Twinfinite had recently interviewed with Sakura Wars director, Tetsuya Ootsubo, and asked him several questions regarding Sakura Wars (2020). The first question asked was if the team would be interested in developing another sequel, Ootsubo-san responded with:
” The development team would love to continue the series, and we’re pushing to make it happen. We appreciate all your support.”
The next question asked was if the game would be ported to other consoles beyond PS4, such as Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The director said:
“We’d love to expand the audience for the game! We’re actively researching to see where there is high demand and determine what actions will be feasible.”
Lastly, Ootsubo-san was asked if there will be remakes/remasters of the original games in the series in the works soon? Ootsubo-san answered that he and the team are “open” to revisiting the original games as those titles can’t be played on modern equipment and as long as there is sufficient demand for them. He also responded to a question regarding going back to turn-based gameplay. He stated that while the combat in the new game was indeed more action-focused, the developers understand that many still enjoy tactical RPGs, so they’re “continuing to research” what the “next steps should be in order to give fans the best possible experience.”
With recent trademarks made for the Sakura Wars brand and the survey SEGA posted on their social media last month, we may see the series expand further outside of Japan. Would you be interested in a sequel to Sakura Wars (2020) and try out remasters of the original series? Please let us know your thoughts on the comment section below.
5 responses to “Sakura Wars developers are open to a sequel and comment on additional platforms – remasters of classic games in mind”
I just hope they return to turn based strategy. Have no interest in an action Sakura wars.
The same for me!
Port all the Saturn and Dreamcast era games.
Remasters would be sweet, but I just fear they’ll end up having to adjust some of the content of the older titles for the “modern” era of politically correct games. Considering they ended up removing the cigarette from Kiryu’s mouth on the Yakuza 3 remaster boxart I don’t have much faith in any of the old games being re-released without having some alterations done to them.
The SamE for me!!!