Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Gets Its First Screenshots

By Sato . January 8, 2014 . 1:02pm

Marvelous AQL started the new year by presenting us with the latest entries of their popular female shinobi series, with Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine shares a few more details on the upcoming 3DS game, alongside screenshots.


The above is a look at the two new characters who’ll be appearing in Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, with Kagura on the left and Naraku to the right. The game will be set in Kyoto, and will also have a tag-team feature, where players will get to switch between two characters in the midst of action.


The screenshot above depicts what looks to be a boss fight. Boss fights in Senran Kagura 2 take place on a 3D field now. For a closer look at the game’s action, you can check out its video footage from Marvelous AQL’s NicoNico Live stream.



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  • idrawrobots

    The (edit: NEW) Vita game butter look that much better (edit: than the first Vita game). This looks so much better than the first (edit: 3DS) game.

    • idrawrobots

      Are there people mad that I think this game looks better than the first game?

      • Leon_Tekashi

        I think the way you worded it is what caused the downvotes.

      • British_Otaku

        I was mad because you said “butter look that much better”.

        • idrawrobots

          I like butts.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      impressed at your rewording skills and liking your own comment 274 times

    • Zimmer Remmiz

      If you mean Estival Versus we don’t know if it’s a Vita yet, if you mean Dekamori it’s the same engine as Shinovi Versus…

  • I think I’m going to like the bosses fights in 3D. <3

    They've said nothing about the new girls if not their names. That's why I'm hoping they're from a new team, and that they'll reveal the other three at a later date… Just seems weird to have young girls that aren't part of a team. That's one of the biggest things in the series, so.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Those last 2 screens… *_*

    • J_Joestar

      yeah, it is nice how they displayed the costume damage scenes to be more fluid with the rest of the action rather than the completely cutting out to a clip from Burst.
      although i guess that may have had to do with the segmented 3D portions of the game while this one is going to be all 3D.

    • In glorious full 3D lol *_*

    • Linhua

      ._. WOW that Down Vote Bot must be HARD at work this week.

      Edit: … wait… that pun was unintentional .-.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Can’t fuggin wait. Pre-orders need to go up soon.

  • Saphiren


  • Captmotorcycle

    Whelp, I’m glad I bought a Japanese 3DS. Also, does anyone know where I can sell a kidney.

  • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

    Wait I thought Naraku and Kagura were going to be male characters or is this a trap?

    • Not traps. They said they were ALSO introducing 2 new male characters along with Kagura and Naraku.

      • Christopher Nunes

        I believe the correct quote was “two male characters” being playable. They didn’t say anything about them being new.

        So far Ikaruga’s older brother is more or less confirm to be the first playable male character.

        • I meant new as in being playable. My mistake though, should’ve specified.

          • Christopher Nunes

            No worries, man.

      • idrawrobots

        Naraku does have two balls…

  • The pictures look great! Loving the fact that you can switch between the characters too =^_^=

  • AkiraScare

    Loliless (TT_TT)

  • Phoenixian Sama

    Is the Kagura named here the same Kagura who is the series top ninja? The loli? Or is it written differently or something?

  • Icedus

    Where’s my XSEED Conch Shell?…

  • Pheria

    Has Xseed ever said anything about whether Senran Kagura burst did well with its US eShop release?

    Hopefully it did do well, because I want all of these new games!

    • Leon_Tekashi

      I believe they did. They should be preparing for SV by now.

      • idrawrobots

        270 guest votes, lolwut

        • Leon_Tekashi

          Bots, that is all. Don’t mind it.

      • Pheria

        Found something relevant. Glad to hear that it had good momentum from the start at least. These crusaders mentioned in quote are really, really frustrating. They’re trying so hard to bring over a product people want, but people here get so offended over a game no one is making them play/buy.

        • Leon_Tekashi

          Different culture man…Although it’s stupid. But XSEED knows how to handle the media. =)

        • Shippoyasha

          I think even the most anti fanservice sites probably can’t be bothered to make a fuss about a game that is so self assured in having fun with the premise. At least we haven’t seen ambush interviews like the Skullgirls creators had to deal with.

  • Freakmasta

    Am I the only one not liking the new characters?

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Can’t judge until we learn more about those two.

      • Freakmasta

        I should’ve been more clear. I’m not liking the new DESIGNS.

        • British_Otaku

          You are the first person who wasn’t in love with Naraku’s design from the get go I’ve seen, but it doesn’t mean much either way if two of over a dozen characters have designs you don’t love especially when you can give them another costume. >_>

        • Naraku’s design is awesome, in my opinion. I immediately fell in love with her. Interesting weapons, too. Speaking of weapon, what’s Kagura’s weapon(s)? The sleeves from her outfit?

          • Freakmasta

            The Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko of SK?

          • Hsien-Ko, eh? Could work well actually.

      • Demeanor

        Do my eyes deceive me or is Kagura a pettanko? Good news for Mirai and (half) Ryoubi fans I guess XD
        Btw, I wonder if Kagura will be central to the story, the series being called freakin’ Senran Kagura and all… wasn’t a kagura some kind of ultimate ninja title?

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          I hate the flat chest models in these games.
          It’s hard putting anything on ryoubi when it’s not tied to her transformation because bras and open shirts look weird on her.
          I don’t know why they couldn’t make clothing look nice on the flat chested girls but it doesn’t work out well

        • Rashaan Butler

          Kagura is the level of ninjas who specialize in demon slaying. As you may know it was first mentioned in Shinovi Versus, where Miyabi leader of the new Hebijo team states her intention to become a Kagura. Of course this inspires Asuka and Homura to want to become Kagura as well. Nice to see that SK2: DC is following up on that.

  • tubers

      I’m only seeing a typical boss fight here nothing MH related.
      oh yeah. big monster on screen = monster hunter. totally forgot about it

      • TheExile285

        pretty sure he was joking lol

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      what happening with the disagree 0_o

  • EinMugenTenshin

    Those bots sure did wreck havoc on you guys. Seem to hit so random too. *wears helmet* -_-

  • Ryuki

    Huh…I like Naraku’s design but I would like it even more if she was….a little more flat.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    playable Loli?…Pedobears 3DS is going to be happy.

    • TheExile285

      bad shawn, bad!

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        I know…I know, but come on! It was perfect

    • J_Joestar

      what about Mirai?

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        not a loli just flat

  • vileBrenman

    The tag team addition really is a great new feature in my eyes I can’t wait to see more of it

  • Kornelious

    Well I thought since we had the first two, we just needed Shinovi vs. and then we’d be caught up. So much for that X(

    • TheExile285

      I bet SV will probably be localized before this even releases in Japan.

      • British_Otaku

        August 7th 2014 is pretty soon you know.
        Shinovi Versus could slip till October in the US of A.

  • s07195

    Damn, that Zettai Ryouiki on Naraku~

    EDIT: So, the Shinovi Versus characters from other schools won’t show up?

    • It’s still too early to say. They weren’t announced during the live stream, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be confirmed later.

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. Bosses being in a 3D-field seems like an interesting diversion. Maybe it’s going to be a bit more like modern brawlers like the Marvel Alliance games in those segments, or Sengoku Basara-esque like Shinovi Versus?

  • Renaldi Saputra

    Monster Hunter Kagura: Deep Crimson

    • British_Otaku

      Got the feeling we needed tons of grinding for luck based drops and a game which is highly focused on multiplayer (typically up to 4) with difficult missions to call it a MH sort of game… >_>

  • Rolling Guy

    I wish Burst looked this good. Gee, and I was thinking of selling my 3DS too. :/

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