Senran Kagura Burst Coming To North America From Xseed

By Ishaan . August 6, 2013 . 10:45am

As both Marvelous AQL and Xseed have hinted to Siliconera in the past, Senran Kagura Burst is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in North America as a download title.

 

As detailed in our past reports on the game, Senran Kagura Burst features two games in one—an upgraded version of the original Senran Kagura (titled Skirting Shadows) with gameplay improvements and its story sequel, Senran Kagura Burst (titled Crimson Girls).

 

Each game allows you to take control of five female ninjas, each with their own special abilities. In between the game’s brawler-like stages, the story is told through a visual novel format. As the ninjas take damage, their clothing will get damaged (and eventually destroyed), too, which is one of the series’ more infamous features.

 

Xseed say that Senran Kagura Burst will feature Japanese voices with English subtitles. The game is slated for release in North America via the Nintendo eShop in fall 2013. Surprisingly, the game is rated “T” by the ESRB.

 


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  • Smooosh

    YUSSSSSS!

    EDIT: o wait, I’m from Europe.
    Whatever, still great news!

  • DesmaX

    Wait, this isn’t the TitS I wanted.

    Just kidding, I don’t really care for these games, but I’m happy for the fans. This really is a risky localization

  • $29082171

    Is this real life?

    • RichyGaming

      Ok now I…. I… I have two fingers.. now I have four…

    • Aristides

      or is this just fantasy? ♪

      • Just Tim

        Caught in a landslide

        No escape from reality ♪

  • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

    Good, this is definitely the one I would have preferred them to localize.

  • Curan_Altea

    Time to buy a game for the sake of supporting niche localizations…..
    Still, feels weird that this is happening.

  • Lord Búho

    That was fast, they are still “teasing” on twitter… albeit it’s pretty obvious.

  • Tenshiken

    Only “T”. Thats a lot less than I thought.

    • British_Otaku

      If you look at the sum of it’s parts (well the first one which I’ve played).

      Screams as a character gets hit? In fighters, from cartoon/anime to major series. Hopping around in barely any clothes or weird fetishes? In fighters, from cartoon/anime to major series. Characters who are slightly more diverse in their orientation or make potential sexual comments? In fighters, from cartoon/anime to major series.

      While M would not be surprising, the game doesn’t really do anything to get there which Naruto Storm 3, BlazBlue or Tekken don’t.

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        I would not compare this to those fighting games xD People just believe the ESRB are much stricter than they really are is all

        • British_Otaku

          I would agree on that but the ESRB have definitely rated games M for less, depending on how you look at sexual content in games or think that Ace Attorney is suddenly M rated (no level of violence for me, I think, would push it there).

          • KuroNathan

            Persona 3 and 4 are both rated M as well

          • Anesia Hunter

            I think Persona 4 got rated M, mainly because of the use of language sometimes oh and a few mature topics.

          • Just Tim

            They’re not PEGI, which I heard was based in the UK, correct?

          • British_Otaku

            You are correct in a sense, PEGI stands for Pan European Game Information (iirc) and provide ratings for a lot of places (most of Europe and pretty much everywhere which isn’t Japan, Germany, North America, South America, Australia (+ New Zealand?) etc).

            Their ratings aren’t taken as seriously in some countries as others though, we used to use our movie rating system for video games at a point.

    • supervamp

      Compared to shinovi it’s rather tame

  • Interface23

    ugh. Downloads…. I wanted it retail. I dislike Nintendos lack of an account system…

    • KuroNathan

      I know what you mean, it makes me extremely paranoid about my 3ds. Why not just make the nintendo club an account thing? you already link your systems to it and what not. I know you can retrive purchases by contacting them but why not make it an automatic process? Its like that for steam, psn, xbox live, etc etc etc etc

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Holy shit! Don’t have 3DS but I’ll buy it to show my support. Man I was all over the place where people were begging for this, and nice to see their wish finally coming true. XD

  • antochi

    I’m actually really surprised. I hope this means more future localization surprises like this. I wonder if they kept the content the same though.

