No Dekamori Senran Kagura Any Time Soon For North America, Says Xseed

By Ishaan . March 31, 2014 . 11:02am

A North American localization for Dekamori Senran Kagura isn’t in the cards any time soon, Xseed said on their Facebook page recently.


In response to a fan asking whether Dekamori—which is a “rhythm cooking game,” as opposed to a brawler—would be coming to North America or whether he should import the game, an Xseed representative replied: “Nothing official yet, but even if it did it wouldn’t be for a long time so I guess it’s a matter of how long you can wait.”


That doesn’t mean that Xseed won’t be localizing other Senran Kagura games in the interim, though. Earlier this month, the publisher stated that Senran Kagura Burst had sold well enough for them to consider other games in the series for localization.

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  • Yeah, I’d rather they take care of Shinovi Versus and 2 first. And then the other new Vita one if it’s also a brawler. THEN we can consider the cooking rhythm game.

    • British_Otaku

      Rhythm games take much less out of them to localise and translate than the brawlers due to them being nearly visual novels with that amount of story they have.

      Also, they would probably release it in 2016 at that rate if they wait for Shinovi Versus as well as multiple games which were developed after Dekamori, to the point that Estival Versus has no screenshots or footage now.

      It makes sense to pace themselves both in Japan and outside Japan, no one expected Dekamori before Versus. We shouldn’t expect a full fledged title without a confirmed system before a spinoff which is finished.

      • Senran Kagura has been releasing at least one retail game yearly so far. I expect Estival Versus by the end of the year. Also, it would take until after Estival is out in Japan for them to put out Shinovi and 2 anyway.

        • British_Otaku

          Senran Kagura 2 is this year’s retail game.
          Squeezing out two retail installments in the second half of the year isn’t going to happen.

  • JonathanisPrimus

    “import the game”

    Good luck with that, it’s a PSN-only release.

    • CirnoTheStrongest
      • dark-kyon

        yes,but you need to reset you psvita and another memory card to use the japanese other words psvita digital only games are practically region locked.

        • Firion Hope

          all it really resets is your bubble placement and wallpapers, and getting a second memory card isn’t that hard, it’s not the same as having to import an entirely new system from another region

          I do wish theyd make it so that you didn’t need to do all that though

        • CirnoTheStrongest

          no, that’s really nothing like “region-locked” forcing you to buy an entirely different console just to play imports. I’ve got 2 4GB memory cards that suit me just fine and I switch between my accounts often enough. You don’t even have to reformat the memory cards or back up data when switching accounts, the ONLY annoying thing is that stupid unskippable intro movie >_<

          • Phoenixian Sama

            The movie can be skipped by turning the power off. Once you do that when you reboot, it won’t play.

          • Aoshi00

            I wish it was released retail in Jpn though. I want to play it on my us acct without resetting and going back and forth. I’ve been dling the Drakengard 3 dlc every week now and can’t wait for the us ver.. Felt like they were part of the main game cut out really :p since the sisters have like no ba c kstory in the main game. I don’t really like the SK games that much, was hoping this would get localized soon, too bad..

          • Duo Maxwell

            The problem is this kind of game is not something that I will play continuously, and just something that I will occasionally switch it on and have little blast. It’s a bother to keep resetting the Vita whenever I want to switch.

            I just wish they have a physical release of this game.

        • Milewide

          I have three separate memory cards, one for each region. It works fine. I’ve got resetting my vita down to an art…

          … but then again, I am an idiot.

  • Razlo

    That’s too bad, this looks really fun. I’ll get it if they ever release it.

  • nonscpo

    Not surprised by that reply, besides shinovi versus should have the priority since that’s the one the fans have waited on the longest

  • Six

    Because they are clearly too busy with Shinovi Versus, right?


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  • Luffink

    I don’t really care about Dekamori, what I want right now is Senran Kagura 2

  • dark-kyon

    It seem to me what they know what senran kagura gonna do good for them,but they do not want what xseed how a brand associated with senran kagura in the west,for that they want to work in others games and bring the senran kagura games well spaced to minimize the effect,i expect shinovi versus first quater 2015.well my jp version of shinovi versus is in road from hong kong,so the constant teasing,trolling do not bother me and gladly gonna buy his version to get the dlc characters when come out in the states.

  • Pdugna

    people could make fun of them for this but, this game does get overboard just a bit higher then average Senran Kagura games.

    • dark-kyon

      agreed,i believe what this game must brought the last.i can see futures games get canned for bring this before and get so much backlash,also music games the psvita have several games,in return brawler how shinovi versus are almost zero.

  • Not surprising and can’t blame them. SK already has niche appeal, cooking-rhythm game has even less. Here’s hoping they get to Shinovi Versus and especially Senran Kagura 2.

  • Kami nii

    Shinovi Versus?! Onegaishimasu!! :(

  • Firion Hope

    Aww I’d like it some day for sure. Well I have a feeling its strong point might not be story anyway and it’s on a region free device so oh well

  • Spider-Man

    Not really bothered, I want Shinovi Versus!

  • Feenyx16

    Too bad, for a while we’re missing out on that amazing plot :/

  • Kayriss Wins

    Brawlers first, rhythm spin off later, that’s how it should be.

  • Doesn’t bother me. It’s such a crazy, crazy, wacky, titillating game that I’m not holding my breath for it to ever leave Japan (that said I am loving every moment of it).

    Let’s keep the focus on the non-spinoffs and I’ll be a happy guy ;)

  • OlimacFTW

    Well, comparing to other games in the series, this game is a bit risky. Just watch a trailer and check the dessert girls.

  • Kornelious

    That’s understandable, Let’s take care of Shinovi Versus and the rest before we do this. But I don’t know why Xseed can’t just give us a yes or no on whether they will localize Shinovi Versus :(

    • Interface23

      It’s coming,it was in the teaser at the end of last year with Akiba & a PSP game called English Detective Mysteria

  • benhofb

    I dunno, I mean I see why this would be a lesser priority over the other titles. While I am sure it is somewhat canon and follows the plot of the SK series, I am guessing that Shinovi Versus and 2 will be more relevant and important.

  • Land of Green Pasture

    well it’s a lil bit shame…
    more Yomi is always better than none Y-Y

  • Prinny Dood

    I just want shinovi versus dood!

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  • DragKudo

    April fools?

  • A little sad, but still hopeful because they said “any time soon”. Either way I hope we are getting the other games soon though as I want them more lol

  • Duo Maxwell

    I wouldn’t wait if it’s not for the stupid “1 account only” policy on the Vita.

  • Learii

    just don’t blame us if not much ppl buy this game because is a rhythm game

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    I hope it comes over I’ll die if it doesn’t

  • Splinter

    Would be nice if they announced the localization of all the games in the series in a row, but I guess it will have to be step by step (if they really plan to localize other games besides Shinovi).

  • When it’s coming out on PSN Asia?

  • leingod

    I honestly… don’t care that much. I want Shinovi Versus first and foremost :)

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