Nintendo DS

Marvelous Announces Sakura Note for DS

0 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)

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.