  • Alicemagic

    TITS ARE LIFE
    ASS IS HOMETOWN

    • Blesmi

      The best comment I’ve seen in decades.

    • KuroNathan

      I play these kind of games for the plot. The lovely pairs of plot.

      • http://www.jb2x.com/wordpress/ JB2X

        PLOT and BACKSTORY

        • KuroNathan

          oh sorry, I meant a good FULL PLOT, and a nice ROUND BACKSTORY.

        • Linhua

          … oho~ I liked that one!

      • MoriyaMug

        There’s a lot more plot to these games than you’d think. Granted, it’s kinda hokey, but I was surprised at the sheer volume of text I had to translate.

        • KuroNathan

          really? I meant there’s a difference between having lots of words and having lots of plot (the actual word kind).

          All I’ve seen of it is the gameplay which looks solid enough for me to buy, regardless of the amount of plot and backstory (the non-word kind)

          • MoriyaMug

            Yeah, there’s actual character development. It’s not going to win any awards, but the game wasn’t a chore to localize, which honestly kind of surprised me. I was completely unfamiliar with the series, other than the title, before being hired on to translate it. I had to do some research w/the game and the anime to familiarize myself with it. The characters do have personality and there actually is an arc for the whole thing. It’s nothing you wouldn’t see dissected to death on tvtropes (hate that site), but it’s decent fun.

          • KuroNathan

            Good enough for me then!

  • http://green-starman.tumblr.com/ Green_Starman

    FINALLYYYYYY!!!
    (reads that the game is rated T for TEENS): wat?

    • wyrdwad

      Perhaps the T stands for something else. That’s one way to think of it, anyway. ;)

      (And before anyone asks: No, we did not censor the game’s content. It got a T on its own merits.)

  • Forty

    Anything on a European release? Don’t want to get shafted AGAIN by region lock just because of an NA-only localisation. Also hoping Nintendo sort out the eShop and bring accounts over soon. Still not comfortable buying from their store until they have basic purchase protection.

  • http://youtube.com/user/Chubunater Chubunato

    YES THERE IS JUSTICE IN THE WORLD!

  • Erikdayo

    Was hoping Senren Kagura on Vita would be the one coming over. The fan service seems like it’d be more fulfilling on the portable with much better graphics. But I’ll make due with the 3DS version. Definitely in!

    • wyrdwad

      Bear in mind Senran Kagura (Burst) is technically the start of the story, with Shinovi Versus expecting fans to have prior knowledge of its characters and situations. Though the Vita game does tell a standalone story, you’ll get more out of it if you’ve played the 3DS game previously, as a lot of the Hanzo and Hebijo characters receive all their backstory in Burst. So introducing players to the franchise with Shinovi Versus might have been “jumping the gun” a bit.

      • Erikdayo

        Makes sense. Thanks for the info. I honestly hadn’t researched the games.

      • Pyrofrost

        I appreciate the localization happening. This was actually exactly what I was hoping for, considering the 3DS is region locked.
        I imported Shinovi Versus; however, if you guys do that one in the future as well, I will happily buy another copy. I like to support franchises I love and localization.

      • shadowind

        I take it that Shinovi Versus will get a release in English eventually as well as a European release for Burst?

        • MoriyaMug

          I’d wager that depends entirely on the sales for Burst.

  • http://pocketoid.blogspot.com/ jackal27

    Yay! Looks like a fun game despite the obvious “boobs lol”.

  • Milla

    Nice :O, now all i want to see from them is more trails even tho i played them all so far.

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    I was so hoping I could continue to hold off on getting a 3DS :(

  • Demeanor

    At first I thought the article was talking about Shinovi Versus, I really flipped XD

  • Pyrofrost

    It’s rated “T” for TITS, not Teen!
    Silly Ishaan :p

  • http://jpoplove.eu/ jpoplove

    No Europe?
    sad panda :(

  • Herok♞

    Glad that we are getting it and I am this isn’t coming to retail I wouldn’t want to deal with the stupid news trying to make this a big deal.

    • J_Joestar

      I’m sure there will still be people who make a big deal about it even if it is just a digital release. I’m sure there are always a dozen morality watchdogs regularly searching through video game news for outrage material.

