Senran Kagura Burst English Trailer Busts Out For North America

By Ishaan . August 6, 2013 . 11:00am

As reported earlier this morning, Senran Kagura Burst for the Nintendo 3DS is being released as a download title in North America by Xseed. In addition to the first screenshots, Xseed have also released an English trailer for the game:



Senran Kagura Burst is slated for release this fall via the Nintendo eShop. For more details on the game, catch up with our extensive coverage using its tag.

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  • KuroNathan

    3d at its best!

  • MoriyaMug

    And I finally don’t have to keep silent about my involvement. w00t and all that.

  • Guest

    I’m starting a new job today, just picked up PxZ LE, SMTIV LE, got t the $30 eShop promo credit a Nintendo Direct was announced but this is the best news of all. I love you XSEED!!!

  • ChiffonCake


    • Dominic Hunter

      I… I just can’t believe this is ACTUALLY happening…

      • Linhua

        … I-I can’t either… ‘s like a dream from so long ago and it’s suddenly happening… how surreal…

  • Sentsuizan_93

    I…..I…..I need a moment….. *tears of joy*

  • AlphaSixNine

    AWESOME! Hoping Shinovi Versus follows after! :3

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Smart move Xseed. It would be wise to start with Burst since the 3DS is doing better than the PS Vita at the moment. I’m glad they’re finally localizing Senran Kagura Burst. I hope it does well in NA and hopefully EU. Let Operation: Boobs begin! :D

    • MoriyaMug

      It also helps that its two halves tell one complete story.

    • Zurashii

      Actually it’s Operation: PantsuFall.

  • YES!!! please release shinovi next, ill import it anyway but it’d be awesome if i could support here aswell

  • Alex Sargeant

    HAHA! XSeed. You’re the best.

  • 8 X 11 Printer Paper

    Well I know what my FE/SMT 30$ Credit will be going now.

    • zeta

      to the Boobcave!

  • wasad

    Oh boy. I can’t wait for ninja boobs.

    • MoriyaMug

      And you shall have them… though only 3D in the ninja room and prefight/postfight scenes. Not during battle.

      • I thought those stylish scenes during a “super” were in 3D?

        • MoriyaMug

          Ah, yes. They are. I forgot. I haven’t played the game since I stopped working on it, so…

    • Chaos_Knight

      You have an XL, right?

  • Kyosuke Yoshino

    Europe, please!

  • zferolie

    Looks like they have been working on this game for awhile. They even have an ESRB rating already.

    They did an excellent job keeping this a secret for so long. Kudos!

    Now I wonder how big this game will be to download… animal crossing was a lot of data,,, and I think I have enough free space, but I would like a rough idea.

    Odd that they didn’t show any combat. But I like the little nods they had to us fans waiting for this game

    • Anesia Hunter

      I think someone said it was around 15,000 blocks. But no one is sure yet.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • Oltheros

    Ass is hometown, etc.

  • Chim_era

    hahaha It’s very clear on what they are concentrating :p
    Maybe it’s because I am a girl but I find the bikini boob shots less offensive than the normal ones. It’s just a bit too …. round :3
    I would almost say the bikini ones are more natural ….. almost :)

    Anyway I’m going to try it out. It’s a shame it’s on the 3ds though. Better for their sales but not so good for the importers.

    • niko

      They localized it, what does it matter it’s on 3DS and it can’t be imported, it’s a localized version. Are we complaining on not being able to import titles that are brought here?

  • Pyrotek85

    I’d have preferred a physical release but this is better than not getting it at all. Can’t say I blame them really since it’s a riskier title to localize, I hope it does well.

  • Raltrios


    The fans did it!

  • Thrasher429

    *watches trailer*….bounce……bounce……[email protected][email protected]

  • Bobby Jennings

    Lack of gameplay, censoring to the max. I wish We had this as a actual game cartridge though D:

    • MoriyaMug

      What censoring…?

