Xseed "May Or May Not" Have A Senran Kagura Announcement Soon

By Spencer . May 1, 2014 . 3:25am


The Senran Kagura series is the biggest series Marvelous AQL owns. It started off on 3DS and expanded into a mixed media franchise with character goods, an anime series, and a whole slate of games. Xseed brought Senran Kagura Burst to the West and we asked Executive Vice President Ken Berry how the game did.


"[Senran Kagura] Burst has done about to expectations. We’re definitely looking at at future titles in the series. We may or may not have an announcement soon," Berry said to Siliconera. Hmm… is this a tease for the PlayStation Vita game, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus?


Last year, Xseed branched out a little bit with Killer Is Dead, a stylish action game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa Games. How did that do?


"Probably a little below our expectations, because we were really hoping to branch out and hit new fans with that one. But, can’t say that we regret trying it. It was a very stylish and cool game. We gave it our best shot," Berry replied.

  • fyi1191

    @Xseed It’s obvious that Senran Kagura would sell better than Killer is Dead.
    Awaiting Shinovi Versus. SK2 and Estival

    • leingod

      Indeed. Killer is Dead is a nice game, but it’s a kinda hard to swallow pill, specially its visuals.

  • TheExile285

    [Excitement intensifies]

  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    I, Robot Princess, “May Or May Not” be excited for the announcement.

    • leingod

      I was going to say about the same thing.

    • TheGioG

      TheGioG’s desire for a PS Vita “May Or May Not” be intensifying.

  • TheExile285

    Also, please let “soon” be tomorrow…. or later today :P

  • Raze

    They will announce something in May

  • leingod

    Come on, Shinovi Versus! I’ve been waiting for that one for a while. I even got the not-as-good Burst just to support the series.

    • Anesia Hunter

      Well, just remember that even though you’ve marked Burst as “not-as-good” you’re gonna need clear save data from it for SK2.

      • Leon_Tekashi

        Only for some free extra content anyway.

      • leingod

        Well, I doubt it’ll be mandatory. And after Burst, I’m on the fence about getting 2 until I see it in action.

        • Anesia Hunter

          none of the current trailers showed any gameplay?

          edit: and no the clear save data isn’t mandatory. (it’s only to unlock extra goodies.)

          • leingod

            Yeah, I meant like trying it out. I’m pretty sure it’ll be better than Burst at least, though.

  • DivinePhoenix69


  • Anesia Hunter

    Just announce Shinovi VS already. >_< Quit teasing us already.

    • Firion Hope

      This, cmon! Can’t stand the teasing, it’s been going for months!

  • Siery

    I so hope that it is Shinovi Versus. Well, as long as we get it in Europe.

  • Digoth

    I would double dip on shinovi vs. life and hometown always gets my money

  • I had the vita version loved it, got the platinum too, but I’d buy it again if they bring it over here

  • Audie Bakerson

    These had it in the Christmas card so it’s obviously coming. Prob after AT2 has released (or has a final date).

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    Gimme my ryouna xseed gimme my ryouna

    • Spider-Man

      YOUR Ryouna? Ryouna belongs to ME!

      • Raze

        You already have MJ, spidey.

        • Spider-Man

          She dumped me after I regained my body from Otto. Said she can’t have me in her life anymore. So no, I’m taking Ryouna and that’s that.

          • nonscpo


  • Spider-Man

    I am not in the mood for teasing. I want my life and hometown and I want it right now. I swear I’ll cover someone in sticky compounds.

    • Christopher Nunes

      Should’ve you been busy saving people in NY in your next game and movie “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”? You seem way too busy to having the life and hometown at the moment. :)

    • ShadowDivz

      Ew. God i hope that stuff is spider webs….

  • Demeanor

    I want a SK for PS4. Rpg or 2D fighting game would be awesome :D

    • CozyAndWarm

      One can only hope the series expands to HD or other genres eventually, although I’d prefer it on Wii U. Think of the *ahem* camera angles you could utilize with the gamepad screen.

    • specs10

      Two words: Project Morpheus.

      • J_Joestar

        So a first person SK where you end up looking “down” all the time?

  • CozyAndWarm

    Well hopefully when SK2 comes around we get a physical release this time. XSEED’s digital-only penny-pinching and treating of Burst that fans clamored for for nearly 2 years as a “proof of concept” is a bit annoying.

    • MoriyaMug

      Requests don’t equal sales. And producing physical copies is a lot more expensive than most seem to think. A digital release of what is, at best, an unknown quantity, made good financial sense for a small company.

      • CozyAndWarm

        Seemed to work out just fine in Europe…

        • MoriyaMug

          That’s because a separate publisher handled the costs.

