It’s OK, You Can Peek At These Senran Kagura 2 Screenshots

By Spencer . May 23, 2014 . 4:06am


Marvelous is getting ready to release a sequel to Senran Kagura Burst. Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson has two new characters, Kagura and Naraku (pictured above), and you can play as Ikaruga if you have save data from Burst.


Senran Kagura 2’s story is about "good ninjas" and "bad ninjas" battling each other. The game will be displayed entirely in stereoscopic 3D and here’s a look at the pair battle system.


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Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson comes out in Japan on August 7 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Zexill

    “Senran Kagura 2′s story is about “good ninjas” and “bad ninjas” battling each other”

    Really?!? They couldn’t even think of a plot this time?

    • AlphaSixNine

      Obviously that’s just the general idea. A little too quick to draw conclusions there. Surely there’s more in its specifics with story and plot. Now whether or not it’s good, we’ll have to wait and see.

    • Namuro

      What else should it be about?


    • John Smith

      Look carefully at the images above. There’s plot everywhere.

    • 하세요

      People play these games for an actual plot?

      • idrawrobots

        I like the characters’ personalities.

        • Neckbear

          Sure, their charming pair of personalities.

      • British_Otaku

        Serious answer: Senran Kagura Burst’s best elements were the actual plot, actual backstory and how it got the characters and universe to bounce off each other.

        • Death Metal

          I was drawn by the fanservice (teh bewbz), but the plot and backstory are indeed surprisingly good in the game. It was also surprising that the anime, on the contrary, made a horrible example of both the plot AND the fanservice.

  • s07195

    Is it just the mobile version, or is the picture not of Kagura and Naraku at all? >_>

    • Locklear93

      It’s not just mobile.

  • fyi1191

    “Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson has two new characters, Kagura and Naraku (pictured above), and you can play as Ikaruga if you have save data from Burst.”

    Murasame. It would be funny if Ikaruga really turned into a secret character.
    And that image is Haruka and Hibari?

    • Locklear93

      Yeah, the “pictured above” aren’t new characters at all. They were the clueless airhead and the total creeper stereotypes from the very first title.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        Clueless airhead?Creeper stereotype? Ouch

        • Locklear93

          Have you played it? Hibari is your standard, “The only good thing about me is my health,” kind of character, and Haruka has an obsession with Hibari, wants to make Hibari her “doll.” So yeah, “ouch,” but I don’t really think I’m being unfair. <_<

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            But Hibari is the teams recon and she’s pretty darn good at it.She has a strong awareness which makes her really good at it.
            She was babied all her life, it’s the reason why she’s like that and why she has no confidence in her self.

            Hakura finds Hibari cute is attaracted to her because they share a similar passed. Hakura was also babied as a child though she wasn’t spoiled, she was treated as plaything to her mother. Her father was never around. It got to the point where she finally snapped and almost burned down her house until Suzune came.
            So when she looks at Hibari she probably sees a bit of her own life in her hence the “doll” asspect she talks about.
            Other then that Hakura is also the recon of her team, she’s better then Hibari of course considering she’s a third year. She’s also the older sister of the team

          • Shippoyasha

            Hibari is more like a ditzy Sasuke from Naruto really. She has the most latent ninja potential and she is heavily alluded to being a prodigy. She also has mystical eyes that has the potential to give her ultimate power.

  • John Hayabusa

    That thumbnail on the main page really brought me here for the plot!

  • Kagura looks creepy in that screen.

    And there’ll be more than 2 new characters, definitely. We still don’t know who’s the second playable male character, new character or not, he’ll be a new playable. And I’m sure I’ve seen at least 2 unique girls alongside Naraku and Kagura in the opening video. To be honest, I can see them being part of a team (the “bad” one), since the teams are one of the strongest points in the series.

  • AndyLC

    Will there be symmetrical docking?

  • michel

    For the first time, I perceive a big difference between Vita and 3DS graphics (using Shinobi Versus as a comparison, here).

    • CozyAndWarm

      I’m personally more interested in seeing how smooth it runs. Looks like there’s a different art style at work here with SK2, but at least the girls don’t look so ridiculously shiny and plastic-y like they do in SV imo.

      • dboyz

        but they look pixelated in SK2

        • Kouji Tamino

          You literally cab’t judge 3DS games on screenshots. They never do the actual game visuals justice.

          • dboyz

            I thought devs usually use more enhanced game visuals for screenshots

          • Suicunesol

            I thought fans hated that.

          • TalesOfBS

            That is the right word: Fans.
            Fans came here to see the images, he came here to hate.

