Marvelous AQL has released five new gameplay introduction videos for Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson.
Introduced in the clips are pair battles, pair direction, joint secret ninja arts, weapon changing, and costume destruction.
The 3DS game, a sequel to Senran Kagura Burst, is due out in standard and limited editions in Japan on August 7.
Watch the videos below.
Pair Battles support two characters. Your partner will fight automatically, but you can also issue directions. The combination of pairs is completely open. It is not limited to those in the same camp—it is also possible to form pairs with rival characters. You can invoke various actions, such as combos and counterattacks, by accurately timing to substitute for your partner character.
Characters’ entrance and victory scenes vary depending on who they’re paired up with.
Joint Secret Ninja Arts
The way that Secret Ninja Arts play out has been changed up to allow for better tempo. Joint Secret Ninja Arts can be activated with a partner character. As companionship with your partner increases, so will the attack power of your Joint Secret Ninja Arts. The dynamics of pair combinations have also changed.
It is now possible to change which weapon your character holds. But because there is no difference in ability, you can simply choose the appearance of your liking. It is also possible to attach “Shinobi Gems” to your weapon, which will add buffs such as increase attack power, self-healing, or negate enemy fire attacks.
The costumes of all enemy characters, including the small fry, can be destroyed. Once an enemy is defeated, it can be viewed in the Reference Room’s Enemy Encyclopedia. The destruction of costumes has become seamless.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.