Things are trying grim for the rebels trying to retake Japan. Sakura Revolution, the Sakura Wars cell recreation spinoff developed by Delightworks is shutting down. In a press release posted to the official website on April 22, 2021, the event group acknowledged that the sport would stop operations on June 30, 2021. This schedule places Sakura Revolution‘s finish a bit of greater than six months after its launch in Japan, on December 15, 2020.

The shutdown announcement was additionally mirrored through a Tweet from the official Twitter account:

In the assertion, Sega stated that it made diligent efforts to plan and handle occasions in addition to roll out enhancements to Sakura Revolution‘s systems and service. However, after considering the environment around the game, as well as future developments, it came to the conclusion that operations should end. Sega noted that it will provide details on refund options for any unspent premium currency. Sega also apologized to fans of Hololive Vtubers, as the scheduled shutdown means that Sakura Revolution will not debut planned characters based on Vtubers Shirakami Fubuki and Houshou Marine. The two were promoted as part of a pre-registration campaign before the game’s launch and appeared on sponsored streams.

Sega additionally supplied a schedule for the shutdown:

  • April 22, 2021, 1300 JST – All purchases of Spiricle Crystals (the sport’s premium foreign money) halted.
  • June 30, 2021, 1300 JST – Sakura Revolution service ends.
  • June 30, 2021, 1700 JST – Refund purposes open (tentative)

Players will likely be in a position to obtain the sport and play usually till the sport shuts down. However, they are going to be unable to buy premium foreign money.

Though Sakura Revolution is shutting down, it could not disappear fully. Sega intends to patch the app to enable it to operate in a restricted capability after service ends. Details relating to these plans will come in the close to future. It could find yourself just like the “gallery mode” patch that was added after the Global version of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story shut down in 2020.

Sakura Revolution is at present out there on iOS and Android in Japan. The earlier “main” Sakura Wars title is offered on PlayStation four worldwide. Check out our earlier protection of Sakura Revolution for extra particulars in regards to the recreation’s backstory, characters, and gacha roll animations.