  • Kornelious

    Can’t you just be direct XSEED!? Jeez….Well hoefully theyy” release a physical edition in the west when they “Do or do not” localize it XD

  • Monterossa

    Who asked for Killer is Dead to begin with? want to make money? localize Shinovi Versus.

  • fairysun

    Ahhh Killer is Dead ! Liking the art-style, something different once in a while. The game is ok, it’s just the story is a little bit obscure.

  • Alicemagic

    I may or may not be hyped.

  • Kroz


  • Sapitntapit


  • Land of Green Pasture

    Time to make bean sprouts-filled chocolate!!

    • nonscpo

      Sounds delicious

  • Neppygear

    Shinovi Versus, please.

  • Robert Backland

    Too late.. I just imported it.. Maybe next time.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    Bring on that Vita game!

  • Awesome. Shinovi Versus will definitely be enough to push me over the edge to buy a Vita. Its got some games I want, but this is the one. I really liked Burst and got it day one. I wanna be there day one for Shinovi Versus.

    • J_Joestar

      in the same boat lol, on the borderline of “get or don’t get” a Vita, and this would be a big push.

  • Kayriss Wins

    Don’t play with my heart XSeed PLZ!

  • Repede91

    *Clasps hands toghether, closes eyes and begins chanting an ancient prayer* “Shinovi Versus, Shinovi Versus, Shinovi Versus…

  • Eric Harris

    I wanna get physical with Shinovi Versus. (a physical release that is, shame on you for thinking what you were thinking).

    • Christopher Nunes

      I actually thought you said “physical release” at first until I read your line in the parentheses and I went “What?” and re-read it again to see what you meant by that. Got me good.

    • J_Joestar

      “a physical release that is” sounds more suggestive than your first statement.

  • It’s happening =)

  • ronin4life

    They won’t announce Shinovi Vs. It will be several games that they tease to look like it, but end up being something completely different.

    Then SK2 will be confirmed for localization. People will cry and cheer at the same time, cursing Xseeds name. THEN they will announce VS.

    It feels like a running joke at this point… ^ ,^;;

    • nonscpo

      Actually I agree with you, I really think they’ll release SKC2 before Shinovi Versus. From a bussiness point of view it makes more sence for Xseed to release the sequel on a large install base (3DS) over a spinoff game on a smaller install base (VITA). Since there next goal will be a physical release there gonna wanna give the IP the best chance possible to succed, so that’s why I don’t see them relesing SKSV this year.

  • Kami nii

    Hype Train Coming Through!!
    But really Just announce Shinovi VS already!! I’m dying cause of hype here!! :P

  • transferstudentx

    i may or may not stop buying your games if you dont announce it soon

  • subsamuel01

    They need to make one for PS3, it would be amazing to play on a big screen in HD.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Is it really “Shinovi” Vs? Shouldn’t it be “ShinoBi” Vs? Y’know, because they’re ninja? Or is there some sort of boob related pun that I’m missing?

    • doubleO7

      I don’t know if its supposed to be a pun or not, but the title is indeed “Shinovi”, with a “v”

    • British_Otaku

      Yes it is “Shinovi”, we questioned whether this was a mistake back when the game was first announced for Japan. I haven’t played the game or have any other way to know what the meaning is (perhaps, Vi Versus sounds cool). I sort of assuming it was a nod to being on the Vita for the last year anyway.

  • Bob Slim

    Com on Xseed please be the game i been waiting for. One of the few vita games i want please give it to me

  • Sylveria Shini

    Burst would have sold better if it had gotten a physical and digital release.. just saying.

  • Isamu Daison

    They have to have some idea whether they’re doing it or not!


    I hope if it’s Shinovi VS, there’s enough sales to justify SK2 being brought over.

  • Learii

    I buy it if is Shinovi VS

  • Zak Ledward

    Already have Shinovi Versus, but if it gets a physical release in NA I’ll drop $40 to play it with friends

  • chroma816

    SV when?

    Sooner we get SV, the sooner we get Dekamori too, hopefully.

  • ShadowDivz

    If (who am i kidding) when they announce shinovi versus and after it sells like chocolate cake at a diabetic party (is that joke in good taste?)

    Will they put dekamori on the PSN? I want the collection damn it!

    • darke

      I’m not sure about good taste, but having a brother who’s a diabetic so knowing quite a few, and being to quite a few of their parties, what you’re saying is basically that it’ll sell mediocrely.

      Diabetics usually adjust their insulin intake to their sugar intake; given cake isn’t pure sugar they’ll simply have a bit more insulin should they eat more cake, but generally at a party they’d probably want to eat the more interesting things they don’t get to have on a regular basis, like most party goers. :)

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    it better…I mastered the art of playing one handed

  • RagingTiger44

    “May or may not” make an announcement eh? Comeback when you make up your mind. No way I’m getting hype off this wishy-washy excuse of a statement.

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