Sakura Wars will be released in the west on April 28. The game is the first new mainline entry in the Sakura Wars franchise since 2005’s Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love.

Despite its immense popularity in Japan, we’re willing to bet there’s a chance you haven’t heard of the Sakura Wars franchise if you live almost anywhere else. Here’s a quick refresher: the Sakura Wars franchise tells the story of the Imperial Combat Revue (specifically the Revue’s Flower Division), a group of mecha pilots that fight in a secret war against demons. When not fighting, the Flower Division are performers who put on theatrical productions for the public.

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“Localization for the Western release of Sakura Wars was similar to another one of our popular titles, Yakuza 0,” Sega of America associate localization producer Andrew Davis said, according to a PlayStation blog post. Sakura Wars will be the sixth game in the Sakura Wars series, taking place 12 years after the events of So Long, My Love.

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