New Sakura Wars Game in Development at Sega

A new, mainline Sakura Wars game is currently early in development.

News by Matt Kim, .

During Sega's fan festival today, the company announced a new Sakura Wars title is currently very early in development. However, this is an official Sakura Wars sequel that will continue the main storyline.

According to Sega's CEO, the new Sakura Wars game is planned for 2019 "or later." So presumably we have very little actual story details or even a good sense of what the game will look like. But considering that last official Sakura Wars released was Sakura Wars 5 in 2005, this is a welcome surprise for fans.

The announcement of a new Sakura Wars games follows the news that Sega is releasing a HD remaster of Shenmue 1 and 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Unlike the new Sakura Wars, the HD re-release is scheduled for 2018.

Sega also announced early details for the Sega Genesis mini, but didn't announce specifically which games will be on the platform. This is a developing story and we will have more details as we get them.

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  • Avatar for NateDizzy #1 NateDizzy 5 months ago
    Holy crap. The original waifu tactics game makes its return. I wonder if it'll get a western release?
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  • Avatar for Daikon #2 Daikon 5 months ago
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  • Avatar for Daikon #3 Daikon 5 months ago
    Sakura Wars 5 was also the only title in the series to see an English language release.
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  • Avatar for NateDizzy #4 NateDizzy 5 months ago
    @Daikon Yeah, and it sold abysmally. The original Japanese release for Sakura Wars 5 was in 2005. It didn't come west until 2010 and it was still on the PS2. By then, most western gamers had already migrated to PS3 slim or 360. That's not exactly a recipe for success.
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