      • ShadowDivz

        …It’s sad that that’s true.

  • OlimacFTW

    Finally, after a long time!
    Xseed, Thank You!

  • Luis Enrique
  • TruSpindash

    Looks Like I know what I’m going to be using my 30 dollar SMT/FE credit on.

    • Strain42

      Mine is going to Ace Attorney :)

  • Jontaku

    3DS and Digital. No importing T-T

  • British_Otaku

    HYPE! I may be a physical > all guy who is bound to buy the physical edition from Japan in the coming months, but a round of applause is deserved for making the game avaliable to more people.

    Hopefully Rising Star or someone will help them cover Europe.

  • FX102A

    The problem for us Europeans is that downloadable titles don’t always make it our way. I’m still waiting on XSEED to release the sequel to Corpse Party on the European PSN store.

    • Pyrotek85

      You’d think it’d be easier than physical releases too, but it’s probably gotten stuck due to licensing or something.

    • shadowind

      The sequel’s definitely out in Europe as I own it myself although I haven’t played it on my Vita for a while.

      • FX102A

        I stand corrected, I probably meant Unchained Blades. Thats still unreleased in Europe.

      • FX102A

        I stand corrected, I probably meant Unchained Blades. Thats still unreleased in Europe.

  • Brandonmkii

    Oh wow, was not expecting this. GJ Xseed, Tom, etc. I’ve only played Versus, so I’m excited to see how it started.

  • Strain42

    Hear that? That’s the sound of tons of gamers learning to play with one hand.

    In all seriousness, fanservice aside I have heard this game has pretty solid gameplay. I may look into picking it up, if only to show my support for future titles like this to be localized.

    And these girls know a thing or two about “support” am I right? Huh? Huh?

    Anyone?

    ( ^^)/ don’t leave me hangin’

    • kool_cid414

      sympathy high five (^^)

      • Strain42

        …I’ll take it.

  • Samuel

    I wish the Vita Senran game was the one localized.

  • Strid

    “The game is slated for release in North America via the Nintendo eShop…”

    I feel nothing but sadness for the people who’ve waited around on this.

    • British_Otaku

      What happened to Valhalla Knights 3?
      I’m also still importing so I can get the goodies, if Senran Kagura was physical and came with the preorder artbook, Drama CD and soundtrack (plus a Limited Edition for Shinovi Versus). I would probably hold back…

      Now I’m waiting for a European release then I may double dip.

      • TheExile285

        VK3 is a Vita game and unless it got delayed, its coming out in September

      • Strid

        They made it easier for the U.S. release. Sorry, I must have edited while you were still typing; I didn’t really feel like beating a dead horse again after some consideration.

        • British_Otaku

          I would rather have the horse beaten and some clarity of what was wrong with the localisation, but I suppose making the game easier by default if it goes far enough to make it a worse experience with no options isn’t cool.

          • wyrdwad

            See my below response to Strid. We did not make VK3 easier, we simply made grinding less required during the initial sections of the game. The actual enemy difficulty has not been touched, only the cost of beginner items.

          • British_Otaku

            I see. That doesn’t sound like a worse experience but a streamlined beginning depending on how the game actually works (never played any of the games).

            I may check it out in the future, thanks for the response. I tend to expect localisations to maintain all of the prior elements with maybe more options though.

          • wyrdwad

            Yep. As Strid pointed out to us, and we will take that advice to heart for future releases. We should’ve thought of it before, honestly.

        • wyrdwad

          If you’re going to hold that against us, at least state our actions accurately. We did not make the game easier, we simply removed the need to grind at the beginning. The actual difficulty level of the enemies is exactly the same.

    • Suicunesol

      If not even Ace Attorney could get a physical release, I don’t see how this one could have. Senran Kagura being released in the West at all is already a milestone. Those people should eat it up and not worry that it didn’t come in a special bowl.

  • Phantoon

    Amazing,what I was hoping for, now we just need to spread the word for a retail release!

    • ShadowDivz

      Cant you just be happy we get this AT ALL?

