>Game is called Shin Sakura Wars because it’s acting like a soft reboot. Would have been weird to call it Sakura Wars 6 after the series had been silent for 10 years.>Over 300 attempts were made at making the logo.>Scenario writing has been completed.>Game is fully in 3D; working on seamless transitions between cutscenes and dialogue choices.>Over 100 people on the development team, largest staff ever working on a Sakura Wars game.>70 to 80 songs in the game, also the largest in the series.>Game is 40 to 50 percent done.>Taking note of Yakuza for how they’re cutscenes are produced.>Running on the Hedgehog Engine.https://www.famitsu.com/news/201905/03174243.htmlPrevious Thread: >>17369886
I hope it succeeds
https://www.dualshockers.com/project-sakura-wars-staff-interview-translation/>Being a fan of Sakura Shinguji, Sakura Amamiya tries to dress and act just like her. However, she wears the ribbon differently because she’s not confident enough to sport the same hairstyle as her idol. I wonder if she studied the same swordsmanship style and also prefaces every super with "Haja Kensei!".
>>17453708May be better but it hasn't even yet gotten to the part where it's talking about the girls.>Part 3 of this article will be linked here when available
>>17453716Yeah but the Dualshockers translation's filled with mistakes and it looks like they google translated it (which would explain how they got the article out so fast), I looked at the original and my nip isn't that good but even I can tell that there's some major problems there. Where does the "bloody battle" shit even come from, I couldn't find anything like that in the source article. Not to mention stuff like>it’s Kubo Tite who explicitly recommended them to hire Masashi Kudo. When the source says the exact opposite.It's obviously one of those places which prioritizes speed over any form of accuracy which always irritates me.
>>17452704Yup, definitely Koubu Kais, and more distinctive than the movie versions.
>>17453708>>17453716Looks like the full thing is up. Seems that "80 songs" is a mistranslation, it sounds more like 70-80 tracks including BGM.
>>17453815>Katano says that while they are not yet ready to reveal them yet, many other characters such as the members of Combat Revues from other countries or the staff of the Imperial Theatre will also appear, and that some of the cast may be a surprise. The interviewer also asks what happened of the characters from Sakura Taisen 1-5, and Katano says while they are not ready to say yet, he would like to make it clear that Shin Sakura Taisen is a continuation of the series.I guess they're not yet ready to reveal that most of the game is about snapping their fingers so they can Kagekidan assemble.>When asked about combat, Katano says that they aimed to make the game easier to play out of consideration for new players, and says to wait for further information.Was combat even all that hard in the old games? I mean, there might be the occasional fight where you weren't expecting to take so much burst damage and then Ohgami gets hit by a bunch of things in one turn and dies before you can react, but then you know better when you retry it. I don't recall it being particularly difficult.
>>17453840"Easier to play" instead of just "easier" sounds more like quality of life improvements and streamlining than actual difficulty to me, but we'll see I guess.>I guess they're not yet ready to reveal that most of the game is about snapping their fingers so they can Kagekidan assemble.The first trailer literally has a battleship or something shattering through space like glass, I said this in a previous thread but mark my words, it'll turn out that all the previous girls and Ogami and Taiga just got sealed in some sort of parallel dimension where time never passed so they're all unchanged. Except for granny Sumire of course.
>>17453840>The interviewer also asks what happened of the characters from Sakura Taisen 1-5, and Katano says while they are not ready to say yet, he would like to make it clear that Shin Sakura Taisen is a continuation of the series.I wonder if they'll keep the harem situations completely open, or if they'll pull a Galaxy Angels 2 and lets you pick who got together with who
>>17453863Eh, they'll show up as reinforcements for the final boss fight where there's no time for that shit, and in the sequels Oogami and old Hanagumi will have fucked off to Paris leaving Tokyo to new guy.
>>17453738Dualshockers is bottom of the barrel as far as gaming news sites go, not surprised their translations are also lackluster. Theyre one of the those websites qhere they copy paste news articles from other websites, with a bit editing and shuffling things around to mask what theyre doing.