      • Bobby Jennings

        That skirt. It looked…longer lol

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Its a teasing game, not Hyper dimension neptunia or that game where you can touch up girls via the screen

          • MoriyaMug

            You can blow into the microphone to push up their skirts, though. :P

          • Bobby Jennings

            I don’t understand?

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Thats why it looks “censored”

          • Bobby Jennings

            Ah, okay.

    • Pyrotek85

      According to their twitter it hasn’t been censored, which is great.

      • Bobby Jennings

        Ah awesome! Thanks for the clarification! I wanted to import this bad when it first came out but friggin Nintendo and their region locking. Oh well. Will be getting this at release!

    • Anesia Hunter

      This right here, would scare a lot of people who are too lazy to read through all of the comments.

      Don’t worry folks, it’s already been said that the game isn’t censored. Not much need too with Burst anyways, since clothing destruction only goes down to the swimsuits.

      As for it being DD-only, it is sucky, but it’s better than nothing and it might be a bit safer for those buying (however I wouldn’t care if someone saw me buying this or not) and to avoid that parents w/ small kids vs video games crap.

      • Bobby Jennings

        So I’m supposed to read through all the comments to find out if the game is censored or not? L.o.L

        Anyways, I’m excited for the game and can’t wait until it releases! I hope they bring out Versus as well.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Hibari: I wanted it for like, ever
    Yagyuu: I’m aware
    Damn, even Hibari and Yagyuu wanted this over so badly. lol ^_^

  • Repede91

    Yeeesss!!! Hibari and Asuka in 3d :)

  • Suicunesol

    3DS “essentials” game line-up is finally complete.

    DDD. Day-one Digital Download.

    • sd28

      I see what you did there

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu


    • Ferofax

      …if I say “cup size”, is that gonna ruin the joke? XD

  • Eric Harris

    Good for those that don’t mind $40 digital games that use a system based as opposed to account based system.

    • Pyrotek85

      Yeah I’m hoping they sort that account stuff out somehow >.>;

    • ronin4life

      now now… it MAY be cheaper than 40$.

      And they will have an account system… at some point

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Account systems arent exactly sound either lol.

  • Guest

    Come on, folks. We all know why we’re buying this.

    • Zeonsilt

      The importance of PLOT and the STORY can not be ignored!

    • wat_wat

      But Mirai has no plot or backstory.

      • KuroNathan

        she might not have a strong plot, but I’m pretty sure her backstory is well rounded

    • Brandonmkii

      Hey, none of those say “gameplay!”

    • Kitestwinblades


  • Epitome

    Will be the first 3ds digital download I have ever brought but well can’t say no to this game.

  • leingod

    Well I’m hoping Shinovi Versus comes next, since it’s the superior game. Definetely gonna support this on the 3DS though.

    • vanhyde

      what do you mean ?
      Crimson Burst is main title of Senran kagura.

      • leingod

        I didn’t mean Shinovi Versus was “main-er” than Crimson Burst, I meant it’s superior as a game. As in, better gameplay, better graphics, better content, etc.

        I guess fanboys got hurt by that remark, hence the downvoting.

      • leingod

        I didn’t mean Shinovi Versus was “main-er” than Crimson Burst, I meant it’s a better game. As in, better gameplay, better graphics, much, much more content, etc.

        • KuroNathan

          true but this crimson burst came out first, so I’m guessing they want to get that out of the way since character backgrounds carry over.

          also while Shinovi vs had more stuff, it lacks 3d and upskirt whistles :P

          • leingod

            But SV has fully exploding clothes and more girls :P

            Anyway, as I said before, I’m hoping SV comes next – not instead of Burst… so I don’t really get the hate. I’m getting Burst too!

          • leingod

            sure, but it has full exploding clothes and more girls :P

            Anyway, I’m not saying SV should come INSTEAD of burst, but next… so I really don’t get why all the hate.

  • XSEED, you’ve really outdone yourself with this whole localization deal.