  • zferolie

    seriously? In the news about nintendo’s direct video tommorow, I agreed that this coming would be awesome… and it is really coming. Oh my god!

  • new_tradition

    It’s not the fanservice I’m into, but I want to support Xseed bringing niche titles out in English. At the very least, game play looks fun.

    But shoot, it looks like I’m gonna be buying more DD games than I expected. Gotta get a bigger SD card soon xD

  • Nightmare637

    wait how did something like this get a “T” rating?

    • Herok♞

      its not that bad and it gives me hope the Vita version would get an M rating if anything.

    • British_Otaku

      What makes you think that it would be anything else?
      I suppose I would expect M till I dial back and think about what is in the game itself. Blood? Nope. (Eroge Tentacle) Sex Scenes? Nope.

      Given that they could still go either way based on the rater’s take on the images displayed (girls in swimsuits, some implicit images with food, generally the characters having fun aside from a few in the first game), T isn’t too surprising.

      • Nightmare637

        well that’s it isn’t it? your well versed in what the games actually about so you would understand how it got the rating it did.
        I’m basing my assumption from what I’ve heard from other people on other sites and well… it doesn’t paint a “rated T game” if you know what I mean.
        so yeah It’s basically my fault for not putting any actual research in and blindly. trusting the words and opinions of others.

        • Brandonmkii

          IMO its far more tame than the Vita game. Above average fan-service, basically.

        • British_Otaku

          Only well versed in the first title, I assume that Senran Kagura Burst (as it is the first title, plus a sequel from the original antagonists side) can’t be too much more even with the 3D locker room. Shinovi Versus may be something else… >_>

          It’s not your fault at all, promotion has been highly on the fanservice (BOOBS BUTTS BOOBS BUTTS) but when you are actually fighting enemies in dozens, you don’t really notice it. :P The ESRB has probably rated lots of games M for less.

    • MoriyaMug

      It’s actually pretty tame, all things considered.

  • Herok♞

    I will get a $50 dollar eshop card which should cover this and AA5

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Haha, awesome. I beat it already but I’m glad others will get to play it. Enjoy, folks :D

  • Takane Shijou

    Looking forward to this quite a bit, and hoping in the slim chance we’ll get Shinovi Versus on the Vita at some point. But I sadly doubt that we will.

    Still, good news seems to be a trend for today with this and Rorona remake getting announced.

    • TheExile285

      Actually since XSEED is handling the series, I’m pretty sure we get the Vita game if Burst doesn’t bomb. 99% it will be DD too.

      • J_Joestar

        still might be tougher though, i hear that Vs makes Burst look incredibly tame in comparison..

        • ShadowDivz

          Which is why people want it to come over also.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Can we play one handed?……What? I’m not shameless I just want to record my gameplay dirty minded boys :3

    • Herok♞

      sure you wanted to record, thats what tripods are for.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        I’m hardcore man

        • Herok♞

          also you are sexist you claim only boys are dirty minded when you have met Seren.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            Thats not the “Boys” I’m talking about

          • Herok♞

            I am missing something then

    • British_Otaku

      I suppose yes.
      You can dash (movement, will need slide pad to turn or move up or down), attack, heavy attack and jump. Missing out on specials and transformations with their zooming in may be tough, but you will probably be hit enough to activate the damaged clothes animation.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Bingo We have a winner >:}

  • TheExile285

    Day one buy for me. I need to get a bigger SD card though…

    Hopefully this does well so they can bring Shinovi Versus over next.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      at least it’s cheap to get a bigger one, unlike the Vita >_>

  • Anime10121

    Damn you Fall 2013! You will be the end of dear wallet-chan :(

  • Junko Enoshima

    T? wHAT

  • leingod

    Hope they plan on bringing Shinovi Versus after, since it’s clearly the superior game. For now, I’ll just support them by getting the 3DS one.

    • TheExile285

      Tbh fair Burst has the first and second game in the series so releasing this first makes sense.

      XSEED has been good with Vita support so I would expect Versus after Burst.

      • leingod

        Hope you’re right! Oh, and dunno why I got downvoted, but I’m guessing fanboys :P

        • ShadowDivz

          I upvoted you if that makes you feel better.

