Marvelous Announces Sakura Note for DS

By Ishaan . August 30, 2009 . 9:45am Like everyone else, I thought MMV’s new DS adventure game was called “Sakura Note.” 1UP, however, claim that it’s actually meant to be Sakuranaut. No, I don’t know what that is either, so I’ll stick with the former for now.


Sakura Note is an adventure game set in two towns.


A girl by the name of Nanami Yoshida has recently moved to your village and is being troubled by the town’s ghosts. This is somehow connected to two sakura trees, one of which is withering and the other blooming. You play the role of a young lad trying to get to the bottom of the mystery. Judging by the Famitsu images, a dog and cat also factor into the story in some way.


Sakura Note is scheduled for a November 5 release in Japan. The most promising thing about the game at this point is its star-studded staff. Here’s what Famitsu has revealed so far:


Composer: Nobuo Uematsu

Design: Akira Ueda (map design on Super Mario RPG, director on Contact)

Scenario: Kazushige Nojima (FFVII, FFVIII, FFX, FFX-2, Kingdom Hearts, KH2, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

Art: Hideo Minaba (concept designer for Lost Odyssey)

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  • Joanna

    sounds interesting and if this does turn out to be good, I really hope localization is at least considered.
    I also wonder why anyone would call it Sakuranaut, it sounds weird. Sakura Note looks and sounds better (well at least in English XD).

  • Dasuzero

    oooh, Akira Ueda! He’s the reason that the Shining Soul and Contact games have such a strange, colorful visual design. I wish he was still working at Grasshopper.

  • Day 1 purchase for me if Atlus or XSeed decides to translate and localize it. :D

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