Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Has Tag-Team And Co-Op Modes

By Sato . January 7, 2014 . 8:30am


Earlier today, Famitsu magazine confirmed that Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, an upcoming side-scrolling 3D action game, is currently in development for Nintendo 3DS. Another update from the magazine issue shares further information on the game.


It turns out producer Kenichiro Takaki is a man of his word. Speaking with Siliconera way back in 2011, Takaki shared that he intended to add co-op gameplay to Senran Kagura 2, and he’s done just that. Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson will have both co-op and tag-team multiplayer modes.


Marvelous haven’t revealed if the co-op mode will allow two players to play together over the Internet or not, but local co-op is confirmed for the game. Meanwhile, The tag-team mode is called “Pair Battle,” where you’ll get to fight using two paired-up characters. They can also do special combination attacks.


Two new characters in Senran Kagura 2 are named Kagura and Naraku. Additionally, Murasame, the older brother of Ikaruga will also be available for players using save data from Senran Kagura Burst, but he’ll also be available as DLC at a later date. An earlier report stated that there would be two male characters, but as of now, we only know of one.


A limited edition pack of Senran Kagura 2, called “Nyuu Nyuu DX Pack,” will also be available at launch. It will include five mini-figures of girls from the Homura Crimson Squad and a drama CD. First-print copies will include the game’s entire original soundtrack.


Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is slated for release on August 7, 2014 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Sentsuizan_93

    So Ikaruga’s older brother is playable by save data transfer and DLC?
    I’m cool with this.

    • British_Otaku

      Especially cool as we can share save data around instead of waiting for content to become avaliable (for a price/for free) and still feel some sort of reward/incentive based on playing Burst.

  • OlimacFTW

    Maybe this time, this game will surely come sooner to America.

  • xAtKx

    The plot thickens.

    • If the plot gets any thicker the World wont be enough to contain it all lol

    • idrawrobots


  • Can’t wait to see what Kagura and Naraku look like. The co-op mode sounds really cool. It would be nice if you could play with other people, but even if its only with the A.I. controlling the other character the combination attacks have my attention.

    • British_Otaku

      I don’t like spamming on the same article, but if you are so impatient to see how they look like…

      TAKE THAT! :

      Kagura is on the left and Naraku is on the right.
      With all of the combinations of characters, I expect the combination attacks to be generic (see most Clash of Ninja teams and all One Piece Unlimited World RED teams), but seeing interesting ones between fellow schoolmates and even rivals from across schools or something would be fun.

      • Awesome, thanks Otaku. Kagura is cute, but Naraku has won my heart out of the two lol =^_^=

  • Weeb

    Two male characters? I better be able to make them wear all the girls’ clothes.

    • MrTyrant

      Maybe they will be traps and when you finish one of their stories you’ll realize that they were dudes.

    • idrawrobots

      How many girls would it take to make clothes with?

    • The Watcher


  • Chris Yuen

    Random guesses: Kiriya Sensei/Asuka’s grandfather, the evil ninja dude from Homura’s past (would be a doozy if he’s included).

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Day one

  • Leon_Tekashi
  • Ikagura’s brother is playable…? That guy freaks me out.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste


    • Anesia Hunter

      You and me both. D:

  • OutlawStar26ep

    Combination attacks! I wonder if it’ll be like in the anime when Yagyu and Hibari were able to combine their hidden ninpo. This will be interesting.

  • fyi1191

    Male character as DLC? Are you sure about this, Takaki?

    • Brandonmkii

      There’s got to be at least SOME market for it.

      • British_Otaku

        I’m not convinced that it will sell much for them to even give it a price, anyone can copy or share a save file .

        It is a nice “reward” for established fans, I suppose.

    • Suicunesol

      That should make everybody happy. :D Don’t want male characters? Then you don’t have to download them…

      Not sure Ikaruga’s brother was a good choice, though. He was quite the jerk, if I recall.

      • Anesia Hunter

        he is and i don’t know why they picked him, since he’s supposed to suck.

        • Landale

          As I recall it’s not so much that he sucks, so much as what he’s good at is fairly limited and never really went beyond that limited expertise.

    • British_Otaku

      Alternatively, the character is free (and might be free DLC anyway) with save data of the game. So if you have a Japanese 3DS, I won’t have a problem putting up my save and perhaps my European save when Zen United get to work…

      I don’t see a problem with a male character being DLC or distributed in this way at all. Like, Suicunesol said, it even means there is the option to not have the character at all (even if it means you might need to delete your save data :P) if you really hate the concept of XY in your game. >_>

  • Initially I just saw the rhythm cooking game announcement and my jaw dropped in disappointment. Now, all is right in the world. I hope we get a direct-feed trailer soon after today’s live stream. Live-stream quality trailers are always crap. Anyways, the most important thing for me is that it’s still a side-scroller.

  • idrawrobots

    I approve this picture!

