From Battles To Dress-Up, Senran Kagura 2 Is All About Customization

By Sato . August 1, 2014 . 3:10am


Earlier last week, Marvelous held their Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson’s summer festival, where we got a look at a whole lot of action and costume scenes. For those of you who’d like to see more, a playtester by the name Gacchaman shows another look at the upcoming game.


At 3:00, we get to see the base of operations, where you can info and start missions. When you head out, you’ll be able to pick two characters for the Pair Battle system, and characters that relate better can do co-op special moves, and support each other better.


If you’re wondering what’s it like to have completely different characters that don’t relate much paired together, you can see an example at 6:45. As you can see, it doesn’t make that much of a difference, but you might miss out on a few extra strong special moves.


The transformation scenes are all pretty different from one another. For example Haruka has the body to put the scroll between her breasts for the transformation; however, unfortunately for the rather flat-chested Mirai, she hits her face when attempting to do the same.


The playtester shows more combination Secret Ninja Arts at the 10:40 mark of the video, where we get to see various Battle Pairs put their abilities together for powerful attacks. Even Murasame the klutz can get things done when paired with his sister Ikaruga.


At 12:10, we get to see a lengthy amount of costume fun-time with all kinds of different costumes, accessories, and poses from the girls. You can also look at the girls in pairs with different characters. Just listen to how excited this guy sounds about it!



You can also pair up two of the same characters, like having double Murasames… if that floats your boat.


Finally, at 20:30, we get to see a couple more pictures that use the Nintendo 3DS camera’s AR feature, so you can bring all the girls from Senran Kagura 2 to life, in mini-forms.


Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is slated for release in Japan on August 7, 2014 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Namuro

    Double Murasames! Damn!! That really caught me off-guard. LOL

    “There’s no one worthy of me, but myself!”

    As for me, I’ll take double Hikages! Oh man, I’m gonna have so much fun with the photo-shoot mode.

  • Firion Hope

    I thought the first game had quite a bit of content, but this is shaping up to be even better. Loving the customization!

  • John Hayabusa

    Got to love that Asuka/Homura soft-BDSM pic.

  • waku waku


  • British_Otaku

    Today’s 2 hour livestream just started:

    So either watch it (and be kicked constantly if you aren’t premium) or anticipate more news.

    Only six minutes have passed so you haven’t missed anything yet.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      yay yay

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    Ohoho I think I’ll have Murasame as the bottom in that top picture pose quite often. I’m throughly pleased.

    • J_Joestar

      he seems like the type destined to be an uke.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        By women and men alike.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Yagyuu and Hibari are sooo cute together
    Poor Kat get “molest blocked”
    and Ikaruga lets Murasame believe he made an awesome move XD
    Great Sequel

  • Anontastic

    …The more I think about the addition of a male character into SK the more it just straight-up confuses me. The way I see it, the last thing anyone even remotely interested in this series wants to see is a dude on-screen, and it’s not like they’re trying to expand the audience or anything…

    Also, it looks like the booty jiggle has been nerfed from the last game. Whyyy~? (;_;)

    • British_Otaku

      It isn’t something I asked for directly though I wanted Kiriya so we could have the Rin, Daidouji and Kiriya trio, but it doesn’t seem that unusual.

      It makes for a nice bullet point despite being ultimately not harming the character dynamics and having more focus on Ikaruga’s family even in passing. Murasame being playable and barely getting through is just plain funny as well.

      It isn’t like this universe would explode just from having a male character playable or was at risk from Hanzo and Kiriya being god tier in every game.

    • Zurashii

      I swing both ways so this is no problem for me, this is actually a nice welcome and it’s better now than later.

      Butt you’re totally right about the nerf in backstory!! Whose idea is this?! They should be fired!! Even though they (kinda) buffed the bosom (maybe a little TOO much), the price was major costly…

      • British_Otaku

        My dad works for Tamsoft, he said that the steps backwards in backstory was necessary to keep the framerate stable and have the plot be rich and detailed.

    • James Reilly

      The males always existed in Senran Kagura, but just wasn’t playable before. The developers already said they wanted to try adding a male to see how it goes. I honestly have no issues with this because

      1. Murasame looks hilarious and has good chemistry with his sister Ikaruga.

      2. He isn’t an exception to regular senran kagura silliness like clothing destruction and innuendo.

      Booty jiggle was mostly prominent with Haruka and Hibari anyway so I hardly noticed. Game was mostly about breasts anyway unless your playing that one flat chested loli lol

    • NeptuniasBeard

      While that’s likely true for 99% of you. I’m pretty happy with some man-service, even if he’s a total loser in actual gameplay. Though like British_Otaku said, I’d prefer Kiriya, he looks better AND is actually competent (or at least as a teacher, he SHOULD be)

      And booty jiggle always creeped me out. One bounce is good, but those things moved like they were boobs that they pressed up on toilet seats.

