Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Has Wi-Fi Multiplayer, Complete Costume Destruction

By Spencer . September 25, 2012 . 3:28pm

imageFamitsu has the scoop on Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, a "bursting boobs hyper battle" game. Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is different from the Nintendo 3DS Kagura titles since it has a 3D field and all together the game has 20 characters you can play as. There are a group of newcomers from the Death Cram School.


The PlayStation Vita title also supports Wi-Fi connectivity for four player battles and for the first time complete costume destruction.


Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus comes out on February 28, 2013 for PlayStation Vita. First print copies include a "Girl’s Completely Bare File." This bundle has the most popular Kagura girl on the cover, a visual book, soundtrack CD, and drama CD. There’s also a "Moo Moo DX Pack" with an long drama CD, arrange soundtrack with opening/ending themes, and a set of five Niitengo figures bundled in a special box. Niitengo figures are moe figures from Chara-Ani.


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  • ronin4life

    “complete costume destruction”

    Uhh… What *exactly* would that… amount too?

    Still no real details on the gameplay either… Is it a 3d fighter or a dynasty warriors like beat-em-up? And why the Change of platforms?
    Though I guess these details are par for the course for this series… if memory serves…^.^;;

    • Sounds more like there will be 2 series of games for both handhelds.  An interesting choice, so I guess we’ll see what this 3D field battle system truly is.

      • ronin4life

        I was actually thinking that too.

    • raitouniverse

      I think they mean it’ll be kinda like dynasty warriors, in which case I’m not sure I’m all that excited about it. After all, they seem to want to separate the styles of the game with that of the 3DS, and considering that the Vita has more capabilities, a dynasty warriors-like game should be possible.

  • “Moo Moo DX Pack”.  I’m sold on the name of the pack alone.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Can’t wait to see some gameplay footage. I’m also super glad the story seems to be continuing if the characters are returning. I want to protect more ninjas from  セクハラ!!

  • Sounds like a fighting game.

    • Darkrise

      A beat-em up game if you will, as it has always been for the previous titles.

  • Zonic505

    “complete costume destruction”

    I imagined Wesker from RE5 saying that for some reason & I don’t know why.

    In any case, considering we’ve got all this info about bonus items & a DX pack, maybe we’ll finally get a gameplay trailer. I’m interested in seeing how the graphics got upgraded.

  • Spectacularity

    This is amazing because if it doesn’t get localized, I can just import!

    • So does that mean you can read jap, or am I missing something here?

      • Spectacularity

        That, and because of the whole region locked 3DS situation. :(

        • I completely forgot there was a 3DS version.

          Good thing I have a Vita.:)

      • Anime10121

         Well this game is technically a beat em up, so I’m assuming little understanding of the Japanese language is required.

        • Heres to Importing then!:D

  • “Moo Moo” sounds like such a weird way to translate にゅうにゅう but it made me laugh.
    With there being 20 characters to play as I’m assuming that means they’re bringing the Hanzou and Hebijou girls along which is great news. If Suzune-sensei and Daidouji-senpai are included in that number that leaves 3 characters left unaccounted for. I’m guessing one of those will be the new school’s teacher and I doubt Kiriya will be playable because he’s a guy. lol
    I just hope a Hebijou girl doesn’t win yet another competition to adorn the booklet that comes with the game. 

    I’m adamant someone screwed up when typing out the English words with ‘b’ and ‘v’ being next to each other, and now they have to live with that mistake.

    If anyone wants to know the 5 new character voices:Hara Yumi, Kanemoto Hisako, Ishihara Kaori, Yamamoto Ayano and Igarashi Hiromi.

    • ronin4life

      Or maybe the “V” stands for “Vita”?
      …or “Vendetta”…

      • Darkrise

        … Vixen? =P

      • $3587643

         Or maybe like


        This is a game about player versus player

        could it stand for


    • That’s not a mistake. There’s a reason why there’s a V instead of a B…

      • It was partly intended as a joke, I know they wouldn’t have messed up and carried on. Thing is, I’ve seen plenty of spelling mistakes like that, e.g. ‘character’ spelled ‘charactor’, in anime and on JP websites.

      • Hinataharem

        Because the death cram students are vampires. Cuz of the v, right?

  • For everyone wondering about Senran Kagura: Shinovido Versus we may have some answers for you soon…

    • Darkrise

      *sniffsniff* A localization announcement!?

      • Solomon_Kano

        From Siliconera? As opposed to a press release from some publisher? That’d be lovely, but the more realistic thing would be any kind of information as to what the game will be like.

  • Visa Vang

    Yes, Moo Moo sounds awesome… Saving blood for later nose bleeds.

  • darkfox1

    “and for the first time complete costume destruction.”
    Wow that caught my attention so quick…. Sex really does sell huh?

    • puchinri

       Well, people use it to sell. And really, a lot of stuff sells. And sometimes, lots of stuff sells better than sex! It’s just easier (and lazier) to sell sex usually than sell other stuff.

  • ThatAzure

    Sweet!~ I hope this get’s localized :P. Also, will there be a changing room like on the 3DS games; will there costumes (I want bunnysuits for the girls :P)~

  • Göran Isacson

    “Death Cram School”. Is that what they actually call the ninja school these girls go to?

  • Barrit

    “.. and it will include full versions of Senran Kagura and Senran Kagura Burst.”

    I can wish, right?

    • British_Otaku

       Would be awesome if they kept doing that, but there are hardly any games which get sequels with improved versions of the earlier game as it is…

      Doubt they will get too much into the habit of giving prior games, though it is a good idea… The original Senran Kagura is not earning them money whether it is second hand (most likely) or new (kept to sell on Ebay).

      Why not bundle the first game if you aren’t likely to digitally release or rerelease it in the near future?

  • Crok425

    ”Complete costume destruction”
    …………………. HNGGG!!!
    My god, this game is full of fanservice!!

    I love it! :D

  • AndyFe

    This sounds pretty awesome! If this doesn’t get a localization, I’m glad I can import and play this. 

  • 1) “Complete costume destruction.”

    2) “Girl’s Completely Bare File.”

    3) “Moo Moo DX Pack”

    Yeah………. those are the three things that caught my attention, and couldn’t be happier =P

    I can’t wait to hear the more news soon Spencer mentioned below =^_^=

  • raymk

    I believe they talked about a 4 player mode in an interview awhile back.  Something about them wanting to make a smash bros type of game if given the chance.  Guess this is what they were talking about.

  • sherimae1324

    nyahahaha!!! take that “VITA’s Rival!” ^_^ 

  • superdry

    Alrighty…looks like I have another Vita game PJDF is the other) to add that makes me lean towards buying one.  I’ll at least buy the game first and then play it when I do buy a Vita.

  • Go2hell66

    this game will be epic

  • nothing956

    Thank god the vita is region free.

  • I was wondering when they’d get around to something like this.

  • Hmm…could the “v” in Shinovi have some to do with a press release like with Conception? Or something more ridiculous like Sega owning the rights to Shinobi? Hopefully unlike the Tootsie Pop commercial, we might know something eventually.

  • I hope it plays like Dynasty Warriors.

  • Nerroth

    The official teaser site is up; though it’s not exactly safe for work.

    • Crok425

      *Enters site*
      Ah goddammit you stupid sword that covers everything!

  • DarthSithZero

    Again no west release :(

    • RablaAndrews

      Butttt Vita Release! That means we can actually get our hands on it!

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