>>17453890This is some straight up steaming bullshit though, some of which doesn't even have anything to do with language>"More than 80 songs">Look at source text>全部で70~80曲It's really unfortunate that shitholes like Dualshockers get monopolies on stuff by pumping out garbage as fast as they can while good sites just wither out and die. I mean fuck just compare the hit counts on >>17453706 and >>17453708
While being all 3D is good and stuff, I would miss the hand drawn anime for cut scenes that was utilised in the original game,
>>17454194Fujishima's art was a hallmark of the franchise, he will be missed and it just won't ever be the same again.
>>17454194At least this looks really good. I went straight into Atelier Lulua after playing Meruru and the horrible 3D stuff is just jarring compared to Kishida's art.
>>17454194I'm sure those will still be in, the bath scenes would feel empty without them
>>17454194The new info straight up says that they're bringing back hand drawn anime.>>17453708>article part 1 has 1500 views>article part 3 has 200jesus what the fuck sort of autist reads the first page of an ariticle entitled "part 1/3" and then skips the rest holy shit
>>17453558>PS4 exclusive>Strategy game in 2019 AD/Reiwa 1.>SteampunkGet ready for a flop.
>>17454194>I would miss the hand drawn anime for cut scenes that was utilised in the original game,Kubo's character designs with competent background artists and a decent budget would be great.
>>17454294True. I was surprised to see how different the characters was when the trailer first launched, and was dissapointed to learn it was not even designed by Fujishima anymore. Fujishima's design has that certain cuteness to it, especially those drawn in watercolour by Masa Ikkyu
>>17454377Only part 1 was available for a while, with part 2 coming soon. Then part 2 was posted and part 3 wasn't yet released. Part 3 only went up very recently.
>They also discuss the new version of the theme song, Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan <Shinshou>, Terada saying that the version used in the trailer cuts the song in an odd manner, as they wanted to include parts that would surprise fans, and Katano says that the full version will be revealed soon.There was the initial trailer cut, that did trim things down to only a minute:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YigjqimoKkAnd then there was the OP-length version that they played for the audience during the same announcement stream, which added in that trimmed-out 30 seconds and flows together more smoothly:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57QcTxgUhIsBut since we've already heard that, and there's apparently another "full version" on the way, are they implying that the 3+ minute edition will be like the full ST4 theme and combine multiple tunes into one song?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m26dV7shKTEOr just a odd swerve into something completely different?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67ZIBa66p0o
>>17456028Im hoping we get the paris and new york themes mixed in
>>17456028Maybe they'll have parts sung in the other Revues' languages.
>>17456028The Sakura Wars 4 theme is technically it's own song, "Oogami Kagekidan", which refers to the last battle where you will combine a member from Tokyo and Paris as your (Oogami) team
>>17456028OP length isn’t full genius
>>17456053They kinda tried a bit of that once. Characters singing parts of song in Okinawan dialect, in French, in German, in Russian, in Italian, and in Sendai dialect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgyDl3cvepkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24m0JEnBVaYAdd in ST3, you'd also get Vietnamese and Romanian, ST5 adds English and Spanish, Shin would give us Greek and Luxembourgish, assuming Clarissa speaks that and not just plain French and/or German. You could totally pad it out to 80 songs if you remix Gekitei for every language.
>>17456064Oh, and Chinese too, of course.
>>17456064Those are pretty amusing. Thanks for the links, anon.
SCOLDED BY HAYAMIN
>>17454715>PS4 exclusive I can see some ideas content being remove from game just to avoid censorship bullshit of Sony
>>17456064>No SumireWas this show after Tomizawa Michie "retired"?
>>17456195Yeah, the initial retirement was 2002 and this show was in 2004. She'd still appear occasionally later, just not this soon afterward.
