By The Sakura Wars Localization Project / August 2nd, 2013
In a recent interview with Siliconera, XSEED announced that they’re looking to bring more games, especially JRGPs, to the PC. Considering our goal is to see localized versions of the PC ports of the first four Sakura Wars games, now is the perfect time for a letter-writing campaign. XSEED is the perfect publisher for Sakura Wars, and if we show them our support, they just might consider localization!
Here’s a list of things that you can do:
- Shoot XSEED an email! They take comments at email@example.com. They also have a twitter, @XSEEDgames. It would be best to both email them and tweet at them, but emails are most important since you can put more information into an email.
- In your email, mention some sales figures! The Dreamcast and Saturn versions of the original game sold a combined total of 660,000 copies, the Dreamcast and Saturn versions of Sakura Wars 2 sold a combined total of about 640,000 copies, Sakura Wars 3 sold 330,000 copies on Dreamcast, and Sakura Wars 4 sold about 290,000 copies on Dreamcast (all this information comes from VGChartz).
- Mention how popular the series is over in Japan! In addition to the five main games, there are 7 “main” spinoffs, a remake of the original game, a number of fan discs, six OVAs, an anime series, a movie, a number of light novels, a manga, and, of course, the live stage shows!
- In your email, try to use bullet points as apposed to wordy paragraphs.
And don’t forget to be polite! We want to give XSEED a good impression of both our group and of Sakura Wars! If everyone who wants to see Sakura Wars localized writes an email to XSEED, we can show them the support these games have here in the West. But we can’t do it without everyone’s help! Write your emails, and tell anyone you know who might be interested about this letter-writing campaign. Get cracking everyone, and maybe we’ll be able to achieve our goal!
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