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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Wii
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: NIS America
Developer: Idea Factory
Release Date: March 30, 2010 (US), April 2, 2010 (EU)

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'Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love' (ALL) Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on March 2, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. PST

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. Due to high demand, Sakura Wars will be available in a premium package which will include the Japanese voice track and a special art cover.

Due to high demand for dual voiceovers, Sakura Wars will be available in a premium package with a dual disc setup and a special art cover. Disc 1 will include the game with English voices, and disc 2 will include the Japanese voice track. Fans of Sakura Wars can expect a collector’s item art cover for this edition.

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.

Key Features:

  • 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.

NIS America has decided to make a premium box for the PS2 version of Sakura Wars, which includes a special art book, poster, and a double dual layered disc, each featuring the respective voiceovers of either English or Japanese, for $39.99.

For those who are looking for a good RPG with an affordable price point, NIS America has prepared a regular package for the Wii version of Sakura Wars, which includes the English voice over disc, for $29.99.


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