Sakura Wars has long been a staple of the Japanese video game market since the days of the Sega Saturn, but the series never found a place in the U.S., as it was assumed (probably correctly) that the dating simulation elements wouldn’t translate to an American Market.
Now, NIS has announced that it will be bringing the latest installment of the franchise, Sakura Wars V, to the U.S. Renamed Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, the series about a drama troupe who doubles as mecha pilots will make its way to the Wii and PS2. This incarnation takes place in a very fictional 1920s New York, with a plot revolving around a naval recruit in charge of the theatre troupe.
Sakura Wars is slated to hit U.S. shores this fall. To see the opening movie for the Japanese version, click: Here!