  • zferolie

    I see Naraku and all I think of is the demon from Inyuyasha

    • Christopher Nunes


    • D-Omen

      Kagura too, lol.

      • zferolie

        RIght. The wind demon. Now I see them in this game…. but with giant boobs.

        Fititng, since Naraku can take the form of a woman

        • D-Omen

          Very fitting since Kagura was the character who suffered the most often from clothing damage in Inuyasha. :D

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Day one! One of my criticisms with Burst was the lack of character portraits for voiced NPCs like Murasame and Hanzo. It will be interesting to see how Murasame develops because he’s supposedly not very good with his chain-sickle as evidenced by Ikaruga easily dispatching him.

    My other criticism has to do with Yin mode’s balance. Though I was able to finally beat all the stages, I felt like Yin mode needed a bit more tweaking, specifically when it comes to the later extra-long 5 star stages.

    Anyway, I’m excited for this! We now need screenshots.

    • Someone suggested a parry system in another article and I would love to see that added. It would help a ton with projectiles. Those damn maids are a pain in the ass.

      • SetzerGabbiani

        Getting killed by an off screen enemy is a pain in the ass. They made me ragequit many times.

        • British_Otaku

          The damage and hit stun balance is more of a problem than some enemies not being polite enough to knock, walk in slowly, do a coloured windup before they attack you.

      • AndyNPC

        Shinovi Versus had a parry button, so I’m sure the new game will probably have one too.

  • TheExile285

    Haha, when I was playing SKB I got the thought that the game would be fun with co-op.

    • British_Otaku

      There was one sequence in the Hebijo storyline where iirc Yomi and Ikaruga teamed up, but the game couldn’t really portray that with the gameplay.

  • Shadowman

    Awesome, online Co-op this should be fun

  • Brandonmkii

    Got the Nyuu Nyuu DX Pack for Shinovi Versus, will probably get this too, even if I don’t have a 3DS that can play it :c

    • British_Otaku

      I’m bound to do the inverse getting both Nyuu Nyuu DX Packs despite not owning a Vita yet. >_> They really are good with limited editions especially with the full soundtrack for free, drama cd and artbook for being a first print buyer.

      • Brandonmkii

        I even got the issue of Playstation Venus the month Versus came out because it came with a SK file folder and phone strap thingie :B

        • British_Otaku

          Sounds like a complete set of awesome, shame that the game part of the bundle will at least temporarily go to waste.

          • Brandonmkii

            Yeah, I’m pretty sure It’ll be localized at some point, since Versus is pretty much a lock.

  • ASS 2 ASS
    ASS 2 ASS
    ASS 2 ASS

  • vileBrenman

    Ikaruga’s brother? Playable? interesting we didn’t even get to see him in the scene between him and his sister

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    YES!!! Been playing Senran Kagura Burst non stop sincd I got for Xmas!

    • Kaijumaster

      took me 34 days of constant play to get 100% cleared, enjoy my good man!

  • Audie Bakerson

    Hopefully the other male character is actually a reverse trap.

    • J_Joestar

      MAAAAAAAAN, that would be G-R-E-A-T!

  • Armane

    I had to go look up who was publishing Senran Kagura in Europe because of this. “Zen United”, no wonder it’s taking forever. If it doesn’t come out by August 7, 2014 I’m not going to buy it.

  • British_Otaku

    Scan of Kagura (left) and Naraku, thanks to Furisu212 on GameFAQs who apparently sourced the image from the Senran International Academy (nice we can credit each other without watermarking stuff):

    And a scan of the dance/cooking/rhythm/naked apron game (same source):

    • Audie Bakerson

      Cool! A loli! Guess they realized how popular Mirai is.

      • British_Otaku

        Good to see we will have a bit more variety in our body types, from males to Mirai and company to Daidouji and Carmen99, right?

    • J_Joestar

      Pumpkin Pantsu? ;3

      • British_Otaku

        Definitely one of my favourite moments in Soul Eater, yes:

        Also a fine addition here, especially if we have a silly sequence on these lines here with Kagura who should be god/Medusa tier given that her name is featured in the series and has been years before she popped up.

    • Naraku looks awesome. I’m in love. <3

      They're from a new School or…?

    • deadMastershiro

      WOW! Naraku got some curves on her!

    • Kagura is cute, and loving Naraku =^_^=

  • Kaijumaster

    well I did what I could to support Xseed release of Senran Kagura here, I’ll do the same for a localization of 2.

  • nonscpo

    So what are the chances of this one getting a physical release, and when the hell are we getting Shinovi Versus?

  • Lynx

    -An earlier report stated that there would be two male characters, but as of now, we only know of one.

    Kiriya possibly?

    I’d actually really like that. Really hope that’s who it is, to be honest.

  • deadMastershiro

    Murasame isn’t someone i’d want play as but i’d like to use his weapon.

  • Darkrise

    Man that butt clash…

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