Sakura Wars is a singleplayer cinematic camera and isometric adventure, strategy and visual novel game in the Sakura Wars series.
It was released as Sakura Taisen (サクラ大戦) on September 27, 1996 for Sega Saturn console, and later on May 25, 2000 for DreamCast console in Japan. PC received port from DreamCast and released on August 18, 2000 in Japan while China and Taiwan version was released on August 18, 2001 as Ying Hua Da Zhan (Simplified Chinese: 樱花大战, Traditional Chinese: 櫻花大戰). An updated port for Windows XP compatibility was released on February 20, 2003 in Japan. The game was ported to PlayStation 2 on February 27, 2003, while PlayStation Portable released as Sakura Wars 1 + 2 combo pack on March 9, 2006. The only western release of Sakura Wars was made available in Russian version knows as Voyny Sakury (Войны Сакуры) on January 11, 2006. A PC Premium Edition, which includes all first four games of the Sakura Wars series with updated higher resolution FMVs and sprites compared to the original releases was released on September 21, 2006, while the DVD version of Sakura Wars which the Premium Edition used was sold separately on January 25, 2007.