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Sakura Wars Takes Top Spot in Best Simulation Games List in Recent Famitsu

A recent issue of Weekly Famitsu featured the results of a poll where they asked their readers to vote for their favorite games in a certain category. In the Simulation (Strategy) genre, the original Sakura Wars managed to take the top spot, ahead of the likes of Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics. The original Valkyria Chronicles finished in a respectable 4th place as well. The complete top 20 Simulation games list can be found here.

In an earlier Weekly Famitsu issue, SEGA’s Yakuza 0 also took the top spot in the action-adventure genre, ahead of Shenmue and Breath of the Wild, The complete top 20 list is listed here.

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Sega of Japan’s Franchise Revival Poll Results Revealed! Sakura Wars Takes Victories!

About a week ago, SEGA of Japan announced that they were running a series of polls to gauge fan interest levels in particular characters and franchises – most notably featuring a variety of legacy SEGA options.

During today’s SEGA Fes. stream, the results of the polls were announced. The corresponding NeoGAF thread (with specific post cited below) has compiled both the ranked results for each of the three polls and the number of votes each franchise received, with the top ten options being listed for each poll.

To recap, there were three questions: which franchise do you want to see revived, which brand are you most invested in, and who is your favorite SEGA character. The results are as follows (credited to NeoGAF user The Bankslammer, and Phanton River Stone for additional entries):
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Sakura Wars Events in Japan: 3rd Sakura Wars Museum, “Sakura Wars: The Movie” Screening

While the 20th Anniversary of the Sakura Wars series has come and gone, events are still being held throughout this year to commemorate the storied history of the franchise.

First, Cinema City and Kotobukiya are partnering together to screen “Sakura Wars: The Movie” in Tachikawa, Tokyo. Chisa Yokoyama, the voice actor for Sakura Shinguuji, will also be present for a talk segment. The screening begins at 4:30 PM on November 3rd, and tickets cost 2,500円 across 382 seats.

ARTFX J is also developing a Sakura Shinguuji figure, which can be seen at this page. A short PV has also been produced and uploaded to Kotobukiya’s YouTube channel to promote the Sakura figure:

サクラ大戦 ARTFX J 真宮寺さくら PV

The figure will cost 13,800円 and is produced at 1/8 scale!

Additionally, a third iteration of what has now became the Sakura Wars Museum series will be held at the Akihabara GAMERS location! The next Sakura Wars Museum will be open from November 4th to November 20th. A new round of character goods will be introduced, and this time some of them goods will feature more characters from the Paris Assault Force. For example, the new round of acrylic key charms will feature all women of the Tokyo and Paris Assault Forces. However, members of the New York Combat Revue will also be present in the A4 file set and the mouse pad. There are many items to be purchased, once again!

The festivities seem to be continuing for Sakura Wars! Perhaps we may yet see more from this series in the future? Let us hope.

 

Sakura Wars X Chain Chronicle: New Cards, New Trailer

SEGA Networks recently announced another round of content for the Sakura Wars X Chain Chronicle collaboration event. Formally announced a little more than a month ago, the collaboration takes the popular SEGA mobile game Chain Chronicle and features the Imperial Assault Force characters from Sakura Wars.

The news post linked at the top of this article describes which characters will receive SSR or SR cards. The list will be reproduced as follows:

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Sakura Wars Goods at Tokyo Game Show 2016

The 20th Anniversary of the Sakura Wars franchise is right around the corner – September 27th marks the release date of the first Sakura Wars game in Japan. But before then, Tokyo Game Show 2016 will be held at the Makuhari Messe on the weekend of September 15th – 18th. At this event, SEGA will be further celebrating the lead-up to the Sakura Wars anniversary by offering new pieces of merchandise for sale. There’s a preview page up on the official Sakura Wars website!

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New Sakura Wars Mobile Game to be Launched in Korea in August 29

In March, we wrote an article that in part discussed “Sakura Wars: The Legend Begins”, a game for Android devices being developed by the Korean mobile media developer Snowpipe, whose official website can be seen here. 4Gamer recently published in article announcing that The Legend Begins will release in Korea on August 29, and is accepting pre-registrations. An iOS version is also in development, though it will not be releasing concurrently with the Android version.

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Sakura Wars X Chain Chronicle

Sakura Wars X Chain Chronicle Collaboration Announced for Japan

In light of its 20th anniversary this year, the Sakura Wars series has seen several crossover projects with other games, including Granblue Fantasy and Phantasy Star Online 2. At a recent  event for their hit mobile game Chain Chronicle, SEGA has now announced that the game will also be getting a crossover with the Sakura Wars series.

Few details are known at this point, but SEGA did launch a new website for the collaboration event. Judging from the silhouettes in the artwork found there it seems that, aside from Sakura and Ogami, other characters of the first game might also make a return. Sega has promised they’ll be updating the website periodically, so we’ll keep an eye out for more details.

Sakura Wars X Granblue Fantasy - Epilogue

Sakura Wars X Granblue Fantasy: Epilogue Video

We’ve been uploading videos for the Sakura Wars X Granblue Fantasy event since the event ended, and today we reach the end of that video archive with the story’s epilogue. Those who viewed the previous episodes will know that, after the initial prologue, the main cast found themselves in the world of Granblue Fantasy. The epilogue sees Sakura, Ogami, Gemini, Shinjiro and Erica reunited in a decisive battle against the series’ recurring villain, Aoi Satan. Take a look below for the epilogue and an overview of all the other videos we posted so far! And if you watched the videos, feel free to let us know in what you think about this crossover in the comments. And for those who play Granblue Fantasy and unlocked the characters, we’re looking for help to record their Fate Episodes.

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Sakura Wars Crossover - Erica's Event Story

Sakura Wars X Granblue Fantasy: Erica’s Event Video

It’s been a while since we posted the second story arc for the Sakura Wars X Granblue Fantasy crossover featuring Gemini. We now uploaded the third story arc to our Youtube channel, this time featuring Erica Fontaine! Her story arc is noticeably shorter than the others, and focuses mostly on comedy. You can find the video below! With the three arcs finished, our next video will feature the epilogue of the crossover event.

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Sakura Wars 20th Anniversary

Sakura Wars 20th Anniversary Event Coming This September to Japan

The Japanese official Sakura Wars website recently posted scheduling details for a 20th anniversary Sakura Wars event. Titled “Chisa Yokoyama’s Sakura Wars 20th Birthday Party”, it will be taking place the weekend of September 23rd-25th – which, incidentally, is the weekend before the franchise’s 20th anniversary on September 27th. That is one extreme party!

Across these three days, five different performance and talk events will be held. Each event will feature different guests, but Chisa Yokoyama will be present at all of them.

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