Senran Kagura Burst “Sold Well Enough,” Xseed Considering Other Games In The Series

By Ishaan . March 13, 2014 . 11:01am

In response to a fan on their Facebook page, Xseed have stated that they are open to localizing other games in the Senran Kagura series.

 

“[Senran Kagura Burst] has sold well enough that we are open to considering other iterations in the series,” an Xseed representative replied to a fan asking whether the company was interesting in Senran Kagura Shinovi Vs., Dekamori Senran Kagura and Senran Kagura 2.

 

Xseed also commented on why they’re localizing Ragnarok Odyssey Ace—an updated version of Ragnarok Odyssey—but not the updated version of Valhalla Knights 3.

 

An Xseed representative shared that enough time has passed since Ragnarok Odyssey’s release for Xseed to bring Ragnarok Odyssey Ace over. Additionally, the game has “tons more content and updates planned post-release,” for which a new game was required, and Xseed couldn’t simply bring the title over as a DLC update to the original.



  • KuroNathan

    SKV! SKV! SKV!

  • Astraye

    more boobs incoming

  • KnifeAndFork

    Well that’s a relief I guess…

    Seriously, Japan is a niche market; sure you have loyal otaku gamers but the U.S. alone is double the population of it and then there’s Europe, Canada and South America, so they have way more potential for financial success.
    When the games don’t sell they need to look back as to why and quite often it has to do with the lack of effort in promotion and marketing…

    For one thing, the Neptunia series, The Last Story, Xenoblade and pretty much most fighting games all sold better in the West than in Japan. It’s a simple law of numbers as well as properly reaching out to the fan bases and beyond.
    Other companies need to wake up and realize this.

    • ZetaSiren

      Canada yes!

  • http://www.midnightgaming.blogspot.com MidnightScott

    I thought they already had teased Shinobi Versus in the update at Christmas :P – they also teased Akiba’s Strip then too :p

  • pixxxelz

    So that means we’ll get shinovi versus.. Right?

  • Spider-Man

    I need me some Shinovi Versus, please. For Spidey! I’ll…I’ll hit Mary Jane if they don’t locaize it…?

    …don’t give me that look.

    • DivinePhoenix69

      Oh Spidey you…

    • AzureRyuujin

      Now there, let’s not pull a Hank Pym…

    • Eder García

      Doctor Octopus? is that you?

      • Superior Spider-Man

        Yeah that fool is Doctor Octopus!

        • Spider-Man

          Dammit Otto…

          • Superior Spider-Man

            Doctor Octavious is dead!!! There is only Superior!

          • Spider-Man

            So superior that the city is under attack from Goblins?! It’s coming to an end for you! I’m getting my body back!

    • Herok♞

      What would Uncle Ben say?

  • Daverost

    Formalities since they already teased SV. But that’s fine. Now go ahead and announce it.

    • Hyosuke575

      Was thinking the exact same thing. Xseed…. you tease~.

  • Roberto

    shinobi versus pls

  • Masa

    no please, bring some other games! Not this garbage.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 禍津水樹 (MagatsuMizuki)

      That isn’t a necessary comment

    • passthegrenadeplease

      But what will the people play who generally buy these type of games? Surely you jest, we obviously need more cookie cutter games just like Senran Kagura, I’d say localize more of these scantily clad suggestive type games. Give people what they want, more T&A shove down their throat.

      • Pyrofrost

        I know, right!
        God forbid they localize games to fit an assortment of tastes. No, no, no, all localizations should be specifically tailored fit your taste alone. After all, you’re the barometer by which gamers tastes are measured, amirite~

      • Zerreth

        …Except there aren’t that many decent brawlers on the 3DS? Code of Princess is a mess with clunky controls and poor animation (and a lack of actual difficulty). Streets of Rage is good but very old and doesn’t quite fill the niche of one vs. an army style gameplay. Jump Ultimate stars doesn’t really fit the niche either.

        Senran kagura still lags in spots, but still has fast paced gameplay of newer games and requires the proper kiting strats of older beat’em ups.

        Of course, you wouldn’t know that considering your comment, it’s clearly obvious what you were paying attention to. And you dare to imply those of us who play it are shallow.

        • British_Otaku

          Shinobi Spirits is pretty good (not perfect) on the 3DS, perhaps the best 2D exclusive action game on the system despite being a 500 yen download. Not localised though.

          I’m pretty sore about barely any good 2D (or 2D orientated including Code of Princess and SK) brawlers for the system too… I have Unlimited World RED, Attack on Titan, E.X. Troopers and could have had Toriko and Monster Hunter 3G/4… So many hunting games or games which have elements of such.

      • Shippoyasha

        Senran Kagura isn’t just another T&A game though. It’s a very ambitious and expansive game in regards to the story, the way every characters’ lines have voice acting and more. It’s way more fully featured as a game than most beat em up brawlers of its type. It even has one of the best soundtracks on 3DS in my opinion.

