Sakura Wars gets first update and new trailer for anime series


That's the Spiricle

There's a double dose of news for Sakura Wars fans today, or at least those currently enjoy the latest PS4 entry over in Japan. Sega has dropped the first update for the soft reboot, which features balance tweaks, quality-of-life adjustments, and a fresh new mecha for lead gal Sakura Amamiya.

The new mech unit - or "Spiricle" - is known as "Mugen", and will be featured in the upcoming Sakura Wars the Animation TV series, which begins broadcasting in Japan on April 3. In game, Mugen can be used for all missions that take place within the "Ikusa-chan" battle simulator.

Accompanying Mugen's debut are a list of small changes, including the addition of a "Lock-On" function in battle, a conversation message log, changes to the Save/Load system, and new key assignment options. One would assume that all of these features will automatically be included with the localised edition of Sakura Wars.

Speaking of Sakura Wars the Animation, Sega has also released a second trailer for the new series, which you can check out below. Sakura Wars launches on PS4 in the west April 28.

Shin Sakura Wars the Animation second trailer [Gematsu]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Sakura Wars   (7)   From our database:

  • Sakura Wars developers seem very confident about series' future - Chris Moyse
  • This Sakura Wars Nendoroid is just too cute for words - Chris Moyse
  • Sega trademarks some mysterious new Sakura Wars titles - Chris Moyse
  • Review: Sakura Wars - Chris Moyse
  • Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid? - Chris Moyse
  • Volks' beautiful Sakura Wars doll costs a stunning $700 - Chris Moyse
  • Sakura Wars aims to springboard new fans into its spirited world - Chris Moyse
  • Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid? - Chris Moyse
  • Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid? - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #adventure #Anime #JRPG #PS4 #sequel #Trailers #Update #video #YouTube



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!