has gained quite a lot of popularity in Japan. The side-scrolling beat-em-up has spawned both a manga and an anime in its home country, and now the game is coming to 3DS as a digital title this fall, courtesy of XSEED. It's not hard to see why the game is popular--it focuses on five sexy students of a secret all-female ninja school as they train to become full-fledged masters of ninjutsu. It sounds like pretty typical fanservice and fits the "magical highschool" genre to the letter, but that doesn't mean the game is bad. We'll just have to see if some of the game's more...provocative elements are toned down for the American market, but by the looks of this trailer, probably not.
XSEED Games Secures Publishing Rights to Senran Kagura Burst for Nintendo 3DS
Popular Side Scrolling Action Game Confirmed for Digital Release in North America this Fall
Torrance, Calif., (August 6, 2013) ??
XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the battle adventure game, Senran Kagura Burst,
is headed to the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system as a digital release this Fall. It??s all about girl power in this over-the-top side-scrolling action game that spawned a successful anime and manga series in Japan. Senran Kagura Burst
is set in an academy which serves as a front for an underground school where female students are secretly trained in the art of ninjutsu. Consisting of two separate storylines, Skirting Shadows
introduces players to the ??good shinobi?? of Hanzo Academy while its counterpart, Crimson Girls,
turns the tables to tell the same tale from the rival Hebijo Academy??s point of view.
Players assume control of the five primary female characters in each academy who aspire to become full-fledged shinobi. Within the ??Ninja Room?? hub located in each academy, character interactions reveal the thoughts and feelings of the students before and after each game mission. Novel-style story scenes then precede other missions, offering a deeper look into the world of Senran Kagura
. The drama of the battle adventure unfolds as players complete combat assignments for each of the main characters, including retrieval missions, multi-character battles and epic boss fights. During combat, damage to the girls is revealed through the gradual destruction and removal of their shinobi outfits. The original Japanese voice-overs have been left intact and will be accompanied by English subtitles.
Players can earn experience and level up throughout the story, unlocking new moves, powers and outfits. The Nintendo 3DS system??s stereoscopic 3D capability is fully supported, allowing Shinobi Transformations, special moves and victory poses to be viewed in full 3D.
Senran Kagura Burst
is developed by Tamsoft together with MarvelousAQL Inc. of Japan. XSEED Games will publish the title as a digital download on the Nintendo eShop in North America later this year. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on XSEED Games products, visit http://www.xseedgames.com
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