The Sakura Wars [PC] Fan Translation Project

I’ve been waiting to formally announce this, and now it’s time.

For the unfamiliar, there was a PC port of the original Sakura Wars. It was released on just about everything, after all, since it took Japan by storm.

At some point, for some reason, it got a Russian release.

So it was then decided by some adventurous hackers that this would be the ideal avenue for a US release.

Sadly, their endeavors fell through.

Ours won’t.

That’s right, Iwakura Productions has officially taken over ownership of the Sakura Wars Fan Translation.

I’ll be editing, EsperKnight is hacking, and a translator by the name of Nezumi was kind enough to volunteer.

This is a brand new translation as well. No prior scripts are being used or referenced.

We’ve already got the script 1/12th completed. And insertion has begun.

Without further ado…


LIPS prompts will need tweaking, as you can see, but they work great.

Stay tuned. Imperial Floral Assault Troupe is go!

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48 responses to “The Sakura Wars [PC] Fan Translation Project

  1. Hello. Can you share the text editing tools? I am from Belarus, Russian – my second language. I see the Russian text in this game is terrible, some of it is translated with large of errors.
    I’m planning with my friend something to change the text, translate again from jap-rus some places.
    Also excuse me for my english, it isn’t perfect.

    • Yea, I’d be interested in helping, too, so long as the text is easily accessible. (Translation’s about all I can do for this project.)

  2. Looking forward to it, I hope you have a good experience with it and decide on translating the other 3 games. I have the original complete box for PC in case further rips are needed…

    Oh man I’m already seeing me playing hanafuda with Kohran again…

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  4. So just to ask – does this mean that we need a copy of the Russian Sakura Taisen, or the Japanese version?

    Either way, thanks for your excellent work!

  5. What tools are you using for the .SPR files? I just wanted to know because i’m helping someone else translate the second one… would you be able to send me those tools? I don’t mind about the text since i already know how to do that.

    • Rather than a god, I suppose I should give thanks to these translators, who are sort of like gods to certain US citizens who grew up in the golden years of Saturn.

  6. I have the Saturn version and would be happy to supply you guys with rips if you think your work can also be applied to it.

  7. I just wanted to say thanks for working on this project. I know it will take some time, but this is all but the culmination of a dream for me. Good luck!

  8. Thank you so much for continuing the project. After I thought it was dead it seemed that the Kiss Me Sweet Localization Group’s translated walkthrough would be the only solace in an unlocalized landscape. I know you guys are about 30% complete but when you’re done, which i’m guessing will be around 2016, could you send me the game file or what have you? I run The Sakura Wars Channel on YouTube and the community on there has been craving a translated version of the original 4 after I did a botched translated version of Sakura Wars 3. Just a suggestion.

    • Funny how people reply to the oldest update. 😛 What file are you in need of? I’d be happy to give you some early version access if you want to show it off.

  9. Greetings. Are project is still alive? The thing is, I played first and second sakura taisen on my native language (Russian), but the thing is, that Russian company that got rights to localize these games stopped releasing them after second part, so there is no hope for me to play third and fourth one, so the only possibility is to wait for someone to actualy translate those two games in english. I can even play third part with FAQs guide, as long as I can somehow understand what is happening, but fourth part never got full FAQs guide, and stopped on part 3. Is there a hope for you guys to translate other games aswell?
    Thanks.

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