        And just because I can enjoy otaku games doesn’t mean I suddenly stop buying other types of games. At least the core otaku gamers support their sub-niche. Maybe gamers in general should do their part in supporting diverse game content than just blame the otaku as to why more types of games aren’t being localized?

    • Pyrofrost

      Sorry to burst your bubble, but not every game is localized with you and your taste in mind. Shocking, isn’t it~

    • British_Otaku

      Be more specific with your bitterness and what other games you want, or hope like a reasonable irrational person that they make so much money they can afford to localise every game in the world.

    • Zero_Destiny

      Please refrain from blanket statements, and hate comments. It is fine if you want to talk about your dislike of a certain thing, but be clear why, and give the proper respect to the people here. Thanks.

    • Hinataharem

      Sucks that they didn’t bring over niche games like Ys or Trails in the Sky….

      wait….

    • Death Metal

      …Says the guy with an avatar of the slutty Yaiba character.

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

    Oh thank God. (I say with a sigh of relief) lol

    • Caribbean Brony

      I see that Sakura Trick avatar of yours!

      Best girl Haruka?

      • Histirea

        Best girl all of them, obviously.

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

        You know it lol =)

  • ヴァルラシュ

    Shinovi Versus was more or less confirmed by that teaser image they released a while ago

    • leingod

      Hope that’s the case!

    • Death Metal

      There was nothing confirmed, it was just an image. They are yet to announce anything if Shonovi Versus actually gets to be localized.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Excellent news. Fingers crossed for Shinovi Versus.

  • nonscpo

    Thank goodness I was worried about the lack of anouncements for Senran Kagura SV, DK, C2. Now If only we can get them to change their minds on VK3G…I kid no point in pushing our luck, gotta take one good news at a time.

  • $51888021

    Well, I’m certainly happy to hear that! It might not seem like it when we all gather in a place on the internet, but the potential buying audience for a game like Senran Kagura is EXTREMELY small. I’m sure they realized as much when they (wisely) opted to just keep the Japanese audio, and as a result, profits were made~! ヽ( ̄◡ ̄)ノ

    Also yeah, Shinobi Versus or something please. Vita’s gotten lonely after I beat Ys: Memories of Celceta.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 禍津水樹 (MagatsuMizuki)

    This is great news

  • OlimacFTW

    It seems we don’t have to wait almost two years for getting another game in the series. That’s nice.

  • Pyrofrost

    GREAT NEWS!
    I can import the Vita games though, so I am primarily concerned about SK2.

    • AkuLord3

      Indeed i already imported Shinovi Versus and while if it gets brought over to the West, l’ll get it again and such but i can’t do the same for SK2 cuz REGION LOCK. So Xseed, when the time comes…u know what you have to do~

      • Pyrofrost

        AkuLord understands my plight~ <3

  • Balalaika

    To think people were complaining and bitching about Dragons Crown art work and people questioned its gameplay but no so much as a peep for this game…

    • J_Joestar

      the fact that it is a Nintendo handheld digital exclusive might have helped a bit because a lot of those naysayers don’t really game that seriously and probably would mostly miss out on this title, but it isn’t like there has been no complaining about this game like that ONM article.

    • http://twitch.tv/Mogarane Mogarane

      Well Dragons Crown is way more mainstream then Senran Kagura Burst. Im sure most people would dismiss it purely because its a niche anime game, while Dragons Crown got press because of odin sphere and Muramasa. Game’s with high praise in the west.

      • Shippoyasha

        I still snicker at the Dragon’s Crown’s controversy considering the artist said to the public MANY times that he was basing the character design’s crazy proportions from classical Western fantasy art + a lot of the nude art in the game was inspired by classic art nudes of European renaissance. Even the pure Japanese styled nudey art was incredibly done.

  • Kayriss Wins

    This is great news regarding Shinovi Versus, that will definitely be the next game on the list, but this is also even BETTER news for future titles like Estival and Deep Crimson, I’m not too interested in Demakori but if they DO release it here I’ll pick it up with second though. So long as I have hope I’m satisfied better then being in the dark, thnx Xseed!

  • idrawrobots

    Numbers would be nice.

    • Romored

      They’re not supposed to disclose numbers, if they’re not in the order of millions.

      • idrawrobots

        That’s stupid, is it like a law or some junk? Look at all the fancy numbers we get from Japan.

        • Romored

          I think it’s to avoid other companies to know their internal information. If you knew that another company is selling 50.000 copies of a game, and you find that number good, you could decide to anticipate them and buy the rights of another game of the same series before them. It’s to protect their interests.

          • idrawrobots

            Fair enough. The only reason I want to know a number is to make my own personal judgment on where they could have released a cartridge.

  • Firion Hope

    I wish theyd hurry up and announce it already. The longer they wait to announce it probably the longer it’ll be until it actually comes out. I want it now >_>

  • Strid

    Would have sold better with a physical release.

