10th Aug2014

More ‘Senran Kagura’ titles coming to Europe

by Phil Wheat

Marvelous Europe, the European division of Japanese publisher Marvelous Inc., have announced two games from the smash hit Senran Kagura franchise scheduled for release in Europe in the coming months. Battle adventure title, Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus and rhythm-cooking series spin-off Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! will be coming exclusively to PlayStation Vita as a digital download on the PSN store in Europe and Australia later this year.

SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS is cut from the same cloth as its predecessor, SENRAN KAGURA Burst, a surprise hit on 3DS earlier this year, but raises the bar in every way imaginable. From art style to story, combat mechanics to graphics, everything is bigger and better in SHINOVI VERSUS. With ridiculous mid-air combos, over-the-top humour, garments that explode when characters take damage and Secret Ninja Art techniques, SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS is a unique, and uniquely Japanese, experience.

Fans of the series will take control of twenty shinobi fighters from four different ninja academies – the Hanzō National Academy, the Homura Crimson Squad, the Gessen Girls’ Academy and the Hejibo Clandestine Girls’ Academy. The story can be played from the perspective of each academy with the aid of the original Japanese voice track and lovingly localised English subtitles. Up to four players can battle online to determine the ultimate Shinobi.

SENRAN KAGURA Bon Appétit! sees the girls battle it out in a cooking competition held by Master Hanzō, with the grand prize for winning the contest being a magical ninja scroll.

Each of the characters has their own personal motivation to enter and win the competition, and these stories are told over five separate ‘cooking battles’ against other characters. The storyline for each character is typical of other titles in the franchise, with plenty of offbeat humour and over the top cutscenes.

Both titles carry on the tradition of the SENRAN KAGURA series – a truly unique Japanese franchise which has now expanded to include an anime TV show, figurines, clothing and even bed linen!

Check out screenshots from both games below, and for more info see www.marvelousgames.com

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