Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus coming to North America this fall
posted on 05.08.14 at 11:57 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Limited run "Let's Get Physical" retail version planned.

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is coming to PS Vita in North America this fall, XSEED Games announced.

The game will be released in a limited run “Let’s Get Physical” retail version, as well as via digital download on PlayStation Network.

The retail version will include a soundtrack CD and “Shinobi Syllabus” containing profiles of the shinobi students, gameplay strategies, and illustrations.

Shinovi Versus immediately follows the events of Senran Kagura Burst, revisiting the rivalry between the girls of Hanzo National Academy and their enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, whom have now gone underground and formed a mercenary strike team known as the Homura Crimson Squad.

A new set of foes, the Gessen Girls’ Acaemy, who seek to punish the Hanzo girls for their imperfections as shinobi warriors, also appear. Meanwhile, a new class at Hebijo opposes all three competing factions.

Players will control 20 characters from separate schools, experiencing the narrative from four different viewpoints. The game will be voiced in Japanese with English subtitles.

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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  • The Grim Heaper

    praise xseed <3333

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    It was only a matter of time.

  • DarthBrian

    My prayers have been answered. <3

  • Eder García

    hope this game helps the Vita in the US

    • MyBodyIsReady

      It wont. At all :P

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    That standalone “fall” on the homepage is bothering me so much…….

    I’ll have to live with it.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I’m more bothered by the fact that you didn’t capitalize it, lol :p

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        You don’t capitalize seasons.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Hrm… I suppose it’s personal preference then. I’ve always capitalized them since they are of importance, like a name of something. If you’re really bothered by it being by itself on that second line though, you could squeeze in ‘for PS Vita’ somewhere in there.

          • Nesther

            It’s not personal preference. You simply don’t capitalize it.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Okay, professor.

  • Wolf Star

    Day 1 bitches!!! :D whoot!! Thank you X-seed for the localization ^^

    • DarkLegacy

      Hell yeah!

  • Takane Shijou

    Really enjoying all the love the Vita is getting lately with new titles and localization announcements. Been looking forward to this game for quite awhile.

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

    I wonder if they’ll censor the bouncy

    • Hikari Langley

      They aren’t gonna censor it, they aren’t NISA.

  • Nesther

    I wonder if this will have an online pass.

  • Shippoyasha

    That limited physical release will be snatched up very quickly. I need to preorder this ASAP

    • Wolf Star

      Me too, I need to get the physical release right away.. It says “limited” also were can I preorder the game?? :/

  • Andrian Vidano

    FAK THIS MAAAN!! I JUST IMPORTED THE JPN VERSION FEW DAYS AGO

    • Kayseur

      You should’ve expected it!
      But hey at least, maybe you’ll get the glorious full color manual that the NA version probably won’t have. Except if you got the best version, then it’ll be black & white.

      • Andrian Vidano

        Faek this, I’ll just Pre-Order the item when FunzCentre Singapore open the PO for this.
        orz
        I hate my life as a gamer.

    • RedSuisei

      The game has been teased a loooooong time ago, so your own fault for not doing your research.

  • uhawww

    THANK YOU BASED XSEED

  • MyBodyIsReady

    Europe? :(

    • Zukato

      Kind of annoying, isn’t it?

      • MyBodyIsReady

        It’s always annoying. Still waiting on that Sword art online EU announcement -.-

    • OverlordZetta

      Europe got a huge marketing campaign over the first one, remember.

      At the very least, you guys will be getting this.

  • dior

    YES

  • Derek

    Meanwhile SEGA hates us all. It’s sad isn’t it, SJW offending games like this comes overseas while good games like Ryu Ga Gotoku 5 and Ishin will never make it over here.

    • http://nichegamer.net/ bf313

      Let the SJW’s get offended, who cares what they have to say.

      • Shippoyasha

        More people in the gaming industry should just do their thing. Social media has had a terrible chilling effect it seems.

  • Daverost

    Limited retail? I’m worried about this. Very, very worried.

    • Sevyne

      Why? I honestly thought this would only be digital. Having a physical version at all is a nice surprise.

      • Daverost

        They were teasing a physical release, or at least the possibility of it, a little while back.

        • Sevyne

          Oh I know, but that never guarantees anything.

    • TheExile285

      Just pre-order it.

      • Daverost

        I intend to, so long as there are still copies to pre-order whenever I find out that it’s up for pre-order. Because right now it’s not.

