Sakura Wars GB: Go Forth, Young Cadet! English Fan Translation Teaser Trailer Released

Just in time to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Sakura Wars franchise, the English localization team that is doing Sakura Wars GB: Go Forth, Young Cadet! have released a teaser trailer for their project. Sakura Wars GB was released all the way back in 2000 and remains one of the many Sakura Wars projects that was only released in Japan. Thanks for fans going back and translating these hidden gems, we can now enjoy them in our native tongues.

The translation team for Sakura Wars GB are:

As far as the official release date for the the fan translation, as of right now, is unknown but the project does seem to be coming along nicely. Also people who are working on this did work on the Sakura Wars: Columns 2 English translation project.

SXSW 2014: Hands On with the RetroN 5


Photo courtesy of Hyperkin’s facebook page.

There wasn’t much of anything SEGA related at this year’s South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. However it did provide a chance to check out Hyperkin’s upcoming RetroN 5 console with a number of games to show off the system’s accuracy and additional perks.

The RetroN 5 is a major step up from the other RetroN consoles for a number of reasons. The system provides compatibility for a number of consoles including Nintendo, Famicom, Super Nintendo, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games through its five cartridge slots on the system as well as Master System games via the Power Base Converter. But aside from the added compatibility, it makes use of emulators running on Android hardware instead of clone hardware to run the games. What this provides besides better accuracy, is the other benefits of game console emulation including save states, remapping buttons and macros on any controller, take screenshots, fast forward games, as well as several video filtering options.