Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki didn’t shy away from talking about the full costume break system in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus. When Takaki showed me the Vita game he mentioned complete costume destruction is a key feature. While Senran Kagura and it sequel Senran Kagura Burst has, as Takaki likes to say, "bursting boobs" the ninja girls still have some of their costumes.
Did Takaki want to add more adult content because Vita skews to an older audience? "No, I wanted to make it more sexual," Takaki said. I followed up and asked Takaki if there was an explanation in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus’ story about why full costume breaks happen.
"The girls are normal girls that wear normal clothing. When they transform into battle mode they project their clothes with their mind," Takaki detailed. "As they get beat up, they lose focus and they can’t project clothing anymore. When they are completely beat they can’t project clothes at all."
Takaki says even though characters lose their costumes Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will be rated CERO D (17+) and none of the girls will be fully nude. They will attempt to cover themselves up by holding their hands over sensitive areas, Takaki explained while imitating this with a gesture.
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will have downloadable costumes too. Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus comes out on February 28 in Japan.