NIS will be bringing Sega's strategy RPG game to North America.
Recently, NIS America announced that they are localizing a game in Sega's popular Japan-only series Sakura Wars. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love features a unique battle system where bi-pedal mech suits with the ability to transform into jets battle on both the ground and in the air.
The game features eight different chapters with each chapter lasting around four or five hours. The game features seven playable character, six fully animated endings, bonuses, and an additional story to complete following the main game.
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love will be released in Fall 2009.
SAKURA WARS ANNOUNCED FOR NORTH AMERICA AT LAST
May 7, 2009
Santa Ana, Calif. (May 7, 2009) – After years of anticipation by hardcore gamers around the world, “Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love” will finally be released in North America this fall.
Sakura Wars is a Strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth storyline exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined. Character interaction plays a major role, and your responses to the various characters in the game can ultimately change the story content and even the final outcome.
The battle system is divided into two main parts; ground combat and air combat. Ground combat takes place using two-legged mechanized suits, which transform into jet fighters to take the fight to the sky. Every mech unit in the game can transform from battle mech mode to jet fighter mode during combat. Once transformed, weapons and movement methods will change as well. For example, the hero’s ground mode utilizes a sword as his main weapon, but in jet mode he will use long-range missiles.
- 8 chapters in total, each with 4-5 hours of gameplay.
- A total of 7 characters to control.
- 6 different fully animated endings.
- Bonus features and story after beating the game.
RELEASE DATE: Fall 2009
PLATFORM: PlayStation® 2, Nintendo Wii™
PUBLISHER: NIS America
DEVELOPER: Idea Factory