    • Pyrotek85

      This is quite the year for them isn’t it?

    • Crimson_Cloud

      XSEED: Mada mada…

  • PreyMantis

    Give it!

  • Alicemagic

    ’twas at that precise moment that the entire continent of europe cried simultaneously

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      ‘And the kind but solemn Rorschach thundered, “SHUT UP AND PLAY ONE PIECE.”

      • zeta

        you have one piece give us one piece and we’ll share the other part of teh bewbs

  • mike dickson

    Xseed you guys are awesome i cant wait to get my hands on this game or on the screen in that matter damn them tits

  • Christopher Nunes


    I’m SO happy this is finally coming out to the US! Even if it’s a digitally download only game! But no English Voices? I wouldn’t mind dual audio, but I do prefer the character speak in my native language but it’s alright.

    Well Funimation localized Senran Kagura the anime with English voices? I would totally buy the series on DVD for both English and Japanese voices!

    I’m not a purist but I do like some voices in English and others in Japanese, I’m open-minded and sometimes I prefer English over Japanese voices at times.

    Well I better save up my money on my 3DS so I can buy this when it comes out! ^_^

    • leingod

      I doubt it’ll have english voices… XSEED is taking a risk here, and voices would imply an even higher risk. Financially, I mean.

      • Zeik56

        Depends on what it costs to license the Japanese voices. Just keeping the original Japanese isn’t free.

      • Christopher Nunes

        I see… hopefully Burst is a success and they bring Versus over with English audio to listen to. But if not oh well, but I love to know what they’re saying during battles as there’s no subtitles for those.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      If you’re truly open minded then you should listen to russian/german/italian dubs too.

      • Christopher Nunes

        I’ll give it a shot… with English Subtitles of course. :)

  • J_Joestar

    Now I must get used to not moving around when i play games so I can see the 3d in it’s full glory!

  • idrawrobots

    I changed my avatar back to this in celebration!

    • Linhua

      … oho~

      … I love that booty blaster gif. XD

  • Guest

    Come on, folks. We all know why we’re getting this…

    • zferolie

      The gameplay looked fun too at least. Well, I thought it looked fun

    • leingod

      I’m getting it for the plot.

    • Renaldi Saputra


      absolutely, censors everywhere.. I’m sure

  • vileBrenman

    Yesssss my inner pervert is rushing forth!
    I wonder how much its going to be on the shop

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    I wasnt going to get this.but well its two games in one and it’ll help Xseed so lol.

    But really Im going to feel so weird playing this.

    • leingod

      that’s the point!

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Oh well add that to the list of Eshop games to get. (Ace Attorney, Solataire vs Horsing, Pokemon Y,Unchained Blades ect)

    • British_Otaku

      Headphones, son.

      Even some DBZ game I played had some scream for 18 which just felt… yeah.

    • Anesia Hunter

      you can always do a contest where you give a copy out for free to a fan who really wants it.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        …. Dont give me devilish ideas please >:D

    • ShadowDivz

      It’s perfecty healthy for a boy your age to be exploring his…..3DS.

  • Kevin Komic O’Shea

    any news of a europe release?

  • British_Otaku

    Rated Teen when it has Violence, Blood, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Use of Alcohol and Language? Dope.

    On a less positive note… Miss Homura for “Homura-chan”… Maybe it’s my manga purist showing but that doesn’t seem right (use the Japanese honourifics, have a note in the digital manual, find a closer alternative or something). Even then keep the typos out and it doesn’t matter, we can hear it as the game is nearly fully voice acted.

    • Anesia Hunter

      I never expected anything perfect in translations. (I see weird errors in almost everything). But I’m not going to nit-pick with this game, since the wait has been so long and hard and finally it’s happening.

      • British_Otaku

        I agree, but some standards should be held.
        Visual novels nearly immediately kill the mood with a clear typo, here not so much, but given how dialogue and narration heavy it is if you don’t skip the cutscenes, I want it to be as polished as possible.