>that yakuza tattoo sleeve lol
>>17458218Subaru was cute if kind of a massive cunt at times, unfortunately for her Ratchet and hair down Cheiron existed
>>17458423You forgot to say no homo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oBg9R6O2_EHopefully we will have a new version of Hanasaku Otome
>>17458433As endings themes go, I prefer Yume no Tsuzuki. Much more upbeat.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2zFuai1CVY
>>17458440Indeed, and I love how they tweaked this song from being Teigeki's to involving everyone from Paris and New York as well.I wonder how many people would they have to cram on stage after the new squad debuts in the live shows and join this song. But Hanasaku Otome still have a soft spot for me, due to it's the first Sakura Wars song I found online, which leads me to search for the game. And it's quite melancholic and yet soothing, and it's full of hope too
>>17458427Subaru is beyond such labels
>>17458510I heavily doubt such statements.
>>17456064>look at your post>about to call you retarded burger for believing fucking Luxembourg has a language of its own>it actually doeswhat the fuck
Also not entirely sure how much Vietnamese Coquelicot knows. We know she was orphaned at a very young age and brought to France at some point (what's currently Vietnam was a French protectorate at the time), so French might be all she actually speaks, unless there's some canonical information elsewhere that I hadn't heard of.
These peeping scenes arent worth time
>>17461263>>17461265based anti-snoy poster
>>17461269>Snoy was the reason the first 2 games psp port didnt get localized because they didnt want the psp to be a port machine>thats literally what it became in the end
ayaneru mayayan and hayamin live stage show when
>>17461296What the fuck, port or no they still profit from the sales. Do they hate moeny? Also it's funny to look back at because it feels like half the releases this gen have been ports or remakes.
>>17461384>moenyDo I hate being able to spell properly?
>>17461384Snoy blocked Atlus USA from doing Devil Summoner PSP as well.
>>17461384Sony USA also blocked a ton of Japanese games for reasons like having no english dubs (because the companies couldn’t afford it) or not being 3D (because 2D makes the platform look primitive) back in the PS2-PSP era.
>>17461510The no dub=no NA release thing continued for most of the PS3 era and Sony USA got really anal about games requiring trophy lists for a while there too.
>>17461384Image strategy. They were trying to build up a dudebro-friendly macho american brand image to compete with Xbox.Somehow despite going the complete opposite now it's ended up worse.
Has some autist gook posted every bromide from each game somewhere
If they have, they've got it hidden away somewhere.
>>17467285Can you actually open windows like that
>>17467323In some older houses, yeah.
>>17467333Yeah, some windows back then were designed to opened at the top and bottom.You could either bring down the top or push up the bottom window.
>>17468757Chisa still cute despite being 50
>>17469041Still only 49, she doesn't turn 50 until December.
That long Famitsu interview's been translated: https://www.frontlinejp.net/2019/05/06/new-sakura-wars-may-2019-developer-interview-part-1/>>17468757boy yokoyama chisa didn't age well
>>17471236>Anastasia Palma is a top star from Europe, and Ootsubo says that he absolutely wanted to include a girl with brown skin and silver hair. based Ootsubo
Was this character suppose to boy or a girl
>>17471637That's a member of the Bara-gumi isn't it ? All three of them are dudes iirc.
Guys, I'm about halfway through the first game and I'm really liking it. I'm emulating the 1&2 PSP ports since I couldn't make the PC versions of 1-4 work. In order to play 3 & 4 I think I'm going to have to get a Dreamcast and the disks, since emulation sites are kill and I can't find the iso's anywhere. Is it worth it?
>>17473624>since emulation sites are kill and I can't find the iso's anywhereSearch harder http://the-eye.eu/public/rom/Sega%20Dreamcast/
>>17473624I already had the discs so I just picked up a used Dreamcast for $50. Depends on whether or not you want to splurge on the luxury of being authentic, and how cheap you can find them for.
>>17473749Is Dreamcast region locked?
>>17473751Yeah, I imported a Japanese Dreamcast off eBay and then swapped out the power supply with one from a broken Dreamcast I had laying around. When the broken one was working, many years ago, I used a burned boot disc on that to bypass region lock.
>>17471637What are you doing in Ayame's uniform, Shinjiro?
>>17473656Ah. Well, thank you.
