Rumor: SEGA files trademarks for several Sakura Wars related projects

The recent release of Sakura Wars (aka Shin Sakura Taisen) has had a solid enough release, with it generally receiving mixed to positive reception and a slew of multi-media adaptations such as a manga, anime, and stage play. But if you’re still on the fence about this new take on the series, read this review by writer Kori-Maru.

However, it seems like SEGA is not quite done with the Sakura Wars IP. SEGA of Japan has recently filed several trademarks, for the purposes of multiple things such as miscellaneous types of physical media and software. This includes Sakura Taisen B.L.A.C.K., B.L.A.C.K., Sakura Ishin (Restoration), and Sakura Kakumei (Revolution). What these titles would be is not clear, but it’s likely Sakura Ishin is some type of remake or remaster of a past title and Sakura Kakumei is a spin-off. Currently nothing has been officially announced, but considering the recent Sakura Wars project has had a positive response from consumers so far, it would make sense to continue expanding on the brand in the near future.


2 responses to “Rumor: SEGA files trademarks for several Sakura Wars related projects

  1. Lenticular Leo says:

    Has it had a good responce in the West this time or just in the usual Asian territories?
    It’s only been out in the west for a few days, so if this is about the west, how could it possible this early for them to determine, plus what was the reception of the new Genesis/ MegaDrive mini hardware like? Still haven’t seen any indicator of the success anywhere for this, Sega already said that future hardware rerelease would depend on how well it done this time.

    • Regarding the Mega Dive Mini, I think it has got a very positive feedback from the fans. While many do argue about “Why title XYZ has not been included”, others say that the pre-installed library has a good share of titles. Even some who want additional games manage to install them, since the console has a lot of spare memory. But this is only from what I’ve seen and heard.

      I wouldn’t say that Sakura Wars (2019) has been out for just a few days. Usually companies thend to make theories on an overall success based on the sales within the first week. There are Sakura Wars fans who maybe can’t play the title because they don’t have a PS4. On the other hand, the franchise is not as famous in west territories as it is in Japan. After all, “Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love” has been the only mainline title to get a release outside of Japan until Project Sakura Wars. So, I’d say that Sakura Wars (2019) is a success in Japan as well as EMEA and NA.

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