          • leingod

            it does, thanks T_T … XD

          • Slayven19

            I did as well, heck I remember when I got down voted for something that was positive on all counts.

  • Suicunesol

    OOOOMMMMGGGG….!!!

    I was so afraid that it was the Vita game coming over. No way NoA would let Burst on their 3DSs after censoring Tharja… but no! Oh, this day is better already.

    …yeah, don’t give me that look Vita owners. At least you guys can import the VS game and play it that way, but we 3DS owners cannot without paying a much heftier price.

    • Herok♞

      NoA only censors their own games Burst has nothing to worth about

      • Suicunesol

        I hope you’re right. :)

    • Lynx

      They didn’t censor Tharja and make it better.
      THEY MADE IT WORSE.

      • GH56734

        NoA “censorship”
        They altered the scene with Tharja wearing a revealing two-piece swimming suit to add a curtain, so that the final scene implies Tharja is wearing NOTHING.
        They removed water sparkles in the same scene too for some unfathomable reason.
        That’s not how censorship works. I remember some RPG added to a scantily-clad woman some layers of black, only making the outfit sexier and even more “risqué” than the original.

        • J_Joestar

          so NoA Censoring = we aren’t gonna show you everything, use your imagination to fill int he rest *wink*

        • Lynx

          Exactly.

          Gotta wonder some days what exactly goes through the minds of the people who decide what to censor.

        • Slayven19

          I remember square doing that for tactics ogre on psp. The female on the japanese cover had bare legs but on the U.S version they have tights/pantyhose on and imo that made the U.S version better.

      • Ereek

        Remember “that” Xenosaga Episode 1 scene?

        Same thing. It made an already brutal scene two or three times more effective.

        Oh, Censorship. You’re so silly.

    • Lordshade

      The censoring was apparently a rating issue, according to a Japanese magazine, But the ESRB is rarely consistant anyway, as there is far racier stuff in that stage (Like the fact that Cordelia’s nearly topless, Which people seem to rarely notice). Mainly cause they have like 3 different teams which act differently.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Fall, eh? Hopefully I’ll have upgraded to an XL by the time this hits.

    • TheExile285

      You better :P

    • Christopher Nunes

      I already got the XL and ready for this! Fall cannot come sooner! ^_^

  • _Accelerate_

    IT’S HAPPENING

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    Wow (O_ O ) Guess I’ll try it out when my funds are free.

  • riceisnice

    I guess that covers the Male Demographic.

    • British_Otaku

      And here is the game for the female demographic:

      gonintendo.com/content/uploads/images/2012_3/23v9m.jpg

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        lol

      • Brandonmkii

        That Hibari gets me every time.

  • LightGenx

    Time for the real tits game.

  • Magus KilIer

    I hope it doesn’t weight too much, Code of Princess obliterated my sd card

  • mojack411

    Wow, I have to say I was not expecting this. I’ll probably have to pick this up now to support more localizations.

  • Anesia Hunter

    OMG OMG OMG I’m about to cry out of sheer happiness.

  • Jesse Torres

    Why on the ads? I wished it would have been for the vita as well, i dont like playing these types of games on the 3ds.

  • Anonymous917

    Not the TitS I wanted, but good enough.

    • TheExile285

      I see what you did there

    • Anime10121

      True, BUT, I still want my other TitS! XSEED dont you dare forget!

    • brian

      Not the tits you are looking for?

      • TheExile285

        he either meant one of two things

        He want Legend of the Heroes Trails in the Sky Second Chapter (TitS = Trails in the Sky)

        Or

        He meant Seran Kagura on Vita

        • brian

          I knew that, but I was using a jedi mind trick.

  • joemari5

    Yes, yes, this is probably the only digital game I’ll be having on my 3DS. I just love games rated as Tits, er, I mean, Teen. :D

  • RisukuAozora

    Everyone bounced in joy!

  • Go2hell66

    Meanwhile in europe…

    • British_Otaku

      *Plays import copy of Senran Kagura*

      What?

