The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has new information on Project Sakura Wars, including the introduction of five new sub-characters and the rules for the Great World Combat Revue Battle.
Get the details below.
■ WLOF Key Characters
President G (voiced by Ryoutarou Okiayu, designed by Tite Kubo)
The director of the World Combat Revue Federation (WLOF). Like his predecessors, his real name, age, place of birth, and other background details are shrouded in mystery. It is said that G is an initial of his real name, but even that cannot be verified.
—The flagship of the WLOF, which President G rides. With its imposing appearance, you can get a sense of not only the size of the WLOF, but also the magnitude of President G’s authority.
President G’s right arm and leader of the WLOF’s men in black. He performs intelligence operations. He has a high-handed attitude, proclaiming that his own words are equal to those of President G.
■ Sakura and Azami’s Relatives
Hinata Amamiya (voiced by Mariko Kouda, designed by Tite Kubo)
Sakura Amamiya’s mother. While she passed away at age 27, her positive, never-give-up attitude had a strong influence on Sakura, which her daughter inherited. Sakura’s favorite sword, “Amamiya Kunisada,” is a memento of her mother.
Tekkan Amamiya (voiced by Shu Hayami, designed by Tite Kubo)
Sakura Amamiya’s father. A blacksmith who forges shingu (ritual objects), he is a quiet man of few words who takes pride in his work, but is kind and reliable at heart. He calls Sakura’s childhood friend Seijuurou Kamiyama “Seibon,” in a friendly manner.
Yattansai Mochizuki (voiced by Masaharu Satou)
Head of the Mochizuki Style ninja village and Azami Mochizuki’s foster parent. His age is unknown. He also passed down the “108 Laws” of the clan to Azami. Following Azami’s enlistment in the Imperial Combat Revue: Floral Division, he has her keep a journal everyday and visits the Imperial capital every week to check on it.
■ The Rules of the Great World Combat Revue Battle
The WLOF holds the Great Combat Revue World War once every two years. The rules of this competition where the Combat Revues of each country compete in opera and combat have now been revealed. Here are some tips to remember when playing the game.
Choose Your Members
Great World Combat Revue Battle matches are three-versus-three team battles. Choose the members to send out into battle. Whether you choose a character based on their traits or based on your preferences is up to you.
Defeat Enemies to Earn Points
In battle, defeat the enemies that appear on the map to earn points and fill up the gauge at the top of the screen. The fluctuation in points is indicated by the gauge, and you will win by either pushing it all the way to the end or having more points when the battle time limit runs out. You must win two rounds to attain overall victory.
—Enemies, which defeating will earn you points, will appear at various locations of the map and disappear after a certain time. The arrival of enemies can be spotted from a distance, so defeat them before the other team.
—Gold-colored enemies will sometimes appear on the map. Defeating these enemies will earn you three times as many points, so be sure to prioritize them.
—During Great World Combat Revue Battle matches, events will occur at specific times to advance the drama.
—Starting with the Shanghai Combat Revue, conversation events with rivals will occur in battles against powerful Combat Revues from other countries.
Project Sakura Wars is due out for PlayStation 4 on December 12 in Japan, and in spring 2020 in North America and Europe. A demo is due out on November 21 in Japan. Read more about the game here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.