Sakura is one of the best Player 2's a friend could ask for!
Sakura was Nishan's only friend when they were both students at Hearst.
In The Games We Play, he leaves the Carnage Kings after Sakura was kicked out.
It has also been hinted that Nishan likes Sakura more than a friend and becomes evidently flustered whenever someone teases him about this.
Videogames have become a worldwide affair -- particularly in the HD era where budgets make multi-region and multiplatform development almost a must.
It's not just about recouping costs, though; vastly improved localization efforts have led to audiences outside a game's native country being hungry for the unique quirks of a game birthed and nurtured in a far away land can have.
Nowhere has this been more prevalent than in the increasingly niche realm of Japanese efforts.
It's a bit of a surprise, then, that it took a whopping 14 years for the Sakura Taisen series to finally make it to the States.
When you approach Sakura about transferring to your school you find out that she was hurt when Nishan not only left her alone at Hearst but left her with a lot of unfinished projects they were working on together, too, which made Sakura quite angry at Nishan.
While trying to recruit Sakura you find out from Nishan that she has always struggled with her grades in art class as this is the one subject she can't play games to succeed in.
Sharp, calculating, and competitive, Sakura applies her pro-gamer attitude and strategic genius to every part of life.