A Closer Look At Senran Kagura Burst: The Crimson Girls’ Combat

By Ishaan . August 17, 2012 . 9:00am

This morning, Marvelous AQL released in-game footage of Senran Kagura Burst: The Crimson Girls, showing off combat with Homura and ninja transformation with Haruka. You can watch the two clips below:




Senran Kagura Burst: The Crimson Girls will be released on August 30th in Japan, and will include a copy of the first Senran Kagura game with gameplay tweaks such as mid-air ninja arts, new enemy patterns, and attack animations.


The development team also updated the original game with costumes from the second, made the dressing room playable in 3D, and added more voice-acting.

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  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    and we don’t have this why?

  • Darkrise

    D3 could probably bring this over, they’ve brought something even more risque like Onechanbara so there’s a chance. Come to think of it, they should also bring out Kagura Z!

    • KotaroInugami

      I dunno. The anime non-proportionate females probably move this game more into obscurity than the more realistic looking Onechanbara. I think they are all just too scared to touch something so risque. BE BRAVE COMPANIES! FOR OUR SAKES!

    • D3 in N.A. are too busy publishing Ben 10 games to pay attention to what the D3 in Japan are doing. 

      • Darkrise

        That’s really disappointing.

  • Strain42

    Didn’t Xseed or Aksys or one of those companies say that there was a pretty good chance this would be localized? I mean I think I even remember an article that basically said it was all but confirmed.

    On one hand I do want to play this game, on the other hand I’m slightly embarrassed that the game companies know their audience way too well…

    • Luna Kazemaru

       XSeed said maybe and don’t know what you are embarrassed about.

    • Colin Tosh

      Trust me get it. Its worth it just to see how Hibari fights. They said they are looking in to making it a download but it depends if they see the demand as high enough.

      • James Smith

        Yeah this is the kind of games that benefit most of a downloadable option.
        That takes care of many of the issues niche games on consoles most commonly faced for retail space.
        And now would be a good time to make a move since the first game just got updated, don’t know how high demand must be for them.

        • brian yep

          I see nothing in particular difficult about making it a physical release, especially considering the first had very tame boxart.
          That and Code of Princess also being a physical release, originally having very risky boxart.

          • James Smith

            A digital release reaches more people,  it’s easier and less expensive, so it’s a safer investment too.
            For a niche game being a safe investment is a big deal, that’s why they benefit more than your average game of having a digital option.

    • Hraesvelgr

      XSeed said “we’ll see” and that “it’s a title that’d be hard to bring over as a packaged title”, while Aksys hasn’t said anything (as far as I’m aware). I would honestly put its chances of being released lower rather than higher.

  • ResidentMetroid

    Who here actually watched the first video first?

    • sd28

      i did 

  • Noooo Siliconera what are you doing!? If we get any closer our heads will explode from all the bodacious awesome!

    (Runs off to watch second trailer again) =P

  • “Say~ Remember the Ninja concepts about being stealthy, not standing out and drawing as little attention as possible? …This game has none of those!”

    • Anime10121

       Are they really supposed to be ninjas?

      Well if this guy http://www.freewebs.com/all-naruto-shippuden-episodes/Naruto.jpg can be a ninja, anyone can, even scantily clad girls as seen with that guy again, only as a girl http://www.scenicreflections.com/ithumbs/sexy_jutsu_Wallpaper__yvt2.jpg

      • …By the criteria I mentioned above, I don’t think Naruto counts as a Ninja either. Then again, the Manga pretty much tweaked the term within its own universe as a synonym for “mercenaries belonging to specific communities and codes”.

        • Anime10121

           I know what you meant, I was trying to make a joke, guess I failed :(

          • Eh, don’t worry. My sense of humor itself fails to catch jokes from time to time.

      • Tom_Phoenix

        Third Hokage: “You have offended preety much everybody with your rude and direspectful behaviour. I am begining to think you are not Ninja material.”

        Naruto: “But that’s the only career option available in Ninja village!”

        Third Hokage:”That’s not true, we also have prostitutes.”

        Naruto: “The prostitutes in Ninja village are also Ninjas! That’s why we call them Ninja prostitutes!”

        Third Hokage: “Oh yeah. Nice!”

    • Tom_Phoenix

      To play the devil’s advocate, most Ninja games lack stealth elements. 

      Infact, looking at gaming as a whole, games that focus on stealth are rare and the ones that do it RIGHT are even rarer.

      • Isn’t that what the Tenchu series does? My familiarity with the series is very miniscule though, so I can’t say whether it “does it right” or not.

      • Suicunesol

        I guess that makes Snake from MGS a ninja. :O

      • Most Ninja games that are popular(and that you know of) lacks stealth elements. There are Ninja games that focuses on stealth; namely Tenchu and Shinobido. There’s also one game on the DS that focuses on the Ninja’s speed.
        And then we have this: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NinjaPirateZombieRobot

        • Oh, and there’s also the incredible under-the-radar GBA game called Ninja Five-0. It mixes both the action-aspect of an action game with the stealth, speed and acrobatic element of a stealth game near perfectly while adding in Bionic Commando gameplay.

        • Tom_Phoenix

          Well, I never said that there weren’t ANY Ninja games that have stealth elements; just that most of them don’t.

          That said, thanks for pointing out some of the ones that do. I might check them out.

    • (fans, don’t take this the wrong way!)
      I think Naruto (and maybe Ninja Gaiden) killed that concept long ago.

      • As I said above, Naruto uses the term very loosely – and much more within its “personal” context – so it’s understandable, for the very least. Ninja Gaiden though… I’m not sure what to say about it. It is one of the most popular Ninja games, but I wouldn’t consider that it “killed” the stealth Ninja formula. I think it’s more likely an issue of developers not having much interest in stealth games; even more so in the recent years since they are pretty much the opposite of adrenaline-pumping high-action gameplay many publishers are intent on offering.

    • pothier.adrien

      SHISHIGAMI BANG, THE HERO OF LOVE AND JUSTICE, would like to disagree :>

      • Oh, come on, he’s about as subtle as a green coat with a red scarf-Oh wait.

  • ThatAzure

    Bouncing oshiri? Count me in :P!

  • Anime10121

    Wow, that first trailer has shot my anticipation for localization through the roof!!! The gameplay looks fun as all heck!

    And then the second trailer hit with its transformation sequence and boob physics that would put Itagaki to shame, and I was like -_- but then the gameplay started and she started punching $hit and I was like WHOOP!!!

    Please someone localize this game!  I need some more awesomeness on my 3DS!

  • Tales_of_Master

    Human boobies can’t jiggle that way. I love how each breast is jiggling independently, that was some impressive ninja art XD

  • Gameplay? Where? I saw some flashes of light, and then… boobs…

  • seakey


    This shows more gameplay then any other video of the game to date, but you’ll have to excuse the host’s odd jokes and poor gaming skills.

    • Suicunesol



  • Crimson Tiger


  • neetyneety

    I think the camera is a little too zoomed-in for my tastes, especially since it seems like there’ll be a ton of enemies on screen at once. (I’d like to be able to keep tabs on who’s gonna charge in etc.)

    Other than that, seems pretty fun. Even though this may never get localized (I’m really wishing though!), Code of Princess should satisfy my sidescrolling beat-em-up needs.


    I’m hoping to see this game brought overseas someday, I’ll be happy even if this game becomes a download only.

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