    • Brandonmkii

      LOL

      • Strid

        I think I see what you’re laughing at there [dirty minded?] — good one.

    • J_Joestar

      It would also probably have been standard retail price which might have turns off some people on the edge too.

      • British_Otaku

        I don’t have any proof for this claim, but I think more people are turned off by a lack of a physical release (especially with Nintendo’s digital rights management) -a good number of people still avoided AA5 for this reason, or imported the Japanese version- than the amount of people who would be scared off by a $10 difference when people say the game is two games in one.

        I would say it has a lot of value for money even if it was just the original 2011 title.

        • J_Joestar

          That’s true, i guess it is just more of the difference between the more casual gamers who may see a saving of $10 and take a risk on the game vs. a more dedicated gamer who might prefer physical copies for collection or worry about DRM issues. Though i guess this is all theory.

    • Astraye

      I have to admit that the cover of the Europe version is HUGELY attractive, will surely boosts sales.

      • leingod

        Hope it boobs sales.

      • http://playstationallstars.wikia.com/wiki/PlayStation_All-Stars_Wiki Sackchief

        Or less sales potentially. It has to be all kinds of embarrassing to bring this to the counter.

  • AlteisenX

    I really want Shinovi Versus on Vita. I can live without the cooking one if I had to make a sacrifice. (I’m hoping they don’t bring that over, akin to what Hyperdimension is doing with the idol game instead of the main remake ones…)

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    GOOD!! I put over 61 hours in it and played it 44 times averaging about a half hour each play. Currently my favorite third party 3DS game.

    • Shippoyasha

      It’s almost funny how epic in scope the game really is. A lot of people are flabbergasted at how big the game really is. And I hear Shinovi Versus may match that length.

  • CozyAndWarm

    Let’s go Senran Kagura 2! Hopefully we won’t have to wait 2 years after it comes out in Japan this time. And hopefully they’ll release it physically like Europe too…

  • TheLastBattalion

    What great news! ^_^

  • psycho_bandaid

    Slowly but surely covering the world in happiness.

  • Six

    Shinovi Versus, plz.

  • Kazekage Gaara

    Man I still want a physical release for Burst in the states along with versus :(

  • leingod

    I did my homework and bought Burst just to help Shinovi Versus’ chances (supporting the series as a whole), since I didn’t like Burst as much. So I really hope we get it :O

  • Natalie Rath

    The game just didn’t sold enough. They literally overtook Pokemon X and Y on the E-shop downloads. That tells you SOMETHING.

    • AkuLord3

      The hell are you talking about and Xseed and anyone knew it wasn’t going sell like that…but for what it is, it did better than expected over the West

    • Dexward

      It would be more impressive if Pokemon was sold only as a download.

    • Sylveria Shini

      It tells me that 99% of people got physical copies of Pokemon X and Y.

    • http://playstationallstars.wikia.com/wiki/PlayStation_All-Stars_Wiki Sackchief

      I’m sure it was well above their expectations. They should feel confident with the other titles now.

  • Repede91

    Shinovi Versus would make me a happy camper :)

  • Hinataharem

    And Xseed will keep getting my munny

  • Kornelious

    Huh, they’re doing the whole “vague answer” thing…..THEY”RE PLANNING SOMETHING! >:)

  • cj may

    i need some Shinovi Versus in ma life been holding off on importing it for so long now

  • Zurashii

    If they localize Shinovi Versus and we get the DLC as well, would the American DLC work with the Japanese game too?

  • Learii

    localized Versus please

  • Prinny Dood

    What do you want from us seed Doors? Do we have to walk around in a asuka cosplay, to get you to localize shinovi vs dood!?

    • leingod

      Yeah, dood. You tell ‘em.

  • chroma816

    Oh they better bring over the Vita games.

    I need muh female ninjas on my Vita.

  • WhyWai

    give me Shinovi Versus! I’ll buy 2 copies!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    While i think from the first X-Seed had been intending to localize Versus, i really hope that they indeed gain the sales they need here. As i would love X-Seed to still exist for long long time in the future.^_^

  • Anesia Hunter

    honestly, i’m not too worried about shinovi versus coming out, since they’ve already teased it. plus i remember them saying on twitter that they were trying to see if a physical release of SV would be safe to do or not (due to cultural differences).

  • Raltrios

    I foresee a good life in the hometown.

  • http://playstationallstars.wikia.com/wiki/PlayStation_All-Stars_Wiki Sackchief

    Shinovi Versus please. They already showed how cool they were by bringing Akiba’s trip over, this would be great.

  • Shippoyasha

    I’m still a bit shocked at the kind of promotion it got in the UK/EU for Senran Kagura. It’s like… good old 90′s/early-2000′s era game marketing (but with a viral Youtube commercial set instead of the traditional TV commercial route). If only more games can get that treatment..

  • KnifeAndFork

    I like how you only singled out one of my examples when I had a whole genre in there though…

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