Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni (サクラ大戦 熱き血潮に) is a remake of the first Sakura Taisen game for the Sony Playstation 2.
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Images
|Alternate Titles||サクラ大戦 熱き血潮に
사쿠라 대전 ~뜨거운 열정으로~
Ying Hua Da Zhan: Chi Re Zhi Xie
|Genre||Adventure / Strategy|
|# of Players||1|
YBM Sisa (KR)
|Release Dates||February 27th, 2003 (JP, All Editions)
July 10th, 2003 (AS)
June 30th, 2004 (KR)
|Release Prices||¥ 6,800 (JP)
¥ 6,800 (JP First Print Limited Edition)
¥ 9,800 (JP Premium Edition)
|Product IDs||SLPM-67003 (JP)
HSN-0003 (JP First Print Limited Edition)
HSN-0002 (JP Premium Edition)
4974365830373 (JP First Print Limited Edition)
4974365830366 (JP Premium Edition)
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Overview
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni (サクラ大戦 熱き血潮に) is a remake of the original Sega Saturn Sakura Taisen. The original story is intact with a few new scenarios, but loads of changes have been made to the game. Along with entirely redone assets, some improvements introduced to the battle system and LIPs in Sakura Taisen 3: Paris wa Moeteiru ka and Sakura Taisen 4: Koi Seyo, Otome have been implemented here.
Atsuki Chishio Ni was originally planned for a worldwide release as part of the “Sakura Taisen World Project,” but those plans were eventually shelved. It wouldn’t be until Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love‘s release in North America in 2010 that an English Sakura Taisen game would finally be released.
The Japanese limited edition of the game came with the Premium DVD containing the Project S documentary which you can watch here!
The Premium edition of the game came with the Project S DVD and a gold colored pocket watch that could rest on a stand featuring some of the character’s portraits.
Pre-orders through Sega Direct got some nice bonuses, three in total. First up are these 7 character sleeves for the game.
Next up is this telephone card and stand.
And finally, this twin post card set.
Available as a pre-order bonus somewhere was this alarm clock. I could not locate much information on this or a better picture, unfortunately.
In Korea, the limited edition came with all of these goodies, including an OST album and towel.
Korean stores were distributing a couple of free posters for the game in the month leading to it’s launch.
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Koushiki Guide Book (サクラ大戦 ～熱き血潮に～ 公式ガイドブック) covers about the first half of the game in it’s 128 pages and was published by Aspect (ISBN # 4757209525) in Japan on February 1st, 2003 for ¥1,200.
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Kouryaku Hanagoyomi (サクラ大戦 ～熱き血潮に～ 攻略花暦) covers all but the final section of the game. It is a whopping 225 pages and was published by Kodansha (ISBN # 4063396762) in Japan on March 26th, 2003 for ¥1,400.
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Koushiki Final Guide (サクラ大戦 ～熱き血潮に～ 公式ファイナルガイド) was published by Aspect (ISBN # 4757209703) in Japan on July 16th, 2003 for ¥1,900. It is 435 pages and covers the entire game.
A pink PS2 memory card from Hori featuring the game’s logo was sold on Sega Direct along with a memory card holder that could contain six cards. The set was available on February 27th, 2003 for ¥3,000.
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Postcard Book (サクラ大戦~熱き血潮に~ポストカードブック) was published by Softbank Creative (ISBN # 4797325038) in Japan on August 22nd, 2003. It contains 36 post cards featuring artwork from the game by Hidenori Matsubara.
Sakura Taisen ~Atsuki Chishio ni~ Teigeki Ongaku Zenshuu (サクラ大戦～熱き血潮に～ 帝撃音楽全集) is a 2-disc, 62 track album featuring music from the game. It was published by avex mode (Catalog # AVCA-14562~3) in Japan on February 26th, 2003 for ¥ 3,570.
BlueJr has posted LIPS guides to the entire game here.
Official Website (Archive.org copy)
Special Thanks / Sources
-VGDMB for information on the soundtrack.