XSEED teasing Senran Kagura localization? [Update]
posted on 08.05.13 at 09:39 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Shinovi Versus headed to North America?

XSEED Games might be bringing Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus to North America. 

The publisher registered the domain name HanzoNationalAcademy.com recently (via superannuation), which is the school where the game is set.

Additionally, XSEED has seemingly begun teasing the game on Twitter with a peach-colored square.

Of course, this could also be a localization for the original Senran Kagura or Senran Kagura Burst on 3DS. But we’re guessing Shinovi Versus given its more recent Japanese release date.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

Update: Adding more fuel to the fire, Senran Kagura creator Kenichiro Takaki has retweeted this story, XSEED’s square image tweet, and added “What happens?”

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  • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

    Please be true.

  • Andrew Arndt

    this new make hapyp buti woutn celbarit till it told and also eu please probly to

  • Duc PC-QB

    Bet this will be the 3DS version but I’d love to see the VIta one coming over

  • Sevyne

    Make it happen XSEED! You need to make it happen!

  • Lönk To Xillia


  • DesmaX

    hahaha, if those Sorceress boobs didn’t cause enough rage…

    Bet it will be amusing to watch the announcement now

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    OMG I’ve been tempted to import but the online pass has kept me from it this is great XD

  • TheExile285

    DAY ONE buy if true.

  • DarthBrian

    Awesome if true. :)

  • mirumu

    Yes. Do it XSEED!

  • Merveilles Lespace
  • Kobracon

    If they leave the dub alone, then yes please~!

  • Pyrofrost

    Bring dem big bubbly bouncy boobies West XSeed!
    I will gladly buy the game again!

  • ShadowDivz


    Also, i LOVE Hikage like that. She looks cute AND retains her sexiness.

  • Syltique

    I’m so down for this! First Shinovi Versus, then Criminal Girls: Invitation!

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Jeez, they almost gave me a heart attack. Don’t do that Xseed! D:

  • KIngpigeon96

    Hopefully it’s Shinovi Versus.

  • Arcana Gear

    In xseed forums the most asked was Shinovi versus, wonder who they will localize….

    • Pyrofrost

      I’m honestly hoping for both. I don’t think that’s asking too much.

      • Arcana Gear

        Well, if they localize burst first, then the sales will determine the chances of the sequel.

        • Pyrofrost

          Burst first would be wisest imo anyway, due to there being a much higher # of potential buyers.

  • fyi1191

    If you guys want story, they gotta start with Burst.

    • Nightmare637

      lol for some reason I doubt most people play it for the story.

      • fyi1191

        What’s the point of localization then if SV? lol

      • Bobby Jennings

        The story’s actually pretty good though. So is the gameplay. I got it mainly for the gameplay, I wont lie.

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      Last I heard the anime/manga are a decent over.

  • Nightmare637

    hmm…Great if true.

  • tubers

    I have a gut feeling it’s only for the “3DS” version to test the waters with.

    I assume the 3DS version looks more attractive for publishers with the successful software sales and much larger install base.

    Too bad. I’m only interested in the PSV version.

  • new_tradition

    Not my type of fanservice, but I hear the games legitimately play well, and since it might be Xseed especially that wants to bring it over, I want to help them out, so I’d probably buy it.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Do it! >_<

  • Bobby Jennings

    Oh man…I imported the game. I’m REALLY looking forward to the Vita’s localization! I think I’d be fine with either one though, seeing as how I couldn’t import the 3DS version due to…y’know.

  • uhawww

    lol. Isn’t this the third or fourth time we’ve had this article?
    We hope against hope. One day, maybe that hope will be realized…

  • dior

    One of few games I’d support if localized. Need SV2 as well.

  • Learii

    get us Shinovi Versus please

  • Sai
  • Chestnut Bowl

    Man, I really hope it’s Shinovi Versus.

  • TimeMaster

    I personally would prefer Burst just because it also comes with the original. You can easily import SV since it’s region free and having the first two games localized would help establish the series in the West rather than doing SV first with its relatively large amount of text. I’ll still buy SV again if they localize it, though.

