Sega revealed more details for Sakura Taisen V: Episode 0, the prologue to Sakura Taisen 5. The main character is Gemini Sunrise, a young cowgirl who is traveling from her home in the American west to New York City. As part of her travels she will meet Patrick Hamilton (a character from the Sakura Taisen movie), the young Fuanita Cushing, and the Russian Bred Basileus, a master in the use of guns.
Sakura Taisen V: Episode 0 plays like the rest of the series, with conversation scenes using 2D art to show character emotion and battle scenes that make heavy use of strategy. In conversations, the LIPS (Live & Interactive Picture System) is again being used to increase interactivity while in battles the ARMS (Active & Realtime Machine System) of Sakura Taisen 3 is being reemployed. This time around, battles allow for switching between mechs and horseback, with horses being a faster choice.
The Japanese release date for Sakura Taisen V: Episode 0 is set at September 22. Thus far, no release date information has been revealed for North America.