        This may not be 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors but it definitely isn’t Sonic the Hedgehog.

    • MoriyaMug

      Japanese honorifics have no place in English speech, unless the topic of discussion is the Japanese language.

      • ShadowDivz

        Not neccessarily. It does in the business world.
        Let’s say your boss’s name is John Smith
        You would refer to him as “Mr.Smith” which would be the equivalent of “Smith-san” no?

      • British_Otaku

        Leave it out then. Maybe I forgot to type that, but hearing “-chan” and seeing “Miss” seems terribly wrong.

        Oh and some English dubs (Ouran High School Host Club) actually worked with Japanese honorifics. It’s all about finding the right place, if the setting is Japan and engrained in the culture. It serves to benefit the subtitles.

        Here, I don’t think it really matters as much as having the right one at the right place.

        • MoriyaMug

          Given the nature of the script, stripping all formal modes of address was not an option. I went with what worked. The game is not so steeped in “Japanisms” that there was any need to retain Romaji that wasn’t an existing loan word and/or proper noun.

          • British_Otaku

            In this case, Miss is far too formal given how “-chan” is typically used. I would rather take a script adjusted to imply the relationships without honorifics than iffy honorifics. :/

            I don’t think it is significant enough to skip the game or dock points though, just my manga purist speaking.

            EDIT: As localisation is an art, not a science. It’s probably fine anyway.

          • MoriyaMug

            You’d have to see the context. Trust me, I’ve no issue with dropping honorifics if I don’t think any particular English equivalent will fit. Try it and see. ;)

  • SirRichard

    Legitimately surprising, this announcement, considering how hesitant they seemed to do it in interviews in the past. Marvelous must be pushing to see if the audience is really there, and it’s always good to see companies taking risks like this.

    • J_Joestar

      it is possible their hesitations were mainly for the idea of a physical release.

      • Pyrotek85

        Probably the ESRB too, since some still think that anything that looks ‘cartoony’ means it’s for kids. I wish the whole thing could be ignored, but most retailers require games to be rated. Most parents seem to ignore the ratings anyhow, at least from what I’ve seen.

  • supervamp

    I can’t wait for friendship is magic with boobs

  • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

    Oh hell yes I cant believe it I really cant even after watching the trailer. I’m beyond happy right now cant wait to tell my best friend. Now if only I can get shinovi vs on the Vita and Digimon redigitize decode for the 3DS and I’ll finally win all my localization fights.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      FYI: it’s hard for Digimon games to be handled by third-parties.. bcos they’re exclusive by Namdai..

      but, even so, we’re struggling with #operation decode

  • James

    I registered just to post this…….. Thank you XSeed!!!

  • kylehyde

    This has been an awesome 2013DS

  • ShadowDivz

    Man, think about all the crap dragon’s crown got for the sorceress. All the femnazis and white knights are sure to pounce on this.

    *draws weapon
    And we the fans will be ready for them.
    For we are legion… and we are many.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      You watch too much SAO

      • ShadowDivz

        Actually its on my hard drive and i haven’t watched it yet. xD
        I’ve heard good things though.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Unless you like your fetishes being pandered to with poorly exposed characters and you have low standards for action animes then you’ll probably like it.
          For the first half.

          Then it turns into tales of woe and incest angst. Reading the light novels is only marginally better

        • DyLaN

          Don’t listen to him. I suggest you try the anime or Progressive LN. If you want you can skip the Fairy Dance arc.

    • British_Otaku

      No need to fight back, ShadowDivz.
      As much as I would like the publicity, choosing to remain rational, making it clear that not only a game with such content is fair play as well (based on other media) and also that we already have games with a number of the same elements only Tekken, Naruto and Blazblue aren’t promoted on that basis.

    • Pinkemon

      I’m actually kinda ambivalent about this cause its obviously objectification of girls of questionable legal age which kinda creeps me out but at the same time this game doesn’t seem to WANT to be anything but blatant fapware so its probably as useless to complain about this as to complain about DOA beach volleybal.

