in ST4.ST5 also had Ratchet's Eisenkleid.>>17451120The Koubu just mostly became more personalized like the Koubu-Fs were in 3. The Jinbu however became super customized to the point where you'd think they might be more advanced than anything in ST3 and 4.
Actually, while I don't see any photo gallery or anything with every mecha in the series sitting in an easy-to-see table, one way to see every mech in action is via videos people have made of every super in the game.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mehr0dL9soMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INDcOV86wjohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoNUpktpGZshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TQCvhTBEjc (lower-resolution than the others)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td-49hORVLYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG8tj5ckgUU
>>17370527I cant wait for Kubo making a blonde brown girl from germany
I really hope they resume the lavish live show/theatre like show that they did with the original cast.I remember them winging the first few shows before slowly realising live theatre is hard work, and after that slowly having longer and longer practice and rehearsals, sometimes taking a month and a half
>>17451278They've been still doing those, with Tanaka Kouhei in charge, and it's one of the reasons they're keeping him. Read >>17448636
>>17451153>ST5 also had Ratchet's Eisenkleid.Was it in? I can't recall it making any appearances what with Ratchet using Silver Star for both the intro level and the comeback
>>17451511Maybe he meant the ST movie. Also were the Koubu models in the movie the ST2 version or some kind of intermediary between the ST2 and ST4 types?
>>17450338It's weird how great Sumire is as a heroine, if you're actually dating her. Like, she's kind of an alpha bitch, but there's something really appealing about that. I suppose it's the whole taming of the shrew thing.I still think Erica is best girl, though.
>>17430738>>17429837It's a weird spinoff. I don't believe they actually use Koubu in that one.
>>17451278Those seemed surprisingly fun, I watched the Benitokage one on Nico Nico and even without nip knowledge it was pretty easy to get a gist of what was happening most of the time, though it would still be nice to have subbed versions
>>17451511>Silver StarThat must be what I was thinking about. Damn, my memory's gone bad.>>17451531They were still Koubu Kais I believe, the Hanagumi still used them through ST3's time period. Though I think the ones in ST3 might have looked a bit more updated and the ones in the movie looked closer to their ST2 incarnations?I haven't seen the movie in years though.
>>17451534I laughed at the TV anime where all the girls in the Revue were over the top mean to Sakura to the point where she had a emotional breakdown and left
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjld7NcutJQSo I guess we will have an even longer live version of Kimi Yo Hana Yo once the new casts are added
New thread >>17453558