Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Gets A Lengthy New Trailer

By Ishaan . December 14, 2012 . 10:30am

Marvelous AQL are trying to work out a western release for Senran Kagura Burst, but in the meantime, Japan is getting a spin-off title—Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus on the PlayStation Vita, which plays more like a Dynasty Warriors game. Today, they shared a new trailer for the game:



Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus has both new and old ninjas. Among the new characters are the Death Cram ninjas and more, along with new costumes. The game will be released in Japan on February 28th, 2013.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Wish it came out a bit sooner but I guess it does give me more time to beat Burst. Best keep the same music composer too!

  • Zonic505

    Totally dug the music that was playing throughout the trailer. & huzzah for first footage! Looks like a faster paced (& sexier) version of Dynasty Warriors.

    Now let’s hope they can localize this along with Burst!

    • Crok425

      I’ll be honest, I love music, I really do at the point that I even hear classical music… but to be honest, I didn’t pay attention to the music in this trailer except at the beginning.
      No pun intended, really.

      Aside from being too sexualized, this game has really good gameplay that I’m impressed, I really do hope that it gets localized.

    • It won’t. It’s more likely for Eroge to be released on Steam than for ESRB, those Puritans, to pass any Senran Kagura game without an AO rating.

      • Hraesvelgr

        Uh, unless the game is suddenly loaded with on-screen sexual acts, there is no way that it would get an AO rating. At most, it would get an M rating and I don’t understand how the people at the ESRB, who are supposed to be neutral about a game’s content, are “Puritans.”

        • Sorry to disagree but they are not “neutral about a game’s content”. Do you remember how massively Witcher (1) had been censored for the NA market because of blurred, implied sex scenes while a collectible card of a nude woman was shown in the center of the screen. Age of Conan was also edited for the NA market to avoid AO because of boobs. Or do you remember the re-rating of San Andreas on PC because dry-humping could be unlocked via a modification. The modified game-assets (textures) of Terra (Korean MMORPG) also beg to differ on your opinion about ESRB’s impartiality to game’s contents.

          Their rating guidelines are Puritan at their core. And no, Senran Kagura would not get an M, it would certainly be AO. c.f. Catherine’s Japanese and US ratings.

          • Nemesis_Dawn

            I could counter your argument with the multiple penises, bare butts, and breasts on display in Dante’s Inferno (as well as the vagina demon girls), the girl-on-girl action and bare breasts of God of War 3, the bare butts and breasts in Heavy Rain, and the uncensored Witcher 2. All M-rated games.

            If the trailer is any indication, there’s nothing in this that wasn’t already in the M-rated Ar Tonelico Qoga.

            And keep in mind, all of my examples are more recent than yours, so if anything, I’d say they have gotten more lenient in recent years. Although I’m not sure what you’re going on about when it comes to Catherine, which was M rated.

  • Go2hell66

    sounds like the soundtrack came straight out of dynasty warriors too

  • Demeanor

    Someone better announce a translation soon because otherwise I’m importing, no doubt ^ ^ so many chars, and dat breakdancing, dat buruma ninja XD dat bayonettish-angel, that ikaruga flurries, homura-‘s awesome fighting style… my Vita YEARNS for this XD also, those aerial closing in reminded me of DmC lol XD

    • SuperSailorV

      your VITA yearns for this?


      • Demeanor

        Been a gamer since forever, I’m starting to have symbiotic relationships with my consoles XD of course I meant that as a Vita player I MUST have this XD

      • Thomas Lipschultz

        Senran Kagura 1 and Burst are 3DS, but this game is indeed a Vita title. So yeah… his Vita yearns for it indeed! As does mine. ;)

  • eilegz

    so awesome, this game of game its a must have for any vita owner

  • Barrit

    Looks awesome. That’d be amazing if it came out in the US. One awesome dynasty warriors game down, next up Koihime Musou warriors game? I mean come on, the history and characters are all there! hahah

  • psycho_bandaid

    Looks pretty good. I hope the enemies are a little more aggressive than they are in the trailer that was just shown though.

    • fyi1191

      Probably playing on 1 star missions or easy difficulty. The trailer is to show how awesome the girls are, not get hit by stray arrows or knock down by punches/kicks.

  • almostautumn

    Love it, everything and everything (although backgrounds did look a bit bland to me). Surprised that the combat looks so good; I wonder how complex it actually is?

    Definitely a tough one for importing also. I got a feeling there’s going to be terrific DLC, so which version, and which Vita account, and yadda yadda— still, totally buying this, and that LE is looking like it might be worth that $200.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Based from the trailer, it looks simple, fun, and sexy. All the right things for a decent game. I hope they make more gameplay videos for each character to show off their combos.

    Oh and at 1:54, death by pancakes??? Not the image I had in mind…

  • gamefreak86

    This looks so fraking good. localiztion please, and bring the limited editions over, evenits just 100 from NA distributor, I want it.

  • This was one of the best trailers ever! The montage of jiggly was too awesome. I can’t wait for the anime, but really hoping the games get localized in the near future as well =^_^=

  • Darkrise

    Damn that was an amazing trailer! Argh!!!! WANT! SO MUCH WANT!

  • This game will be absolutely titillating!

  • Göran Isacson

    … Fist-girls armored fists are WAY smaller than I thought they’d be. The art made them look Sieghardt-style huge! I am dissapointed by this lack of size in a Senran Kagura game, and BOY is that something I didn’t think I’d ever say!

  • Hoshi星

    Screw old time ninjas, modern ninjas are the only right answer

  • neetyneety

    Wow, lookin’ really good (and I don’t just mean the boobies). Thank the lord of fanservice the Vita is region free.

  • Aisioux

    Play-Asia + PS Vita = One happy as can be owner. I’ll be buying this baby. If there world is going to end, let it be AFTER I get this game in my hands. I’ll damn sure die happy. Now then, let’s work on Ps Vita version of a Sword Art Online. ASUNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Demeanor

    The more I watch the trailer the more I think Arc Sys should get their hands on it and create a serious fighter like P4U (STILL waiting for it btw -.- eu…), I shudder at the awesomeness that could result from it.
    Examu would be a fine choice too, seeing as they’re already in the bishoujo fighting business.
    (I want a Gurentai figure set in the LE XD)

    • Damarius Wingfield

      You sir, ARE A GENIUS!

  • s07195

    I’m impressed that the gameplay actually looks fun, and the graphics aren’t too shabby too. I’m glad they kept part of the original series’ gameplay in this game, namely the air combo-ing.

  • vileBrenman

    Those breasts and buns are everywhere in this trailer! I don’t usually perv out like this but DAMN GIRRRL

  • Scallion

    Aw, man…
    This is in my youtube history now…

  • wouldn’t be surprised this spin-off series become more popular than the main one lol…

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