      • J_Joestar

        dunno, i have trouble finding this “creepy”, if it was done in a realistic feel to it’s design i would, but the general cartoony anime nature makes it difficult to be creeped out.
        like the difference between watching a live action movie where someone gets a shotgun to the face and a looney toons short where Daffy Duck gets the same treatment.

        • Anesia Hunter

          The fan-service is done in a comical anime-style way.

    • Anesia Hunter

      I think femnazis are PART of the reason why this game will be DD-only. I’m a chick and even I can’t stand them, since they attack everything and Senran Kagura series is just another target for them. *draws weapon* So, I shall fight with you.

      • ShadowDivz

        Welcome to the brotherhood. I warn you the ratio of guys to girls is like 50:1

  • Linhua


    … w-we are finally getting it…

    … suddenly, my 3DS is glowing with some form of perverted auras…

    ;-; And i’ve never felt happier..

    • zeta

      why wasnt it mentioned here that xseed uncensored the game

      • Anesia Hunter

        It was never censored to begin with.

      • Guest

        … S-SOURCE PLEASE!!

        • Anesia Hunter

          Xseed’s twitter.

  • My joy is bursting out the seams right now! =^_^=

  • Learii

    where vita version

    • British_Otaku

      Will we be getting this question till and after launch?
      Well anyway, Senran Kagura started on the 3DS where it introduces the core cast.

      Senran Kagura Burst is the first game upgraded in addition to the sequel. So it’s the best place to start off, though you will probably see the Vita sequel/spinoff/successor after this hits the eShop, probably next year.

      • J_Joestar

        of course that is assuming this one at least hits certain sales requirements first.

    • Twottoot

      in imaginationland with all the other games that never were or will be

    • Anesia Hunter

      SKB first then Shinovi VS. So if you want Shinovi VS. try supporting SKB, since the better it does, the more likely Shinovi VS will get localizaed next year.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      To the East my friend! Will you journey with me for ninja boobs or are you not brave enough to see them in real life?

  • I don’t necessarily have a problem with sexploitation or, um, appreciation of the female form in general, but this honestly comes across to me as more grotesque than titillating. The breasts move like sacks of ham.

    • But, but I love ham though :3

    • Slayven19

      If I got through DOA1 I can get through this breast problem.

      • J_Joestar

        I remember that when i was young, just tap a direction and they would go crazy shaking in every direction!

  • Zerita Wilson

    so happy i could cry well i actually i am crying

  • gamefreak86

    Day one. *Wipes away single tear*

    • Gigaknight

      *Fist in the air*

      Day one!

  • Zak Ledward

    And then…on the release date, the great Shinovi Versus was announced for NA

    And the perverts rejoiced (me included)

    • Anesia Hunter

      I doubt it’ll be that soon. They’ll most likely want to see how well SKB sells first before considering localizing Shinovi VS. And I’m gonna say this now. I got nothing against Shinovi VS. Infact, I love it just as much as I love SKB. I’m just saying that SKB is going to be the testing ground to see if fans of the series will really bite on or not. So, spread the word so they’ll keep localizing Senran Kagura games.

      • Zak Ledward

        Oh no, my comment wasn’t meant to be taken literally just voicing my hopes that Shinovi VS. gets localized as well; though redoing the whole game will be a little…meh. The only thing that will keep people from playing this is the amount of boobs in it, but personally that’s the reason why I play it (the truth).

  • Edzo04

    holy shit it really happened

  • tubers

    LOL no VITA.. fml

    Oh well, I should have already been lubed up for disappointment since it is the VITA.

    • Anesia Hunter

      You do know that SKB comes before Shinovi VS storywise right? I don’t know what’s with all of you “Where’s the Vita version?” and “How come no Vita version?”

      Why not try supporting the game that came first, so you can help show Xseed and Marvelous how much people love the Senran Kagura series and hopefully influence their decisions on continuing localization of the SK series.