      Yeah, I’m also on the train hoping it gets taken worldwide, even if it’s single player and I have a J3DS already.

  • Ryuukishi

    Not the Vita game though? Dang. :(

    • Anesia Hunter

      If this does well enough, they’ll probably localize shinovi vs at a later point. So, try cheering this one on in hopes for what you want too.

      • Go2hell66

        hope your right, but yeah xseed seems to be pretty good at localising vita games

  • sunK1D

    Damn it! Why not SV..

  • Warboss Aohd

    -_-

    • AndyLC

      C’mon, orks understand the value of size, da biggest is da boss y’know?

      Just think of ‘em as chest squigz.

      • Warboss Aohd

        do i need ta remind ya Orkz are asexual? dis kind o’ thing iz just annoyin’ to us.

  • http://www.jb2x.com/wordpress/ JB2X

    HELL YEAH, MOTHERFUCKER

  • ivanchu77

    About time this franchise got released in the west!!

    …..I hope they do a european localization too

  • ShadowDivz

    We’re gonna have to buy some goats.
    We need sacrifices to keep the mighty boobs god happy.

  • kylehyde

    All right is more than official, this year should be called the 2013DS, seriously this year has been very rich on games for 3DS (and my wallet is really poor right now). Thanks Xseed you delivered the icing on the cake.

  • Linhua

    BOOM. Boob Shot.

    … I can’t believe it finally done fukken happened.

  • mirumu

    Good news, but all the more reason Nintendo need to get their new eShop/accounts system fixed up. Come to the party Nintendo.

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

    So happy right now! =^_^=

    • Kitestwinblades

      A dream come true *w* 2013 really IS the year of crazy localization! If(when xD) Shinovi Versus follows,
      they can TAKE my money!

  • Will John

    Damn it’s on a system I don’t own….

    • TheExile285

      A realitively cheap system lol

      • Darkrise

        Which some of us are too broke to afford.

  • wat_wat

    The based god has spoken. Also, based Xseed.

    • ShadowDivz

      *wipes away manly tear*
      No… Thank you.

    • ShadowDivz

      *wipes away manly tear*
      No… Thank you.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Personally, I can’t stand Senran Kagura (sorry), but Kenichiro Takaki’s enthusiasm towards is amazing.

    • ekibyougami

      I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again, “Kenichiro Taka is a god among men m(_ _)m”

      I expected the localization to be for Burst, and indeed it is for Burst. I guess XSEED wants to try treading into risky territories IYKWIM to see if they can make some profit (and obviously they will). Hopefully this would spell chances for a localization for Shinovi Versus for the Vita (I doubt it, but why not? right?)…. and Monster Monpiece *__*

  • r0gamer940

    i will support for the vita game

    • KuroNathan

      … but its a 3ds game?

      • r0gamer940

        hopefully if this does well we get the vita game

        • KuroNathan

          that’d be nice, the vita game does look fun too.

      • wat_wat

        He’s saying he’ll buy this one so Xseed will localize the Vita game.

        I don’t think he has anything to worry about. Xseed has been good with their Vita support, and it makes sense to start with the first game in the series.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Buying as soon as it’s available. Very surprised to see this happen, but it really makes me see the value in the e-shop and digital downloads.

  • Kaitou21

    I DON’T WANT THESE TITS I WANT THE OTHER TiTS!!!!!!!

  • SilentMC

    Ugh didn’t like the game much when I played it. May only get it for the novelty that I’d never thought it would get localised. Well happy boobs for the world then

    • Renaldi Saputra

      gaming now:
      boobs & asses sell..
      ’nuff said

  • Mozendo

    Hey, I know this is a minor complaint, but the lack of an “s” in “Xseed say that Senran Kagura Burst” really bothers me.

    Anywho, thanks for news :3

  • Splinter

    Buying on day one. Thank you, XSEED! We hope you bring Shinovi Versus too.

  • Splinter

    Buying on day one. Thank you, XSEED! We hope you bring Shinovi Versus too.