    • Nesther

      It’s called pre-ordering.

      • Daverost

        Pre-ordering is fine… if there isn’t a set limit that sells out before you find out about it since it’s not listed with retailers yet.

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    “Let’s Get Physical” retail version? That is really genius marketing XD

  • Martian Wong

    When and where can I preorder the physical version?

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

      It’s not up yet

  • bloodiOS

    Will be another Vita game for me to pre-order before getting a Vita.

    • BossTuff

      You still don’t have one!? FOR SHAME!

      • bloodiOS

        Some folks don’t have enough money to adopt 8th-gen T__T

        • BossTuff

          I’ll hold off on the shaming for now then and a preemptive welcome to the fold when you get one. :)

        • MrFinalgamer

          Not even a cheap 3DS?

          • bloodiOS

            I can buy three PS3 games for the price of a 3DS, and to do what? Stare at a system that I haven’t even bought a single game for and wait a couple months until I have enough money to buy any game again? Beside, there are only five games on the system that I’m interested in and I don’t really want any of them badly enough to buy now. Not to mention, if I wait around, it’ll eventually get even cheaper.

  • TheExile285

    Based XSEED. Was expecting a DD only release. Will have this pre-ordered the moment it shows up ^o^/

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      But this is a DD only release ;)

      • TheExile285

        Heh

      • Hikari Langley

        Actually we got some DFC in this game also~

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          As if this game sells because of those girls, lol.

          • Orichalon Hades

            DFC are national treasure
            don’t dis em man

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Yeah yeah. I get it. Flat is justice and all that.

              It still doesn’t change the fact that the Senran Kagura series is mainly known for its oppai though =3=

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

    T_T Restless nights…
    Why you haunt me XSEED?

  • Luna Kazemaru
    • Mura

      omg my sides XD

    • Kurokami Medaka

      Too good indeed.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      lol! nice!

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

      Now that makes sense, didn’t get the other one

  • Budgiecat

    limited run?

    Boobs here! Get ya boobs here! Limited time only! Get em while they’re hot!

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      >their

      • MyBodyIsReady

        No he’s right. It’s “they’re” :S

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Oh, did he edit it? I’ve had the page up for a while so it still shows “their” on my end, heh. Damn you, Disqus!

          You need to update in realtime, yo.

          http://a.pomf.se/wzxstw.png

  • kirby755

    Me and Elvick was just talking about this, this morning about them teasing us. XD!!!!!!

    • Budgiecat

      >Elvick and I

      • kirby755

        Hey Captain Grammar, I already suffered through College English today -_-, so can I get a break please!!!!!

        • Budgiecat

          XD

          • kirby755

            Ever vigilant aren’t you Budgie lol.

            • Budgiecat

              was emulating someone below here…

              • kirby755

                Ah I see, Tetsu was correcting you XD!!!

  • Kiryu

    Yessss!I already have the japanese version but i will get this day one,retail of course.2014 is a great year for fans of japanese games.

  • Akari Akaza

    Most be censored for the west too much for you guys.

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

      Too much boounnnncy

  • MrKappa

    The day this game releases is the day I buy a Vita.

  • vileBrenman

    Day one For life and hometown

  • Learii

    I soo happy when I see the tittle <3

  • Orichalon Hades

    this kind of announcement makes me believe in god

    all hail based xseed!

  • LordKaiser

    But uncensored?

  • Six

    Vita means tits.

  • sunK1D

    Just bought a Vita today for SV and SAO. LCD model unfortunately :/
    Anyone knows how big(GB) SV and SAO is?

    • TheExile285

      SAO is 3GB.

      • $1392518

        Add 2 or 3 more since SAO comes with Infinity moment and im assuming you mean Shinovi Vs and thats roughly 2 gigs

        • TheExile285

          No, Hollow Fragment was always included IM in it. Namco worded it badly but HF is basically an update of IM with a faster battle system and new Hollow Fragment content. They aren’t two separate games that will be released.

          • $1392518

            wop. huge understatement. Thanks for clearing it up

    • Nonscpo

      If your looking at buying memory cards/sticks, my advice is bite the bullet early and get either the 32GB or 64 GB and be done with it. There will be more digital only releases in the future so its best to plan ahead.

    • DrForbidden

      What nonscpo said. Just get a 32 or 64 GB card and never worry about it again. Unless you use several accounts on your Vita, which would blow chunks in your wallet…

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    This will make me buy a PS Vita.