      Besides, because Shinovi VS is on Vita there aren’t any issues of of it being region-locked, so if you really want to play it and feel like you can’t wait for it’s loclization you can always import.

      • tubers

        I’m simply not interested in the 3DS version. Period.

        I’m not sold on the idea that if I buy the 3DS version that I do not desire (spending north of 200 bucks since I’d rather gen a new XL), It’d insure the VITA version.

        I’m not in for the gamble.

        For me it’s Eng. subbed SV or nothing.

        • Anesia Hunter

          …Long story short though, you support the series in general? If so, then show some love even if you don’t buy, rather than doing the “it’s what i want or nothing at all” song and dance. Since, the more support from all angles, helps every bit to get Shinovi VS too. If no other support worked, people would have quit pushing and trying to get SKB localized a long long time ago.

  • SupaPhly

    brain.exe has stopped functioning
    [shed tears] [try again]

  • Splinter

    XSEED for presidents of the Gaming Industry!

  • Heriel

    oh god! thank you so much XSEED ;__;

  • Enzo

    Just wondering, is the gameplay actually good or is it mostly a game to “look” at (lol).

    • Haseyo

      It is very fun. I’m almost done with the game and I enjoy it. The story is…well let’s just say I really don’t regret getting it in Japanese. Ain’t missin’ much.

  • vanhyde

    you promise me this game
    i’ll promise you my money

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha, wow, so it’s actually coming! Guess we’ll have to judge it’s worth with our own eyes and fingers then… though man, no gameplay in that trailer, kinda weak…

  • kaizin

    wow this is amazing news still hope this is not a dream.

  • Rolling Guy

    Is this the one where we can play the first game as well? If so, that’s awesome. Digital download though so.. :/

  • Renaldi Saputra

    it’s reasonable if it’s rated “M”, but in reality it’s “T”?
    that means censor everywhere..

    • Anesia Hunter

      It’s already been confirmed by Xseed that it’s not censored. The game just isn’t as bad as some sites and people have claimed. Pretty much it’s a lot tamer than Shinovi VS.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        if you said it’s tamer than the Vita version, you maybe right.. bcos for nintendo games, it’s likely the explicit objectionable contents are not allowed..
        but, still, for a CERO D games, it’s kind of odd..

        for the censors, yea I got info that it didn’t..

        • J_Joestar

          well it may just have been things that they didn’t think of when they making the 3DS games.
          I mean, DokiDoki Majo Shinpan made it to the DS, so they probably could have gotten away with a more here if they really wanted to.

  • JuiceKun

    Senran Kagura Burst English Trailer -Busts- Out For North America”

    Oh man my sides.

  • Takuya

    The continous struggle for localization is finally over. Thanks XSEED and thanks Nintendo for allowing XSEED to localize it for US .. i guess. im soo looking forward to FALL 2013 more than ever

  • Genjo

    Ninjas boobs makes world go around!

  • Hinataharem

    Holy crap we won!

  • Ferofax

    And everything is right in the world again!

  • “♪So wake me up, cause I must be dreaming♪” -Zebrahead

  • Umar

    oh Xseed….my love for you grows with each new game

  • $61526767

    Never thought a game like this would come to America.. well.. time to use this game for my “special purposes”. lmao ~ still look forward to playing it though.

  • Super Robot Wars OGs2 and FF Type-0, it’s your turn to get localized!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      for SRW, it seems very hard to localize, even for 3ds..
      bcos of Namdai

      • J_Joestar

        it would probably have had a better chance if OG 2nd was a handheld game rather than a console one.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          idk, but IIRC, SRW series are rarely got localized even for the handheld ones.. bcos their licenses are somewhat troublesome..

          • J_Joestar

            well the only ones that were localized were the handheld OG games since they didn’t have any anime characters using only the original characters that they owned.

  • Vash bane

    waoh wasn’t expecting this

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