  • Land of Green Pasture

    Yomi x Yumi for this one, cuz they are ma favorites
    or Yumi x Homura for Ice and Fire contrast, oh wait, no Yumi in this one… IIRC

  • dknighti

    Hikage mai waifuuuu, I hope we get this in the west

    • Namuro

      Hey, hey, hey! Hands off!

      • British_Otaku

        Oi, oi, oi! Hikage was mine ages ago, if we pair up on missions online and can only use one of any character, I’ll have her everytime.

        • ShadowDivz

          All of you better shut up right now, because Hikage belongs to me.

  • Michael Richardson

    Hoho, this looks good. I’m really looking forward to this,

  • Ren Yuumei

    Wow…i’m hungry

    • Symbol de Au

      Me too. I think I’ll go get some cereal, maybe some sandwiches. I have to wash some dishes first though, such a pain. I’m just being lazy though, that’s why I’m making such simple meals. Also cuz I can’t cook but I probably wouldn’t right now anyway. Gotta go to work in like 45 minutes.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        I want pasta

  • Ren Yuumei

    Wow…i’m hungry

  • All the new features are awesome! This is my most anticipated Senran Kagura game =^_^=

  • Wow, those poses they were making the characters do were… well. Honest I guess.

  • vileBrenman

    Holy moly those poses! I hope they let players share the pictures they make in the pose mode

    • British_Otaku

      99% sure that the images will be stored in the 3DS images much like Toriko Ultimate Survival, SD Gundam G Generation 3D, Love Plus, Flower Streetpass game and some other games so you can copy them later.

      It is possible that there will be a Miiverse with screenshots as well, but you can imagine the outrage from people who got modded over much more subtle images that drawn by them.

  • vileBrenman

    I like when Mirai tried to do the boob scroll slide but hits her chin lol

    • ShadowDivz

      That killed me. xD

  • Kornelious

    In my book, The more customization = more freedom, and more freedom = a good game, and a good game = Day One :D

  • ShadowDivz

    Like i said before, i don’t really mind Murasame in it, as long as they don’t turn it into a harem thing. Although my vote for guy character goes to Kiriya.

    Sexy witch Asuka is Sexy

    If you’re bi, your getting the best of both worlds.
    Bi: 2, Heteros: 1.
    See what i did there? Anyone? D-did you see that?

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Of course they wouldn’t? You can have male characters in something with more females without it being a harem.

    • Doctor Nebula

      Yes I am enjoying this game very much. The customization is so good too.

    • Hinataharem

      Aha cuz bi is 2

    • Guest

      “When it comes to war I fight for Dorne, when it comes to love… I don’t choose sides.”
      -Oberyn Martell

  • lpchaim

    Nice, looking like a good improvement from all I’ve seen.
    Do we have any info on the framerate this time around? Please, let it be at least a smooth 30 fps!
    It would also be nice if it had options for tweaking the jiggle physics like in DOA5, new one seems a bit too much imo. Nothing to get upset about though.
    Here’s hoping this one gets a limited physical edition in the west as well.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      You either go big or go home.

  • Armageddon

    “From Battles To Dress-Up, Senran Kagura 2 Is All About Fetishes”
    There fixed it for you :)

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Glad to see the dressing room system is much more….robust.

  • MSJ

    selfcest ftw :3

  • Kayriss Wins

    I’m stealing all those dirty poses from 18:30 onward I don’t even care lol.

    • British_Otaku

      You just wait for the stuff after I get a copy of the game (a week or so) or just for three days when Japan either destroy Miiverse or spread their images all over the internet.

      • Kayriss Wins

        Not gonna lie, I’m almost tempted to import a Japanese 3DS along with this game, not only because I can make naughty pictures of YagyuxHibari *ahem* but also because of that really great gameplay of 2v2 between Haruka/Mirai vs Hikage/Yomi earlier in the video that I ended up replaying that at least 8 times, It looks SOOOO damn fun! I hope this game has online co-op and vs.

        • British_Otaku

          Yep, it looks really good. A bunch of importers including myself (thelastgogeta) are going to be talking about it in this thread if you don’t mind reading:

          We may be sharing pictures and videos. Also, it is confirmed that we can play local and online co-op on pair play and youma nest missions, but it looks like versus won’t make it. They do have a coming soon section on their website, but with less than 48 hours till it releases I don’t expect anything bigger than DLC.

          • Kayriss Wins

            Oh nice! thanks for verifying that for me! wow that’s some interesting DLC there too btw, I’ve been pretty active on gamefaqs boards for Shinovi Versus and this I’ll be looking forward to seeing you importers share your experiences with the game :)

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