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"Sakura Taisen plans to take over the world" , posted Fri 4 Jun 05:08
Whatever happened to that Sakura Taisen World Project by Sega...Sammy Holdings? I hope it's not canned.
Here's what I can dig up about it...and all this stuff is from freakin 2002! I wonder if there's been any recent info updates.
Sakura Taisen 5 was announced as part of the "Sakura Taisen World Project" on 1 July 2002. Its subtitle is "Saraba Itoshiki Hito Yo" ("Farewell, Young Ones"). It will take place in New York in the 1920s, and there will five heroines. There is a new captain (not Oogami). Ratchet will appear, though it is unclear whether she will be one of the heroines or perhaps in a position such as Yoneda's or Kaede's. It will be released in North America, but no release date has been set for either Japan or North America.
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni (dramatic adventure)
Sakura Taisen 5: Saraba Itoshiki Hito Yo (dramatic adventure)
Sakura Taisen 5 Action (working title, action)
Sakura Himenishiki Emaki (working title, psycho-trip action)
Kouma (working title, action adventure)
Sakura Taisen Monogatari (adventure)
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni is essentially a remake of the first Sakura Taisen released on the Sega Saturn, with upgraded systems and graphics that are on par with those of Sakura Taisen 3. The title is scheduled for a spring 2003 release in Japan. The fifth installment in the series, Sakura Taisen 5: Saraba Itoshiki Hito Yo, will focus on a different theatrical group with new characters, and it takes place in New York during the 1920s. The title is tentatively scheduled for release sometime in 2004. The other three action titles--Sakura Taisen 5 Action, Sakura Himenishiki Emaki, and Kouma--are being developed with a worldwide release in mind. The company stated that Sakura Taisen 5 Action will be released first, followed by Sakura Taisen 5: Saraba Itoshiki Hito Yo for the North American territory.
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"Re(2):Sakura Taisen plans to take over the wo" , posted Fri 4 Jun 10:15
Oh, and the remake of ST1 with the ST3 system has been out for nearly a year. And it... it... Well, you know, it's ST1.
Oddly, I just wrote a mini-review of it alone with some other imports for a website that doesn't actually exist yet... anyway, I'd say it's not ST1 and that's the problem with the remake. While the story additions are nice, the mini-games are basically gone and the already easy combat is so simple you can beat the entire game with Sumire alone. I liked the fights in ST3, but the system just isn't working here. And the endings are the same FMV from the original game, only they've been cropped and look worse than they originally did. So personally I wished they had added to the story and spent a little money on new endings instead of making changes.
Sakura Taisen Mysterious Paris came out, but I didn't bother buying it myself even though I like the characters. I planned to buy it eventually, but haven't seen it in stock at online shops for quite a while now. Don't really mind missing it since I doubt I would understand much of it.
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