>>17469041Out of curiosity, just checked a bunch of seiyuu ages for comparison.25 - Ayane Sakura (Sakura [Amamiya])27 - Saori Hayami (Clarise)27 - Yohei Azakami (Seijuro)29 - Maaya Uchida (Hatsuho)29 - Ayaka Fukuhara (Anastasia)30 - Ayaka Saito (Rikaritta)31 - Hibiku Yamamura (Azami)39 - Sanae Kobayashi (Gemini)40 - Hisayoshi Suganuma (Shinjiro)45 - Junko Minagawa (Sagiitta)46 - Mie Sonozaki (Subaru)48 - Etsuko Kozakura (Coquelicot)49 - Chisa Yokoyama (Sakura [Shinguji])49 - Kaya Matsutani (Diana)50 - Akio Suyama (Ohgami)50 - Yuriko Fuchizaki (Kohran)52 - Maya Okamoto (Orihime)54 - Kumiko Nishihara (Iris)54 - Kikuko Inoue (Lobelia)55 - Yoshino Takamori (Hanabi)55 - Ai Orikasa (Ayame/Kaede)56 - Noriko Hidaka (Erica)57 - Michie Tomizawa (Sumire)57 - Urara Takano (Maria)59 - Saeko Shimazu (Glycine)60 - Kazue Ikura (Reni)64 - Mayumi Tanaka (Kanna)68 - Akiko Kuno (Ratchet)
>>17456064I wish this song had official versions in foreign languages, like recorded by native speakers.
>>17473757Burning discs doesn't copy the region lock?
>>17474919Yeah, it's a real thing, she's just taking it a little further than usual.http://hougen.u-biq.org/sendaiben.html
Never played a sakura wars game. Where should i start
>>17474960the first one Use this for translation:https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/dreamcast/258930-sakura-taisen/faqsPSP version is the easiest way to play 1 and 2 unless you have Windows XP or below for the PC version. Tried Demul for dreamcast version but it freezes before the first battle.
>>17474930Okay, what's it supposed to denote?
>>17475466It denotes that Sakura's a country girl from Miyagi Prefecture.
>>17475478I thought redneck hayseed hicks spoke with the Kansai dialect.
>>17476267That's more from anime localizations and such going, "This character's from Osaka? Yeah, then dub them with a Southern US accent." Tohoku region, of which Sendai is a subset, is far, far more rural than Kansai, and it'd be even more rural in the Sakura Taisen era. Kansai, even back then, held three of the top ten largest cities in Japan, including the former imperial capital. In 1920, Sendai's population was less than 120k, while Osaka's was over 1.2 million. Tokyoites would definitely consider Sakura to be totally rural for being from there.
So Sentai is going to release the Sakura Wars TV series on BD. I know a lot of people don't care for the TV series but I've always had a soft spot for it since it was my first exposure to the franchise (watched the whole thing on Star TV during the late 90's). May just decide to get the set for nostalgia's sake.
>>17479312This'd be my first guess, just based off the glasses.
>>17479312kohran Kinda rare too see her without the braided pigtails
>>17479465She unbraids it for shower/bathing scenes.
>>17479504Need caps of Leni's bath scene.
>>17475028They might've fixed the issue with Demul because I'm trying it right now and the first battle loaded ok.
>>17480962Sakura Best Girl.
>>17480345>a-am I fitting in yet?Leave.
>>17480345that's not how >tumblr works you moron
>>17480894Filename checks out, good work!
>>17453558will this save Sega?
>>17478918i have my own gripes of the series but why does everyone not like it?
>>17481925It was a bit dark compared to the actual series.Within first few episodes Sakura is getting bullied non stop by the other girls and it reaches a point where she has a breakdown and leaves the revue. Characters personality seem much sadder and serious. Iris specifically.An episode got someone in the staff fired cause it had a scene where Ogami has a nightmare of all the girls dead bodies laying in a pool of blood. Episode got censored immediatly after it aired. I think its lost media now.
>>17481648>non-sequitur ridiculeYou first.>>17481656It's right there in the filename, you retard.
Not sure if want to go with Erica or Glycine
>>17481982Yeah, it kind of starts out as a Sakura prequel story but then still remains centered on her once Ogami arrives. Dunno why they made a lot of the cast so unlikable for the first few episodes
>>17482987Do you want to be bullied by a delusional French noble viking, or make a braindamaged weeb nun renounce her vows?
