Challenge Sakura Wars First Gameplay Reveals Extra Particulars and Characters Together with Sumire

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Shin Sakura Taisen’s first stream revealed a number of gameplay sequences together with new information and feedback from Producer Tetsu Katano.

Sega held immediately the primary “Sakura Taisen Imperial Communication Division’s Broadcast” stream, which was introduced final week.

The stream had three foremost corners. It began by displaying the primary trailer and recapping every little thing that was revealed concerning the sport up to now together with new info and gameplay sequences. Then we’ve obtained some jokes with Yohei Azakami utilizing the sport’s LISP system for actual to choose up decisions. Lastly, a number of new gameplay sequences have been proven, together with one introducing new characters.

The primary gameplay sequence begins at 27:52, displaying Seijuro and Sakura Amamiya reuniting after ten years. Through the dialog, Seijuro can both say that Sakura turned stunning, that he wanna go on a date together with her, or ask her what’s she doing in entrance of the theater.

We’ve coated every little thing they talked about within the recap nook in earlier articles right here, right here, right here and right here. Nevertheless, whereas going by means of the data, Producer Tetsu Katano talked about some new particulars on sure characters:

  • Just like Ogami again within the days, Seijuro isn’t very properly preferred by many of the women firstly of the story. The belief system with the ladies is again. Relying in your actions every woman’s relationship with Seijuro will higher or worsen. Like in earlier Sakura Taisen video games (and in Skies of Arcadia), there’s a specific SFX notifying the participant in the event that they obtained the proper selection or not. Producer Katano funnily talked about how the ladies’ seiyuu would typically point out how “Seijuro is a horrible man” when recording.
  • Hatsuho is fairly well-liked with children as a result of she’s extraordinarily good. She tends to hit Seijuro loads relying on the participant’s decisions although.
  • Azami likes wagashi. As we progress by means of the story, we’ll get to listen to lots of the “108 codes of the Shinobi” from her village, however not all 108.
  • Anastasia(19) really being youthful than Seijuro(20) can also be one thing that’s typically introduced up.
  • Clarisse isn’t a “good princess” such as you’d think about as she has an excellent sharp tongue, relying in your decisions.

The subsequent gameplay sequence at 45:57 introduces new characters and formally revealed Sumire seems in Shin Sakura Taisen. Listed below are the profiles for every character proven:

Sumire Kanzaki, voiced by Michie Tomizawa.

The commander of the New Imperial Fight Revue and the director of the Imperial Theatre. She’s the previous high star of the Flower Division. She misplaced her haughty angle, however not her imposing aura as the highest star, and is a girl revered by everybody. She’s the one who determined to nominate Seijuro as the brand new captain of the Flower Division. She strives to revive the Imperial Theatre and the Flower Division to their former glory.

Producer Tetsu Katano talked about how Sumire is wealthy and loves the Imperial Fight Revue and the theatre greater than anybody else, so she was the very best particular person obtainable match for the job. He additionally talked about that Sumire remains to be single as she’s nonetheless in love with Ogami and nobody else can ever win her coronary heart. (Ogami is presently lacking together with the remainder of the older characters).  Lastly, as a result of the Flower Division is powerless firstly of the story, the protection of the Imperial Capital is dealt with by Fight Revues of different nations.

Kaoru Rindou, voiced by Yui Ishikawa.

Kaoru is Sumire’s private secretary and a member of the Imperial Fight Revue’s Wind Division. She’s extraordinarily sensible, can calculate practically every little thing in her thoughts and has an distinctive reminiscence. She additionally handles Kanzaki Heavy Industries’ affairs, supporting Sumire always. She has earned the total belief of Sumire together with her achievements.

Producer Tetsu Katano talked about that Kaoru is fairly strict as Sumire herself is a strict particular person.

Komachi Ooba, voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi.

Komachi is a service provider from Osaka. She’s an especially cheerful and talkative woman, to the purpose of typically annoying others. Her catchphrase is “I want to review this!”. She works on the Imperial Theather, manning the totally different stalls, promoting issues like newspapers and items associated to the Imperial Fight Revue. She’s additionally in control of the Imperial Fight Revue Flower Division’s provides. She typically says she will be able to get them something in inventory, and he or she does ought to they ask.

