By Sato . January 14, 2013 . 10:45pm
In Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus‘ arcade mode, players will be tasked with different missions. Of course with we’ll see plenty of torn clothing and fast paced ninja action for each respective character’s story.
Players will encounter several other main characters in boss fights during arcade mode. Knowing when to transform during these fights will be a major factor in beating them.
Players can go into Vital Drive mode at any time during the combat by holding the R button and using the touchscreen. While stripped, the character’s speed and power increases greatly.
Boss characters in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus can also transform to power up and also recover their health.And of course, players will be able to tear off their opponent’s clothing as they give them a good beating.
When the fight is over, players will also be able to use a free camera feature during the victory pose for their own viewing pleasure.
The multiplayer gameplay will have different modes such as the Strip Fight and Panty Struggle.
In Panty Struggle, the main goal will be to collect as many panties as possible. Attacking opponents will make them drop their collected panties, and it gets closer to the time limit, it will rain panties for players to collect. There will also be special panties such as gold and silver variations, which will give players power-ups. However, the more panties a player acquires, the slower their movement becomes, making it much harder for them to maintain the lead.
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus has many customizable clothing options such as: school uniforms, ninja wear, underwear, hairstyles and two slots for accessories.
Players can also take a closer look at the costumes and interact with the characters using the PlayStation Vita touchscreen.
Each character will have their own attribute out of the Yin-Yang System. They will be of either Light, Dark or Neutral attributes. The respective attribute points can be accumulated by fighting in certain styles. Light points are gathered by fighting in school uniforms, Dark points are gained through ninja outfits and the neutral points are boosted by going into Vital Drive mode. Gain enough points to master the attributes to unleash special abilities.
Light – When mastered, the ninja abilities are powered up and the life gauge and recovery rate increases. It’s a good attribute for beginners.
Neutral – Mastering the Neutral attribute makes your character unable to use secret ninjutsu abilities, making boss fights and costume tearing harder, but it will increase the amount of experience and money the player acquires.
Dark – The Dark attribute will increase the player’s attack by three times, when mastered. It will also increase the strength of secret ninjutsu abilities and the limit break attacks used to knock back enemies. It can be a great attribute to master in terms of power, but the defense suffers a 40% drop.
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will be available for the PlayStation Vita on February 28th, 2013.