Sakura Note, A Tear Collecting Everyday Fantasy

By Spencer . September 1, 2009 . 12:28pm

image Marvelous released a chunk of information about Sakura Note, an upcoming DS game championed by a designer dream team.


In the game you play as a boy searching for the secret to the town’s ghostly inhabitants. Battles have been simplified to two buttons and when you win fights against round pigs you can collect tears. Tears are used to progress through the game and unlock other episodes. While the boy is the main character some episodes are shown from the point of view of dogs and cats.


Tears can also be collected by interacting with people via the my fate system. Using two buttons you choose what your character says during conversations, which can lead to a flood of tears.


This trailer, which shows a hodgepodge of real life and in game footage, highlights the “everyday fantasy” theme. Sakura Note is scheduled to blur reality and fantasy in Japan on November 5. A North American release has not been announced, but Marvelous is pretty aggressive about releasing their titles overseas. I wonder who will handle this… Xseed? Atlus? Rising Star, OK they’re a given.


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  • wario4ever

    usa please!

  • kylehyde

    The gameplay looks great, nice pixel use, I hope that somebody bring this game game to America

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  • Julius

    I love how Marvelous uses real life clips for the trailer. The opening video for Flower, Sun and Rain was fantastic, and I’m glad to see they’re using this type of footage for their other games.

  • Aoshi00

    Looks innovative. Even though I like Minaba Hideo a lot, I don’t like the basic art design too much (like a weirder version of Miyazaki).. but a 25 track Uematsu soundtrack would probably warrant a pre-order.. I like the ghost theme and the creatures, like in Goemon or Mamoru-kun.

  • Looks pretty intriguing, if this comes out in America, i think I’ll give it a try!

  • amc9988

    look really great!! USA please!!!

  • d00msmith

    :0 !! I might have to put this on my import list!

  • jarrodand

    Pretty sure Marvelous will team up with XSEED, Atlus, Ignition, Natsume or someone to bring this over. Nice to see audio still getting work, even if it’s not the “Contact 2” we were promised.

  • Joanna

    Marvelous is becoming one of my favourite publishers.
    The screen shots don’t look too impresive, but when I saw the game in action, it was lovely. I really hope it gets localized, and if it does, I’m going to pick it up :)

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