Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Is Like Dynasty Warriors, Has 10 New Characters

By Spencer . October 1, 2012 . 5:45pm

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Before the PlayStation press conference in Tokyo, Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki showed me Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus. The "v" in shinobi is a pun and all of the vs are for Vita, Takaki explained. Since the Kagura series started on the Nintendo 3DS, I asked Takaki why he wanted to make a PlayStation Vita game.

 

"One of the reason I wanted to make a Vita game is because the Vita is a really powerful machine and I wanted to take advantage of that. The other reason is because I didn’t just want to show off boobs, but I wanted to show off butts too," Takaki said with a chuckle.

 

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is different from the 2D beat ‘em up series on the Nintendo 3DS. It’s a Dynasty Warriors style game with online multiplayer. You can team up with up to four players via Wi-Fi, a first for the series. Takaki also told us about the free camera system. He compared it to Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner which lets you rotate to glare at the girls umm… see front and back views.

 

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Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will have ten new ninja girls. The five revealed so far are from the Death Cram School. Yozakura (pictured above) is Takaki’s favorite since she is a "serious" girl. The characters from Senran Kagura and Senran Kagura Burst are in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus too bringing the roster to 20 playable characters.

 

"If you play the game, you’ll see they are all organized into teams. Five girls per team and they have a unifying characteristic," Takaki explained. The art style for each team is the same and each group will appeal to a different kind of player. Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus has 25 missions per team and 100 missions altogether.

 

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will come out on February 28 for PlayStation Vita.

 

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  • Göran Isacson

    … Welp, at least the man is honest.

    While I haven’t played the original game, I have to admit that a Dynasty Warriors type game isn’t a surprising move to make since… well, old-school beat em ups were all about wandering around big stages and beating up tons of identical mooks, which is Dynasty Warriors in a nutshell. Wonder if they’ll even have to change any of the controls or if they can just port the scheme into the new game (with added camera control of course) with no difficult…

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    “I wanted to show off butts too”

    Finally, someone gets it! Can’t freakin wait but I just hope the gameplay doesn’t take a hit. The 3DS games were amazing

  • Spider-Man

    I do like butts, so I’m cool with this. I like this man. Now I can import this game unlike the other two. <3 

  • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

    Finally.  A “butts” man.  It’s about time Japan started to realize that butts are just as awesome as boobs.

    I think the best part of this is that they’re making a Vita port so I don’t have go get a JPN 3DS.  I was going to actually grab one initially for Senran and Bravely Default, but since we get Senran on Vita, I’ll probably just sigh wistfully and lament missing out on BD:FF.

    • ronin4life

      The 3ds game is totally different from the sound of this.

      • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

        Aww, that’s going to make my wallet sad.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Japan has always love butt though lol.^_^

      Koihime musou and code geass babes have always had……. Datttt assssss!!!!!!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      If anybody asks I was not here. >_> <_< But anyways Shinovi Versus is a different story completely from Senran 1 and 2. It is Senran 3. Now if it magically included 1 and 2 then hell yah. If it got localized too then even better.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Quick correction. This isn’t Senran 3. It’s a spin-off. So is Senran Kagura Burst. Or rather, that game is a 1.5. “Senran Kagura 2″ will be a different game.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Oh yah? Is that how they label them? O-o I just considered them to be 1, 2, 3. Well in any case it isn’t the 3DS games.

    • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

       Except this isn’t a port. It’s a spin-off of the 3DS games.

  • ThatAzure

    “I wanted to show off butts too”

    Music to my ears :D Don’t get me wrong I love the boobs too :P

    • psycho_bandaid

      I wonder if they will list that on the feature list?

      • Gigawings

        Features: BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT.

        Oh and fighting games too!

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    “One of the reason I wanted to make a Vita game is because the Vita is a really powerful machine and I wanted to take advantage of that.”
    Doesn’t every developer say the exact same thing about when they get the Vita in their hands? In any case it’s good to see them push a more artistic/cell-shaded style that has better resolution.

    “The other reason is because I didn’t just want to show off boobs, but I wanted to show off butts too.”
    Whelp, you can’t argue with that logic. And I do like the man’s taste in design. Of the first set of new girls shown, I kinda like Yozakura’s design as well.