  • RovCal

    top 5 must have games, in descending order of excitment, when I buy a 3ds:
    1. bravely default
    2. fire emblem
    3. senran kagura
    4. any or all one piece games
    5. pending

    • TheExile285

      You should add Kingdom Hearts DDD IMO

      Also, I’m guessing your are from EU? The only 2 OP 3ds games that have been localize have only been localized in EU Ane 3DS is region locked…

    • British_Otaku

      Do you live in Europe? I feel sorry for any One Piece fan getting a 3DS who doesn’t… :/ >_>

      I’ve got a J3DS too so I’m covered 100% unless a US exclusive one comes up…

      • RovCal

        Na I am asian. I will import either the European or US 3ds. right now I have decided to go with us one cause of senran kagura but if it gets announced for Europe I will import from there than cause of the one piece games. and tell me about it I am pissed at these exclusive European one piece releases cuz I wanna import fromUS cause there prices are lower cuz of less tax. but oh well ps3 n vita have one piece so I will bear it.

        • British_Otaku

          If you ask me, the best One Piece titles of recent memory (haven’t played much of Pirate Warriors) are from Ganbarion (Gigant Battle 2, Unlimited Cruise SP, Jump Superstars).

          Ganbarion developed the Unlimited series which tend to be adventure games in the spirit of One Piece with fishing, mining, bug catching and now multiplayer monster hunting if you have heard of One Piece Unlimited World Red (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mctae4VvxFw ). I like to call them the kings of fanservice given how much content they always stuff into their games even if I can see them going into the DLC/Nickle+Dime route slowly.

          They have two limited edition 3DS XL SKU in Japan for that game and a recent trailer… I can’t see it on the net though (Japanese e-Shop and Nintendo Direct only so far).

          • RovCal

            I see I see I never played that one… and yes I have heard about red! multi player adventure! now that one piece game will be epic! praying to God that it will get localized

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    This passed with a T rating? That’s surprising.

  • Just Tim

    I’ll definitely check this out, seeing how I intend to continue my support for the now-Marvelous AQL/XSEED.

  • Zimmer Remmiz

    Well my life is complete…

  • Logan Moll

    Yay, more pervy Japanese stuff. :/

    • Just Tim

      At least it’s NOT necrophilia, involving zombies!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      but it’s rated T..

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      pervy? This is completely normal

  • A fool

    And one more step in the wrong direction for XSEED… At least they brought TLS before killing themselves.

    I guess it’s how the market works nowadays. It’s just sad that every single company now support that kind of BS.

  • Greg

    I know who to put my faith in localizations now :D. Hope this game turns out good and sells well.

  • Michael Connell

    Well, there goes my SMT4/FE Eshop credit. Figured I’d be using it for the new Phoenix Wright…
    Still, awesome news, Xseed, you guys rock!!

  • artfv95

    As if I didn’t have enough reasons to love XSEED.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    “T”? you are kidding, right?
    except if you censor ALL the PLOT

    • Kevin Tan

      Xseed says it is not censored at all.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        welp, that would be a problem it seems..
        for a CERO D game

    • Anesia Hunter

      The game really isn’t as bad as a lot have claimed. This has been stated a million times before, but it’s like no one ever listens or looks at playthroughs on youtube.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        but that’s a cero D game.. if it’s still cero B or C, then it’s still reasonable..

        I’m not saying it bad, only considering the objectionable contents…

        • British_Otaku

          At your first comment: Assuming PLOT = boobs as many seem to imply, which should it be rated M? Kids manga, anime and video games if you will count most fighting games go that far, don’t make me mention how easy it is to open The Sun to Page 3 in the UK. Nipples aren’t even visible… If they were? Big deal, Captain Falcon’s nipples are in full view all of the time.

          At your second comment: I agree that CERO D, you would think scales to an M. Then look at dozens of other games rated the full range from low to high across regions with censorship on arbitrary means. Rating systems aren’t that stable and this game doesn’t even go that far.

          liti4.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/captainfalcon.jpg

          • Renaldi Saputra

            but they’re all having big boobs.. not normal boobs
            and about the “torn cloth” thing..

