With all the latest announcements from Marvelous AQL, Senran Kagura fans have plenty of ninja action to look forward to. This week’s Famitsu magazine features an interview with series producer Kenichiro Takaki, who talks about the upcoming 3DS game, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson.
During the interview, Famitsu express their surprise on Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson being for Nintendo 3DS instead of the PlayStation Vita.
“The plan for Senran Kagura originally started with [the idea of] breasts that can be shown in stereoscopic 3D and beautiful women that can be shown in stereoscopic 3D, and I believed that we could do even more [with that idea],” explains Takaki. “A lot of time has gone by since then, and I feel that we need to show some results accordingly. I’d like to show a Senran Kagura that can fully show off the hardware’s characteristics.”
In the upcoming 3DS game, there will be a new feature that will have you take control of two characters at a time, allowing you to freely change between them during action. Famitsu asks the producer to share his thoughts behind the new feature.
“As an action game, the idea of wanting to make something that feels good and allows you to simply connect combos, was there ever since the very first title,” says Takaki. “Since this time it’ll be a ‘2,’ I wanted to go all out on the renewal, and thought about making it into an action game that lets you comfortably pull off combos, better than before.”
Continues Takaki, “So, in order to do that, having two characters would be better for making it easier to pull off Ninjutsu art combinations. I believe that we’ll be able to show something we’ve yet to see.”
Next, Famitsu points out that Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson looks a little different than your traditional side-scroller game, as compared to the first title.
“In order to show the entire game in stereoscopic 3D, it would look better with more depth and space, so we decided to completely change it altogether,” shares Takaki. “Depending on the scenes, you might have them completely horizontal and giant boss fights will allow you to move in 360 degree angles. Basically, it’ll switch to the view that is best suited to the scene.”
Players using save data from Senran Kagura Burst will have access to Ikaruga’s older brother, Murasame, who will also be available as DLC at a later date. Famitsu asks if the development team brought him into the game due to fan demand.
“A demand… I don’t know about that?” says Takaki with a laugh. “Well, he was popular at the time of Senran Kagura Burst, so I thought it would make the fans happy… but yeah, he is pretty weak,” he adds, laughing again.
Finally, Takaki reveals that there will indeed be “costume destruction” features in the game, just like in Senran Kagura Busrst, and asks fans to just wait a little longer to see more.
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is slated for release on August 7, 2014 for Nintendo 3DS.