    Oh and, WTF is with the mask girl? It’s friggin’ creepy and a total 180 from almost everyone else’s designs so far!

  • ronin4life

    …Makes sense.
    Totally called the “V is for Vita” thing too.

  • No

    “…show off butts too.” Pre-ordered.

  • psycho_bandaid

    dynasty warriors with more butts. Sounds like a winning formula.

  • raymk

    I just wanna know if the costume change is making a return.

  • PoweredByHentai


    Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Is Like Dynasty Warriors, Has 10 New Characters

    Instant buy!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    A man who have butt fetish? This is going be sure.buy lol.^_^

  • superdry

    This man is my hero. lol.

    So, will Senran Kagura come out for the Wii U so you can actually use the second screen to truly look up the girl’s skirts???

  • Darkrise

    “I didn’t just want to show off boobs, but I wanted to show off butts too,”

    I am officially forming a brotherhood for this guy.

  • http://www.angelmassb.co.nr/ Angel Mass

    Day 1 import! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jraimey Justin Raimey

    I just put my pre-order in for this.  It won’t be out for a while but I can’t miss out on this.  The thing that is great about it being on the Vita is the region freeness of it all.  The game style sounds cool too because Dynasty Warriors is awesome. 

  • Hinataharem

    I’m a sucker for these types of games. I already got One Piece, now to wait for this :3

  • Zonic505

    I am seriously digging the producer. So honest, yet awesome at the same time. We should all learn from this example.

    ….so, uh, can we have a trailer showcasing this game soon? Please?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

    I’m not the biggest Dynasty Warriors fan, but this game will probably hold my *interest* anyway, ya know?

  • Solomon_Kano

    The last thing I wanted was another Dynasty Warriors-type game, but I can’t say I’m totally opposed either. Next kinda got my interest back in those kind of games, so this should hold my interest. Looks a whole hell of a lot more charming, certainly.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    DAY ONE

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    “One of the reason I wanted to make a Vita game is because the Vita is a
    really powerful machine and I wanted to take advantage of that. The
    other reason is because I didn’t just want to show off boobs, but I
    wanted to show off butts too,” Takaki said with a chuckle.

    I love this man! =^_^=

    A localization of this is needed! >_<

  • Dede Ogbe

    ‘I didn’t just want to show off boobs, but I wanted to show off butts too’ Give the man a medal!! Official LEGEND!

    • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

      Also, official digi-perv.

      • Gigawings

        Better than digi-murderer.

  • Go2hell66

    i always hated dynasty warriors type games but since it got boobs i’ll give it a go

    • http://amc9988.deviantart.com/ amc99

       Spoken like a true man =)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tianyu-Wei/100000304118353 Tianyu Wei

       why you hate Dynasty Warriors? Nvm… I guess it’s like sports game too XD Only the fans know the subtle change, everyone just thinks one game is the same as the previous, which is understandable…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42AD7BXAVNLT35L7YDCMAILIOA dajuanb

    multiplayer?

  • http://stratege.ru/ Varyag Ericsson

    Personally I prefer 2D beat’em up from damn region locked 3DS to be ported on non-locked PS Vita. I like Dynasty Warriors type games, but there a too much of 3D actions and beat’em ups, I want some ‘ol good 2D…

  • Yuan

    >>It’s a Dynasty Warriors style game with online multiplayer
    >>with online multiplayer
    >>online multiplayer
    >>online

    Whoa, online!? For sure!? Not just Ad-hoc!? Infrastructure for real!?

  • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

    You had me at Dynasty Warriors and staying for the fanservice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tianyu-Wei/100000304118353 Tianyu Wei

    “One of the reason I wanted to make a Vita game is because the Vita is a
    really powerful machine and I wanted to take advantage of that. The
    other reason is because I didn’t just want to show off boobs, but I
    wanted to show off butts too,” Takaki said with a chuckle.

    HE WINS THE INTERENTZ TODAY…

  • RablaAndrews

    This man is a god.

  • http://wwwdonicwebstartscom.webstarts.com/ donicx

    like angry joe would say ass tities ass ass and tities ass tities DICKS!!!! …. what? 

  • Gabriel Dowdy

    So is it coming to America for sure. Sounds pretty interesting. Big fan of Dynasty Warriors.

    • Gigawings

      Me too. I hope this get English version.

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