          • Satori Satya

            Please explain to that user that siliconera posted UPSCALED screens. Thus why they look so pixelated.

            Here’s how some of the images look in their native resolution:

        • Satori Satya

          They posted upscaled screens. That’s what happens when they don’t post screens in their correct native size. They pixelate like that.

    • idrawrobots

      This looks better, albeit more pixelated than the Vita game. But still better.

      • Satori Satya

        Well I guess I’ll repeat what I said before:

        They posted upscaled screens. That’s what happens when they don’t post screens in their correct (much smaller) size. They pixelate like that.

        • idrawrobots

          I’m just being fair. My 3DS XL has larger pixels than my Vita and a lower resolution so I will admit that Shinovi Verses looks better in that way. I love my 3DS so I’m not trying to trash this game. It looks amazing.

          • Satori Satya

            Oh, no doubt that the Vita version looks sharper.

            I thought you were talking about the screens posted in the article.

            They should’ve been posted in their native resolution. Upscaling them only gives the wrong impression and doesn’t do the game any favors.

  • Ban The Jackass

    I know this is “Captain Obvious” but… Man, they sure are huge.

    • Land of Green Pasture

      The Boss?

  • I think the first one is one of the only 3ds games I actually still play

  • CozyAndWarm

    My import is ready.

    Since when are Haruka and Hibari new characters?

  • fairysun

    I come here for the boss battle … really … seriously …

    • Christopher Nunes

      Does that boss have… boobs? o_0
      Even the YOUMA have life and hometown as well.

      • Jadfish

        I want the menus to have life and hometown as well.

        Hell, I don’t care where they put them

  • Anesia Hunter

    you guys used the wrong picture for the “pictured above.” that’s haruka and hibari. also…

    is it just me or did haruka’s butt look like it got downsized a little in that pic? D:

    • J_Joestar

      they also mention Ikaruga as a secret character when it is her brother.

  • RawrWata

    I wonder if they’ve knocked themselves out with those chests of theirs,

  • Guest

    There’s a new character next to Shizune, wonder who she is. She doesn’t seem to be a ninja, though. (Can’t find a bigger scan yet).

    • NeptuniasBeard

      Didn’t they say there were TWO male characters. So… she’s probably a trap

      • But they never said that the game will ONLY have 2 new females either. We just have to wait. But I guess the “trap” will explain why “she” doesn’t have giant boobs, or no boobs at all, lol.

        All in all, they probably have more new characters to reveal, not just the other male.

    • Shippoyasha

      Oh my GOD. Look at upper right pic. AR Senrans invading our living rooms!

  • There’s a new character next to Suzune (“???”), wonder who she is. She doesn’t seem to be a ninja, though.

    • fyi1191

      Murasame gender bend?

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Looks like Spencer needs a nap. Incorrect characters in that first photo…also “Ikaruga’s brother Murasame” should have been the rest of that statement.

  • SobriK

    I appreciate that Haruka is covering Mirai’s eyepatch in the thumbnail. Now that’s dedication to someone not peeking!

    • hng qtr

      Well, she could take her eyepatch off. It’s not like she uses it for anything besides looking cool.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    So much fail in one article. Return to your humble abode, young Spencer, for you are clearly intoxicated.

  • MSJ

    Daidouji senpai and Rin as playable non-secret characters? YES!
    and a new girl who I know nothing bout.

    Also, now you can pose characters, and of course all the costume looks carry over into cut-scenes too.

  • Deep Crimson looks really beautiful. It’s only a matter of time until this one gets localized as well =^_^=

  • idrawrobots

    What is this?! The best looking 3DS game? Bigger companies pick up the game here!

    • Shinobikens

      Bigger companies will never pick up something like that, only companies who release niche titles like XSEED will and honestly I would rather they do it (they’ve already handled the other two really well) because IMO big companies have a problem understanding what the consumer actually wants

  • Yaggyu

    Wait that’s Haruka and Hibari not Naraku/Kagura

  • Guest

    whoever think “this is better than Vita’s SK:SV” needs eye check OR fanboism check OR both.

    • Shippoyasha

      Oh you. I loved both. Kind of crazy to be fanboys over either. Can’t have life without hometown.

      • Jadfish

        And there ain’t no fun in hometown if you don’t enjoy life

  • Kayriss Wins

    What’s the point of covering Mirai’s left eye Haruka? lol

  • nonscpo

    Looking forward for the anouncement of a localization for this game, but first Shinovi Versus gets our maximum attention.

  • Aspenharls

    I can’t wait to play this for the big massive plot

  • DS23


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