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Senran Kagura’s New Switch Game Is “Pure” And Will Only Feature Asuka



We recently learned about Marvelous’ new Switch title Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura, and booby producer Kenichiro Takaki shared some more thoughts in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.]


Highlights from the interview:


  • Takaki finds the Nintendo Switch’s HD Rumble feature especially fascinating. He expects to be able to do all kinds of different things that weren’t possible with previous rumble functions.


  • If you’re wondering what they’ll be doing with the HD Rumble function on Shinobi Refle, Takaki says he’ll leave it to your imagination for the time being.


  • Marvelous is going for a pure and wholesome Senran Kagura game with this one, and one big objective is to use the HD Rumble to better communicate character emotions.


  • You can expect the story to be a bit on the silly side, but something you’ll get to enjoy differently than before.


  • Shinobi Refle is a concept title that uses the HD Function as a base, and will be available for an affordable price as a download-only title.


  • Only Asuka will appear as a character.


  • They’re working on Asuka’s graphics from scratch. While keeping its anime style, they’re hoping to beautifully show its lighting as well.


  • Currently thinking about using Switch functions other than the HD Rumble.


  • Takaki says the Switch is incredibly easy to develop for, and is thinking about other titles that can use the Switch’s functions.


Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura is expected to release in Japan in 2017 for Nintendo Switch.

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