By Ishaan . May 8, 2014 . 9:01am
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is coming to North America, Xseed announced this morning. The game will be released as a downloadable title for the PlayStation Vita this Fall.
In addition to the download version, Xseed will produce a limited run of retail copies of the game, which will come with a soundtrack CD and “Shinobi Syllabus,” containing profiles of the game’s characters along with strategies and illustrations.
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus takes place after Senran Kagura Burst and now features 20 playable characters. Here’s a story summary:
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus immediately follows the events of Burst, revisiting the fierce rivalry between the girls of Hanzō National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenary strike team known as the Homura Crimson Squad. In addition to their old adversaries, the Hanzō girls must also face a whole new set of foes: the students of Gessen Girls’ Academy, who seek to punish them for their imperfections as shinobi warriors. Meanwhile, a new class is in session at Hebijo, and these students mean business: they oppose all three of the competing factions and will stop at nothing to be the last shinobi squad standing – even if it means leaving broken bodies and shattered dreams in their wake.
Additionally, the game also features an online battle mode for up to four players.