New Sega Trademarks Could Point to New Sakura Wars Games
Sega recently filed a slew of new Sakura Wars trademarks, following the Western launch of the series' (well-done) soft reboot simply titled Sakura Wars. These trademarks could refer to new remakes and bold new steps for the franchise — or they could just be Sega safeguarding its future.
The story originally comes from Gematsu.
The first trademark is Sakura Wars B.L.A.C.K., followed by one that's just B.L.A.C.K.. Then there's the interestingly titled Sakura Kakumei, which Gematsu's Sal Romano translates to "Revolution." It's interesting because pretty much every game in the series so far includes "Wars/Taisen" in the title, so that combined with "revolution" could point to a brand-new direction for the series.
There's also Sakura Ishin, aka Sakura Restoration. Maybe it's a remake of an older Sakura Wars title (yes please). But RPGSite's HDKirin also reminded Twitter yesterday that "Ishin" is what Yakuza studio Ryu Ga Gotoku added to its name for the quirky Yakuza spinoff Like a Dragon: Restoration! that never came West. Sakura Ishin could point to something along those lines as well.
I mentioned not too long on a podcast that I'd love to see the Sakura Wars community grow in a similar fashion that the Yakuza community went through.— HDKirin (@HDKirin) May 11, 2020
Now we have this odd trademark of Sakura Ishin which makes me think of Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin. Interesting times ahead maybe.
Basically, we have no clue ... right now. It's not certain yet how well the game's performed in the West, though as of January 2020, it wasn't exactly flying off the shelves in Japan.
It's important to remember companies often file trademarks for projects that never materialize. We'll be keeping an eye on it either way, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Sakura Wars news as it develops. You can check out the original story over on Gematsu as well, if you're interested.