>>17483898>make a braindamaged weeb nun renounce her vowsWhy would I want to do that?
>>17453558I like her gloves. They work well with her design.
>>17484098Because she can shoot your foes from long distances while Glycine is limited to melee ranges with her axe.
>>17484098Because Erica is the best girl and Glycine is shit
>>17484285>>17484294Are those supposed to be non-sequitur?
>>17481982>Within first few episodes Sakura is getting bullied non stop by the other girls and it reaches a point where she has a breakdown and leaves the revue. It didn't help that the friendlier members of the troupe, Kanna and Kouran, weren't around in those earlier episodes. >>17483110They also made Sakura a bit more of a doormat, whereas in the game, she could give as much as she got against Sumire, like here >>17483131
>>17484811Hanabi was ruined for me by that one autistic troll on 2channel who spent literal years spamming all sorts of threads with ASCII art of "penis Hanabi" (ちんこ花火) i.e. Hanabi with a dick jerking off non-stop
>>17485098Well, she showed off her 1920s swimsuit to me well before I'd heard of 2channel, so she remains unruined over here.
>>17481982>>17484507They couldn't even pull a comfy training episode without Kohran suddenly having a dresm of flashback with her as a child bawling on a ruined city on fire
>>17486251That steam trike is pretty neat but her face is terrifying me for some reason.
>>17482873>It's right there in the filename, you retard.what a moron holy shit kys
Oh, that explains all the Hanabi pictures I was seeing. May 22nd's her birthday.
>>17485098>ASCII art of "penis Hanabi" (ちんこ花火) i.e. Hanabi with a dick jerking off non-stopContext check.
>>17486989>Access denied>What happened?>>The owner of this website (game9.5ch.net) has banned the country or region your IP address is in (US) from accessing this website.Oops.
>>17487002if their ideas had any merit they wouldn't need to hide them
>>17487007there only hiding them from the US, I'm abroad right now and it's working for me
>>17454715When did Sakura Wars not flop in the West?
I'm wondering if anyone can give me some insight into the romance system in the first game (is it the same for the others?). Is it purely based out how many positive interaction points you have or are there certain dialogues you need to get? Also, if I can do the special attack when Oogami is next to the girl, does that mean I have max points with her or I'm on her route?
>>17490660Positive interactions mostly, though you can also gain points by throwing Protect on her and having monsters hit her for zero damage. And the special attack, at least for the first disc, more often means that it's that character's specific episode. In second-disc content you'll get it when paired with your endgame partner.
>>17490660Use this screen during save points to check up on how the girls are currently ranking. Upper row is 1st-2nd, middle is 3rd-4th, bottom is 5th-6th. When you check stats right before a battle, it'll also show you the numeric stat boosts active for each of them.
>>17489704>OSK>Sakura TaisenSold, shame I'm not in Japan...
>>17490900>>17490891Thanks for the info
>>17489704Did the Dandy Gang were introduced officially into the games, or were they just stage/anime exclusive?
>>17491201No game appearances yet that I'm aware of.
>>17491201The Dandy Gang were those three guys who were criminals who just happened to run into the Imperial Capital Combat Revue, right?
So what does getting positive interactions with anyone who isn't the main girls do
>>17492958For Sakura Taisen 3, at least, you need to get as many confidence points as possible with main characters as well as sub-characters to raise your medal count to 10 and unlock his ultimate.Depending on your conversation style, Ohgami's super can either be a single-target attack (normal), a short-range AoE attack (assertive), a medium-range AoE heal (passive), or if you max out all your points and reach the endgame, it turns into this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ad_5sMIjKAWhich is an entire-arena AoE, nuking every enemy on the level that there is available to be hit.
>>17492958You can see Grand Mere naked
>>17454377They weren't all available. It was uploaded in parts for reasons other than inflating click counts.
>>17494046>>17454917>>17454377I just looked and page 3 has 400 hits while page 2 has 200, go figure.>200 hitsYeesh, surprised that this site even stays up