Producer Katano additionally defined that the belt factor Komachi wears is her pockets. It’s learn from proper to left and says “Machi”. She made it herself however didn’t write the “ko” a part of “Komachi” as a result of she has a posh about her peak and the “ko” half might be interpreted as “small” in Japanese. Her apron means “cash”.

Ryoko Shiraishi tweeted that Komachi could also be small, she’s like everybody’s huge sis.

Producer Katano talked about that when the Flower Division is mobilized, Kaoru and Komachi help commander Sumire within the operation room of the airship Shougeimaru. The airship transports the Flower Division’s items.

On the similar second they have been speaking about Komachi, additionally they by accident revealed that Shin Sakura Taisen will function new characters from the Shanghai Fight Revue. They didn’t elaborate extra, merely saying that they’ll introduce them later. We already knew within the first place that Fight Revues from different nations will seem as there’s a worldwide match happening.

Reiji Shiba, voiced by Tomokazu Sugita.

Reiji studied along with Seijuro on the Army Academy. Seijuro adopted the army course whereas Reiji adopted the engineering course. They’re rivals and shut pals. Reiji is now the Chief Engineer of the Flower Division and handles the event and upkeep of all their armaments. Due to their totally different fields of experience and factors of view, Reiji and Seijuro typically argue with one another. They are often seen arguing loudly at occasions. Reiji can also be the Important Theatre Mechanist of the Imperial Theatre, which means he’s pivotal to each the Imperial Theatre and the Imperial Fight Revue.

Producer Tetsu Katano talked about Reiji is a very nice man and helps the crew loads, to the purpose that when writing the story, they even puzzled if it was okay to have such a pleasant and helpful character as Reiji. Reiji and Seijuro are extra pals than rivals and finally they get alongside properly. Tetsu Katano and Yohei Azakami additionally talked about that Reiji is seen speaking about how cute Clarisse is, however he’s extra into mecha than ladies. They added that Reiji is similar to the 5 women Seijuro can hook up with, however you possibly can’t really hook up Seijuro with him. Nevertheless, Seijuro has many interactions with Reiji as properly, with decisions utilizing the LISP and Analog LISP techniques.

Subsequent at 55:48, gameplay sequences from the start of the sport have been proven. Seijuro involves the Imperial Capital and mentions the way it’s been ten years since his final time on the capital. He additionally mentions how every little thing modified and obtained repaired after what occurred ten years in the past. Instantly, a Kouma seems and assaults, and Seijuro confronts it.
The scene cuts to Seijuro getting in entrance of the imperial theater, making the identical misunderstanding as Ogami within the very first sport, not figuring out the theatre is camouflage and pondering he’s about to turn out to be some sort of actor. He finally ends up reuniting with Sakura there, displaying the start of the scene they already confirmed earlier. Subsequent, we see Seijuro assembly with Commander Sumire.

Producer Tetsu Katano formally revealed at that second that Seijuro and Sakura are childhood pals and the way they used to be taught swordsmanship collectively. He additionally revealed that a part of the rationale Seijuro was transferred from the captain of a ship within the Imperial Marine to the Imperial Fight Revue is that his ship sunk.

Beginning 01:00:12 we see Sakura giving Seijuro a tour of the Imperial Theater, and introducing him to Hatsuho at 1:04:18. Hatsuho teases Sakura for bringing a man alongside, and pleasant greets Seijuro, saying he can rely on her for something.
Because the scene was taking part in, Misuzu Araki joked how “If it was Boobs Wars as a substitute of Sakura Wars, Sakura would immediately lose”, which made Yohei Azakami burst out laughing uncontrollably. Producer Katano jokingly advised her the stream will get taken down if she makes jokes like that. He additionally talked about that Hatsuho calls herself “Hatsuho chan”, however will get embarrassed if another person calls her that.

The subsequent gameplay sequence begins at 1:06:17, with Producer Tetsu Katano and afterward Yohei Azakami taking part in the sport dwell, exploring the Imperial Theater. Seijuro can sprint throughout exploration.  It was additionally revealed that Shin Sakura Taisen has bromides of the older characters to gather. We’ve seen one with Sakura Shinguji in her pilot swimsuit, and one other one with Erika in her black cat costume. Funnily, they weren’t supposed to indicate the Erika one but.

