Sega filed Japenese trademark for Sakura Wars using the English title (localization announcement incoming?)

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They did something similar with "Sakura Wars World Project" almost 20 years ago, which went absolutely nowhere, I'd not be too excited
 

Eolz

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To be fair, it seemed kinda obvious with the current Sega and how it was announced that the new game would be localized.
 

Strings

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To be fair, it seemed kinda obvious with the current Sega and how it was announced that the new game would be localized.
Yeah, exactly. This an important enough franchise that they'd be crazy not to try and get the West into anyway.

I'm fiending to actually see it though.
 

Velezcora

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To be fair, it seemed kinda obvious with the current Sega and how it was announced that the new game would be localized.
Yeah, now that Sega has Atlus USA they literally have no excuse. I wouldn't be surprised if Atlus USA dropping out of localising third party titles is so they can focus entirely on Sega owned stuff.
 
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They did something similar with "Sakura Wars World Project" almost 20 years ago, which went absolutely nowhere, I'd not be too excited
I'm still upset about that. The Sakura Wars 1 remake was announced with it and it was supposed to get localized, but it and the 1+2 Dreamcast ports for the PSP were essentially not approved for release because they had too much text to be a video game or something along those lines.
 

mudai

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I hope it gets localized. But I won't get my hopes too high up until they make the actual announcement.
 

Clov

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It wouldn't surprise me to see this new entry localized. Hopefully this is also a sign that we'll get the first footage at SegaFes.
 

LordGorchnik

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Pretty sure when they announced that a new SW was coming they stated they were looking to bring it to all regions. But yes I am quite ready for more info.
 

Aters

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The last time Sega released SW in yhe west, they were so determined to make something that appeals to westerners that it appealed to nobody. Hopefully they learned the lesson.
 

Castile

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I mean...we did get Sakura Was 5 in the long run out of this project and Sega did try back then to bring the franchise in the West.
They just handled it poorly :P.
I wouldn't say try when Sakura Wars 5 was released 6 years after the Japanese release, and that it wasn't even them who localized it, but Nisa. Though, releasing it in 2010 wasn't the reason for it bombimg in the states, but more porting the game to Wii.
 

androvsky

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I wouldn't say try when Sakura Wars 5 was released 6 years after the Japanese release, and that it wasn't even them who localized it, but Nisa. Though, releasing it in 2010 wasn't the reason for it bombimg in the states, but more porting the game to Wii.
And according to NISA it was Red that approached them, not Sega. Which is why I always found it interesting that Sega felt the need to release three niche Japanese games the same month as Sakura Wars, including a massive rush job on Yakuza 3.
 

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I'm sure Atlus USA is all over this. They're bringing over pretty much all Sega's console RPGs now (Valkyria, Yakuza, Shining). Well, except PSO2.
 

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I'm glad it looks like Sega will bring the new Sakura Taisen overseas. It was a huge series in Japan for a decade and we knew nothing of it over here.

I just hope Sega doesn't cast someone who's going to be found knee-deep in a mound of coke.
 

fiendcode

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Possibly but I sadly doubt it would get localised. Companies are ridiculously hesitant to localsie old games that get re-released. See the Seiken Densetsu collection.
Sega's done it before though (Monster World IV) and are probably doing it again (Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2).

Also Collection of Mana is a thing going by recent trademarks so never say never...
 

Castile

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Sega's done it before though (Monster World IV) and are probably doing it again (Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2).

Also Collection of Mana is a thing going by recent trademarks so never say never...
Yeah, but Sakura Wars is more similar to visual novel with how much text each game has. The gameplay itself is more of an extra thing you do between each episode, and not its main focus. I really doubt they would go to the effort of localizing 4 games and releasing it as a collection pack.
 

fiendcode

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Yeah, but Sakura Wars is more similar to visual novel with how much text each game has. The gameplay itself is more of an extra thing you do between each episode, and not its main focus. I really doubt they would go to the effort of localizing 4 games and releasing it as a collection pack.
Probably not a collection but maybe individual remakes or remasters.
 
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Yes, please Sega let it be true. If for some reason it ends up being just a Asian English translation, I am going to import the hell out of it.
 

Maturra

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I'm seriously excited for this (as if the avatar wasn't a dead giveaway!). I can't wait to see what awaits for the franchise, or where they plan to take things nearly 15 years after the release of Sakura Wars 5.

They did something similar with "Sakura Wars World Project" almost 20 years ago, which went absolutely nowhere, I'd not be too excited
Sorry to butt in, here; what you're thinking of was the "Sakura Taisen World Project." - This appears to be the first time that Sega's ever specifically registered "Sakura Wars" as a trademark in Japan, though they have used the English title on CD cases and packaging in the past.
 
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KojiKnight

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I'm not the biggest Sakura Wars fan, but I'd be down for a new game... can't be worse than the Wii one!

God damn split personality cow girls...
 

flashman92

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I just looked up the ages of the former casts, and holy crap I thought everyone was in their twenties. Turns out nearly everyone is 16-19.