  • http://queensblade.net/index.php/characters/cattleya gulabjamuns

    GOTY… *cough*

    Well, aside from saying my hurrah, I just wonder about the T rating… in that case, the Ikki Tousen game that was on the verge of actually releasing here a few years back could and should have been released. It was canceled simply because they didn’t want to take a risk releasing it as M rated :P Its content wasn’t any different from Senran Kagura’s from the looks of it, maybe even tamer….

    Also, I’m far from complaining but I would have loved a physical release… I guess Izuna 2′s awesome release way back when falsely gave me hope for games like this getting the releases they deserve here… lol

  • s07195

    How many unexpected localizations have there been this year? :D
    Except I’m still finding a way to play English ones…

  • Ethan_Twain

    That’s interesting. I would have thought that this would warrant an M rating unless censored, but I know that Xseed is really not a fan of changing original works in the slightest. Maybe the risque nature of the game got exaggerated?

    • Anesia Hunter

      Yes, actually, it did get highly exaggerated for SKB. Some playthrough videos were uploaded to youtube before showing some of the game and the fan-service parts are only in certain points of the game.

  • Kaitou21

    I DON’T WANT THESE TITS, I WANT THE OTHER TiTS!!!!!!

  • Lester Paredes

    YAY! Became interested since i hear of Shinovi Versus for Vita. Will be supporting you on this, XSeed. My 3DS is ready! lol Please, once you’re done with the 3DS, can you bring out Versus on Vita? Pretty please?

  • WhyWai

    Noo! I was hoping Vita game is the one going to be localised. Hope they will bring that eventually too.

  • piichan

    aside from the characters getting naked, is the gameplay any good? and can you touch em boobies?

    • British_Otaku

      The latter is a serious question? Well no, you can look at the characters in any costume getup you arrange and tilt the system to see the physics in play (some characters don’t take very well to this).

      The former? Good gameplay? Sure. It’s a solid enough beat em up.

      I could say a lot of words, but I’ll leave you with a video:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkoDti6xFD0

      • piichan

        thanks for the vid. i really haven’t checked the series since i had the impression it was focused more on fanservice than gameplay. i’ll give it a go.

        lol, and yes, the 2nd question was a serious one since it would only make sense to have “poke” features with this game, but i guess they focused more on the boobs popping out :p

        • British_Otaku

          From what I’ve seen you can directly touch them (well through a the screen, they aren’t real ya know?) on the Vita sequel somewhere. Given that the primary screen is a touch screen, it makes sense, it is likely that characters are awkward when you mess with them there as well.

          I played New Love Plus’ demo on the 3DS, I remember it having the camera react if you attempt to take a panty shot… >_>

  • LonelyGamer

    Now i can see where my $30 is going to.

  • A fool

    Einstein was a fool, the first man who thought women had rights too was a fool.

    Vic Ireland too was a fool to many, yet he still brought some of the best niche games japan had to offer during the ps1 era to the western market- and that in a revolutionary way. Real limited edition. Real value.

    XSeed is simply abiding to the new market “rules”. They create nothing. Take no risk anymore. They are weak and want to stay weak.

    I want good game. You bring bad game. Perverts buy it. They bring more pervert bad games. I come here and complain.

  • Ferrick

    wow, really ? Comparing yourself to Einstein and Vic Ireland ? There’s a limit to how much ego you can have you know

    first things first, XSeed is NOT a game developer, and they never were, they are a publisher, HUGE difference

    second, people have been asking for this game, and they brought it here for that audience, not for people like you. So blow steam all you want because you’re wasting your time, the world doesn’t revolve around you

  • A fool

    I’m simply saying a fool can be much more than a stupid individual, I’m not comparing myself to anyone.

    Working Design was a Localization team. A publisher. Xseed could still hire programmers to help them localize games faster and better, but they wont, because it is risky. (Or like they say : because they are a really small team)

  • Ferrick

    …. yeah i’m just going to drop this discussion now, seriously not worth explaining everything

  • A fool

    Ever considered that you might be the one who does not understand?

    The game market has changed, and the last company that was doing things “old school” just stopped doing things the good old way. It’s my right to be angry. I am more angry at the market than at XSeed themselves, but they still chose to do things this way.

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