Project Sakura Wars Introduces the London Combat Revue
Sega held another Japanese livestream for Project Sakura Wars, its upcoming revival of the Sakura Wars series. The main details to come out of the presentation concerned the members of the London Combat Revue who will appear in the game.
The London Combat Revue: Knights of the Round Table acts similarly to the Imperial Combat Revue: Floral Division that protagonist Seijuurou Kamiyama takes command of. The London Revue is commanded by the 18-year-old Arthur, who is from a noble family that has passed down the Legendary Sword Excalibur. He is often polite but becomes pretentious and aggressive in combat. He is joined by 17-year-old Lancelot. She calls herself the Dark Knight but is generally cheerful and energetic.
The presentation also saw the reveal of Gekizou-kun, the Imperial Combat Revue’s mascot. Seijuurou Kamiyama is tasked by his higher-ups with dressing up as Gekizou-kun to collect intelligence and promote the theatre. Also shown was the artwork for the game’s Japanese box, as well as images of some previously revealed characters’ battle suits and mechs, plus multiple pieces of gameplay including combat and town exploration.
Project Sakura Wars is set in an alternate world in Taisho Year 29, which would be the real-world equivalent of 1940 had the Taisho era not ended with the passing of the emperor in 1926 (Taisho Year 15). The game takes place twelve years after the events of Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love and ten years after the Great Kouma War, during which forces from Tokyo, Paris, and New York saved the world from supernatural threats. The game is set to be released in Japan for PlayStation 4 on December 12, 2019, with a western release planned for spring 2020.