Afterward, we obtained to see Clarisse’s introduction scene. Sakura mentions Clarisse will get so concentrated she doesn’t discover anything occurring, so Seijuro will get three totally different decisions to try to shock Clarisse. Considered one of these decisions was “oh no, my hand is shifting by itself!” referencing sexual fanservice scenes Ogami may set off in previous video games.
Clarisse mentions Seijuro has actually unhealthy luck to have turn out to be their captain, seeing the Flower Division is completed, with unmotivated members advert no funds. She believes nothing will ever change it doesn’t matter what they do, not like a novel’s fictional story, and is fairly pessimistic. She sarcastically needs Seijuro the very best and leaves. Sakura says Clarisse is often a cute woman. If Seijuro agrees and blatantly says hse’s cute, Sakura will get indignant.

Azakami and Misuzu talked about how Sakura is tremendous cute and the way she strikes loads, generally as if she’s exaggerating her actions. They added that fascinated about it, it’s pure most characters within the sport transfer that approach as a result of they’re actresses and used to displaying feelings with their our bodies.

Additionally they point out Azami isn’t within the theater firstly of the sport as a result of she’s presently on a mission guarding somebody.

Producer Katano defined that every occasion takes a special period of time, and the way sure occasions are time-limited, like in earlier video games. After a sure period of time passes, the primary story strikes alongside.

He additionally talked about the Imperial Theater’s archives room might be accessed in-game, and it has a lexicon with all the sport’s lore and phrases defined. It will get crammed because the phrases get launched within the story (similar to a Tremendous Robotic Wars sport’s lexicon). Listening to this, Yohei Azakami and Misuzu Araki ask to see extra of the theater, in order that they confirmed extra dwell gameplay with Seijuro exploring.

The subsequent gameplay sequence reveals Seijuro lamenting the Flower Division has presently no funds or mecha items, after which out of the blue discovering the baths. Realizing it’s in all probability a women-only bathtub seeing the Flower Division is ladies solely, Seijuro panics. The scene modifications relying in your decisions, however we didn’t get to see what occurs. ProducerKatano talked about that it doesn’t matter what you decide, Seijuro doesn’t get within the bathtub although. Azakami, who is aware of what occurs as he voiced Seijuro, talked about that this scene specifically “actually doesn’t have any women within the bathtub”, hinting {that a} man was utilizing it as a substitute.

The ultimate gameplay sequence reveals Seijuro serving to Reiji with exams within the hangar. Producer Katano talked about Reiji is at all times within the hangar, beneath the theater. He additionally talked about that Reiji solely begins showing across the second chapter of the sport, and that is the place that scene is from. Gamers want to maneuver the output gauge of Seijuro’s unit whereas following Reiji’s directions.  Sooner or later, Reiji asks Seijuro to place the output to the max, after which drop it to 10% in lower than 2seconds, which means gamers should be fairly quick. Producer Katano talked about he himself fails that one typically. He succeeded on stream although.
These sequences are one of many “Analog LIPS” decisions, the place you don’t choose a selection straight however determine by means of your inputs.
Azakami funnily imitated Sugita’s voice too.

Ending the stream, Producer Katano joked that they’ll get yelled at later as a result of they ended up revealing far more stuff than deliberate. However that it was price it to make the viewers and followers completely happy.

Producer Tetsu Katano stated we’ll see Shin Sakura Taisen‘s battle scenes and the battle system “someday later”. The precise launch date can be introduced “someday later” too. Additionally they introduced the second “Sakura Taisen Imperial Communication Division’s Broadcast” stream can be in July. Most likely in late July as a result of they should “put together loads for it”.

As soon as the stream ended, the Shin Sakura Taisen official web site was up to date with the profiles for the brand new characters, which I’ve translated already above, and screenshots from the gameplay sequences. Japanese solely registrations for the “Teikoku Kagekidan Ouengumi” additionally opened. Those that register will get a e-newsletter and different advantages equivalent to free PS4 themes as soon as the sport releases.

Publish stream picture with Misuzu Araki, Yohei Azakami and Tetsu Katano.

Shin Sakura Taisen, quickly titled Challenge Sakura Wars within the west, launches subsequent winter in Japan and subsequent spring within the west, completely on PS4.



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