By Spencer . May 19, 2009 . 12:10pm
At one time Valcon Games was bringing battle damage brawler Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon to North America. They acquired the rights to the PlayStation 2 game from Marvelous, but the project is currently on hold.
“At this point, we’re not moving forwards with Shining Dragon for the Sony PS2,” Colin Gordon, Co-founder of Valcon Games explains. We may never know how complete the US version was, but Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon was rated by the ESRB with the following description.
Shining Dragon – Ikkitousen is a fighting game, set in Tokyo, Japan, about a group of female college students granted with ancient and mystical warrior powers. Characters use these supernatural powers mostly to kick, punch, and block their way to victory until opposing players’ life meters run out. All the female characters are dressed in short skirts or skirts with a high slit. The game features frequent depictions of panties, cleavage, and exaggerated breast jiggle. A special attack move allows some characters to rip opponents’ clothes to shreds – exposing even more of the female anatomy (legs, breasts, partial buttocks).
If you couldn’t tell by the description, Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon was rated M by the ESRB. “A number of factors really hurt our options with that game. The biggest problem being that it received an M rating from the ESRB. We could remove all the stuff that makes it an M-rated game, but then we don’t think the customers would be very happy buying an Ikki Tousen game without all the shredded clothing…” Well, would you?