The year 2010 marks the arrival of
the highly anticipated PS2 & Wii SRPG Sakura Wars. NIS America has announced
that Sakura Wars will be hitting stores on March 23, 2010. For long time fans of
Sakura Wars and SRPG fans, the PS2 premium box version will include a special
art book, poster, and a collector’s item outer cover. The PS2 premium box
version will also come with a double dual layered disc, each featuring the
respective voiceovers of either English or Japanese. If you are looking for a
killer bargain though, the Wiiversion will be a single dual layered disc with
English voiceovers. This version does not contain the bonus items, but will be
offered at an attractive price point.
About Sakura Wars
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 mechunit in the game can transform from battle mechmode 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.