    • Sai

      Pretty much the truth, everyone I know that cared about the game already imported it. Thank you Vita for being not being region locked. But XSEED taking too long localising it had turned this into an uncomfortable situation. Will I buy this game twice? Maybe, if it’s not censored and has dual-audio/no dub, a given for XSEED anyway.

      • leingod

        I’d buy it a second time. In fact, I never finished the japanese version since not understanding the text heavily lowers my enjoyment of the game.

      • British_Otaku

        Given that changing region is a little challenging in comparison (even needs another card I think I heard) to sticking in any UMD or cart in the past and not everyone knows about games which aren’t being promoted outside Japan. We could have more people who never bought it that you think…

        Of course, you have always lost a few people who may have bought it and had their fill, hopefully those people will be positive about the experience, spread the word and encourage more people to get the localisation, that’s how it works.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Well : o

  • deathhiya

    Please XSEED DO IT

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m ready for life and hometown~

  • DriftSlave

    I’ll pre-order day 1 if it’s Burst or Shinovi Versus.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Direct access to saves from the cloud for PSN plus users in the new Vita firmware.

    Just in time for Dragon’s Crown

    • KIngpigeon96

      Can’t wait to play DC.

  • Sevyne

    Someone’s response was this picture,


    To compare with XSEED’s tweet of the square,



  • MrKappa

    Whether it is Burst or Versus I am damn glad. Now let us hope XSEED doesn’t pull a NISA and censor this.

    • DesmaX

      I’m pretty sure someone at Xseed sayed that “It’s better to not publish a game than censor it”

  • Elvick

    I hope it’s VS.

  • RebornBeatz

    I hope Shinovi Versus localized this will be a reason for me to get a vita

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    I hope Kotaku make an article about how sexist this game is to give it more exposure like Dragon’s Crown assuming it’s Senran Kagura localization.

    • leingod

      I believe they already did.

  • Kyosuke Yoshino

    It’s a shame that you can import Shinovi versus easily and play on your Vita, while for the 3DS games you need to buy a Japanese 3DS too… I really hope they can localize Senran Kagura Burst (or both), I’d buy it instantly!

  • PrinceHeir

    Shinovi Versus and Burst please!!!

    they’re basically two different Senran Kagura games that are unique to each other :P

    • MoriyaMug

      Burst, maybe. Shinovi Versus… not likely without censorship.

      • PrinceHeir

        why do you say censorship.

        there’s no nudity in Shinovi Versusu, i would argue Dead or Alive 5 is much more revealing compared to Senran Kagura yet it’s still releasing here.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Surprise me, Xseed…. Hopefully in a good way…

  • Jontaku

    I’m glad it’s possibly being localised but I hope it’s a version I can import.

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  • Derpazu

    Unfortunately confirmed to be Burst… :/

    • OlimacFTW

      Why do you say unfortunately?
      At least Xseed is bringing the game to America, and maybe there is a chance to get Shinovi Versus after that.

      • Derpazu

        Because Vita needs more love!

        • British_Otaku

          Which is the first game in the series?
          Which is the first game in the series upgraded plus the sequel?
          Which is a somewhat spinoff title set later on?

          It was always more likely that Burst would be first. Now, Shinovi Versus is definitely next to come around.

          • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

            Which is the better game?
            Which game sold better in Japan?
            Which handheld has an audience more fit for a T&A game?

            • British_Otaku

              I’m not sure as I haven’t played Shinovi Versus or seen much footage of it. Being a better game wouldn’t justify skipping the first two.

              Both Burst and Shinovi Versus passed the 100K mark, at completely different speeds but with different circumstances. If Burst came out after the anime, got a limited edition and such, the gap could be the other way round.

              The 3DS? Two screens (3D + Touch) and you can actually see what you are touching. Japan has been pushing more and more T&A games for the 3DS including Dead or Alive and High School DXD. >_>

    • leingod

      is it really confirmed? I was hoping it was the Vita version, since it’s the superior game by far…

  • John Burton

    i want shinovi versus on the Vita

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

      I say the Vita version should have came out, the 3DS version looks and plays horrible…and yes fangirls I have played it xD