Snow Sakura was first developed and released as 雪桜 (Japanese: Yukizakura) for the Windows PC in Japan by D.O. Corp on November 28, 2003. It was later translated ad released in the USA by G-Collections on December 13, 2007.
My name is Yuuji Tachibana, a regular student with no particular plans for the future - until my parents left for Hawaii on a business trip last fall, leaving me in the care of my uncle in the wintry countryside of Hokkaido.
Small-town life on Japan's northern island didn't have time to get dull, as from the moment I got there I was reunited with my cousin and childhood friend Saki. She's pretty demanding, but when I'm hanging out with her and her school friends I don't mind; as I get close to them I feel like I'm finding meaning in life that I didn't know I was looking for.
Legend says there is a flower that blooms here in the depth of winter... as the twilight deepens and a snowflake melts in the palm of my hand, I stand with a beautiful girl by my side. Will we be able to uncover its mystery in this fleeting moment?
- Misaki Souya - Younger sister of Misato and best friend of Kozue. Cheerful but shy and airheaded.
- Kozue Hiyama - Close friend of Misaki and idolizes her. Observant and meticulous but has an inferiority complex.
- Saki Tachibana - Cousin of Yuuji Tachibana. Energetic, critical, and violent.
- Rei Kisaragi - Third year student and a shrine maiden. Intelligent and studious.
- Misato Souya - A teacher and older sister of Misaki. Hard-working but extremely clumsy and airheaded.
Snow Sakura is a visual novel that features a non-linear branching narrative which requires players to make choices of up to 3 options that will lead to one of the different story lines focusing on one of the 5 heroines which their own endings.
The story diverges roughly at halfway point. One feature of Snow Sakura is that it will present a intermission screen featuring the portrait of the heroine who currently has the highest intimacy with the player. As such, a blank intermission screen signifies either 2 or more girls with equal intimacy level or insufficient intimacy with any girl to properly advance the story.
|Misaki Souya||Asakura Suzune|
|Kozue Hiyama||Shion Miyabi|
|Saki Tachibana||Aoyama Yukari|
|Rei Kisaragi||Takazuki Sakura|
|Misato Souya||Aya Uran|
|Sumiyoshi Itou||Hamada Hiroshi|
|Takeaki Tachibana||Taida Nikudan|
|Yuuji Tachibana||Shimazaki Hiro|