Sega and developer Delightworks plan to release Sakura Kakumei: Hanasaku Otome-tachiwhat about Sakura Revolution: Blooming Maidens translates in Japan on December 15th. The game will then appear for iOS and Android devices, there is currently no western announcement. The genre is described as “Dramatic RPG”. Sakura Kakumei: Hanasaku Otome-tachi will be free-to-play with microtransactions. This is how numerous characters should make it into the game.
There was also new video material for the mobile Sakura Wars offshoot in the last few days. After the flower divisions of Aogashima and Kyushu already had their individual appearance, more videos now show the imperial fighting force B.L.A.C.K. as well as national flower divisions. There is also a new gameplay trailer.
Command line battle
The combat system is called “Command Line Battle” and has simple inputs. The battle area is divided into five sections. There are units that can attack better at close range, others are better at a distance. There are also strengths and weaknesses. The positioning of the units is therefore an important strategic component.
Flower Division, march!
The protagonist is Shino Sakura, who grew up on the island of Aogashima. The mechas known from the series return as “Spiricle Dress” in a slightly different form. In terms of the story, we land in the 100th year of the Taisho era, which corresponds to 2011. That’s 71 years after the last Sakura Wars. In addition to Shino Sakura, her two childhood friends Fuka Aoshima and Asebi Mikohama are part of the flower division (Aogashima).
The three previously revealed Kurumi Saimei, Prana Tosei and Meisa Akashi belong to a rival division (B.L.A.C.K.). The acronym “B.L.A.C.K.” stands for “Brilliant, Legislative, Artistic, Celebrity, Knights”.
Demons threaten Japan
16 years before the events of the game, a major disaster struck Japan. After the reconstruction, demons increasingly haunt the country. The B.L.A.C.K. takes over the defense on behalf of the government and also impresses with her live performances. Behind this, however, there is a dark truth, which is uncovered by the flower division around Shino Sakura.
Imperial Combat Force B.L.A.C.K.
National Flower Divisions
via Gematsu, (2), (3), picture material: Sakura Kakumei: Hanasaku Otome-tachi, Sega / Delightworks