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Kenichiro Takaki Talks Switch, Shinobi Refle, And Playing Naughty Games On The Train



Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki launched his new studio Honey ∞ Parade and to commemorate the occasion, Gamer shared an interview featuring the booby producer and a famous game-collector who goes by Sakekan, known for having a sweet collection of over 15,000 titles.



Sakekan: It feels like it’s been a while since you’ve worked on a Nintendo platform.


Takaki: The Switch is great. I like it.


Sakekan: Again, it’s a little tough to evaluate something that’s been out for only a month [at the time of the interview], but I can certainly feel the immense sense of expectations.


Takaki: You know, after playing it on the TV and then taking it outside, as in actually having it out there your everyday life, I feel that it is a lot more convenient than I expected.


Sakekan: Do you? Outside?


Takaki: Yes, I do. I’m always playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the train, although I didn’t bring it today. I occasionally see other people playing, but it moves me when I look back at the GameBoy days and think “I can play these kinds of games outdoors.”


Sakekan: It’s kind of like the PS Vita and PS4’s cross-platform play but on one device, and it’s easy on the resources with the need of just one soft.


Takaki: That’s right. It’s nice not having to buy two copies, and also not having to cross the data makes it easy. I also thought about taking out drinking so we can all play 1-2-Switch! With the milking and stuff [laughs]. Although I’ve yet to do so…


Gamer then moves onto the next topic of Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura, and ask Takaki what he has in mind for it.


Takaki: Well, I want to make what everyone has in mind about it become a reality. That’s actually the mindset I’ve had about creating things for the longest time.


Sakekan: So that must mean Shinobi Refle will be playable in trains [laughs]. But on a more serious note, I recall playing the first PS Vita Senran Kagura while on a train, and there I was playing thinking “What do I do? What do I do?” when it entered a stripping scene. I also played it on the train for 3DS, but still played with the conflict of whether I should just skip the scenes or just continue watching it.


Takaki: I really think that’s just part of it all. Like what kind of situation should I play and stuff.


Sakekan: But this time it won’t be about single scenes, but you’ll be looking [at a girl] the whole time, right? How is it going to work out?


Takaki: We’re also excited to find out [laughs].


Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura is expected to release in Japan sometime in 2017 for Nintendo Switch. You can catch up on more from Takaki about the game in our previous report.

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