At Sega Fes 2018 in April, Sega announced a new Sakura Wars project. While details were not announced at the time, Sega said it would share more information during a presentation that will be held at some point in the future.
Unfortunately, a date for that presentation has yet to be set, but it may be during the summer if Sega’s Toshihiro Nagoshi is to go by. During the questions corner on the latest Sega-Nama broadcast, which is Sega’s official game news variety program, the topic of Sakura Wars came up from a question about Tokyo Game Show 2018. Host Ayana Tsubaki and Nagoshi shared the following exchange:
Tsubaki: “As always, Gotoku will have a booth at Tokyo Game Show—there will even be a photo spot. We’re all wondering what kind information will be announced there.”
Nagoshi: “We’re also doing our best with Sakura.”
Tsubaki: “Ohh, Sakura Wars, too?”
Nagoshi: “We’re doing it, it’s happening.”
Tsubaki: “You’re saying it’ll have a summer announcement?”
Nagoshi: “Yes. So what it’ll look like and when, well… The pressure might be mounting leading to the Show, but I wouldn’t mention it if it was still half-baked. So I’m putting it out there.”
Tsubaki: “But is it going to be satisfying?”
Nagoshi: “Well, it has to be. Given that speediness doesn’t mean it’s particularly wonderful, though obviously it’s better the sooner it’s done.”
Tsubaki: “Well, either way, I think fans will be happy to hear they have something to look forward to some months from now.”
Nagoshi: “There will be announcements here and there.”
Thanks, Games Talk.