  • pixxxelz

    XSEED is the freaking best!

  • azureknight

    Now to decide whether to awkwardly stutter and preorder the physical game at GameStop, or preorder at Amazon

    • Ghost Doge

      Preorder in person like a boss.

      • fatedsoul

        Courage wolf hath spoken.

      • MrFinalgamer

        “Hello sir/madam. Can I pre-order Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus???”
        “Uh…what now?
        “THE GAME WITH GIRLS WITH HUGE BREASTS IN THE COVER!”

        • Ghost Doge

          You should have heard how I described Conception when I preordered that :D

          • MrFinalgamer

            “Hello there, can I have Conception-”
            “What the hell!? You perverted asshole!”
            “No, no, The game! Conception II…although, we could always go that route baby, ANY TIME, ANY DAY!”
            “Just…get your game, and get out…and never come back…”

            • Ghost Doge

              You give me too little credit! I’m smoother than that! Sometimes.

    • TheExile285

      I feel like GS could mess this up for me so I’m going with Amazon. I must have that limited release copy!

  • Blaz

    I love the vita, all hail region free consoles!

  • Max Eisenhardt

    Damn is this JPN audio only? Any chance it might get a dub, IIRC Akiba’s Trip was annouced JPN audio only too but its getting a dub so….

  • Raiyu

    I’d like to get physical with Yumi and Haruka, if you know what I mean…

  • PrinceHeir

    Gonna pre order this soon :D

    Though did Xseed censored anything from Burst? Even though i have it, i haven’t played it that much.

    Still Day 1 for me!

    • Wolf Star

      X-Seed did not uncensored burst. The whole game is uncensored.

      • Max Eisenhardt

        To some removing the ages altogether in Burst is censoring, I do not share the same thought process but to each his own

        • Pyrofrost

          It’s the removal of content in order to cater to western sensibilities (ie: censorship).

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

    I still have my DX Pack from Japan, too bad they didn’t bring that over

    • PrinceHeir

      Would have love that edition!

  • Pyrofrost

    ERMAHGAWD! Vita gots know garmz~

  • TheBlackRabbit

    pre-order……

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

    Multilplayer in this game is really fun but Yagyu is cheap with her squid

  • PrinceHeir

    Where the hell is the Amazon pre order page?!?!

    I can’t wait!!

    http://abload.de/img/its-time-for-plotqnzr8.gif

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

      lol probably won’t be up for a few days

    • Martian Wong

      Tell me if you know….

  • Martian Wong

    How rare will this be for the Physical version? And how fast will it be gone?

    • TheExile285

      It’ll most likely be gone very quick. Better set aside some money and pre-order if you want a physical copy.

      • Martian Wong

        I hope it will be on Amazon.

    • MrFinalgamer

      Gotta pre-order Tales of Hearts R, and Shinovi Versus!

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

    I wonder how many copies XSEED were able to get

    • MrFinalgamer

      I kind of doubt it goes beyond 6 digits…

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

        Well remember how they said they may or may not have news to share, I wonder if they were able to setup a deal because Burst wasn’t limited like this or was it

  • Anime10121

    I’ll take 1 :D

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

    For those that want to play Homura Gurentai without finishing the other schools, here’s a code that you enter at the school selection screen

    • Niyari

      that’s some GTA3 shit right there

    • kurosan9712

      lol, I cleared the 3 other teams before opening Homura GurenTai, and there was a CODE? Well, I was going to platinum the game anyways(just to NEVER play that again)…

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      That’s a lot of button pushing.

  • KingNigma

    IGN’s version of this only referred to the game as “Female Ninja Brawler” and I just lol’d.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Probably trying to keep it as innocent as possible, lol.

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

        Or they’re just that naive

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Maybe they are just trying to keep people ignorant.

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

            Lol

    • Sevyne

      The video they showed, even only had clips of Burst and none of Shinovi Versus lol.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Yeah, they’ve done this before. I’m surprised they can even keep their jobs.

        • Elvick

          They get fanboy wars a blazing, so that’s why they keep their jobs.

          Quality doesn’t matter. Hits do.

          Shame.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Wait, we’re talking about Kotaku now?

            Oh shi-

    • Kevadu

      Let’s be fair here. That was just the headline, and they do that sort of thing because they assume (probably correctly) that most of their readership has never heard of the game and the title wouldn’t mean anything to them. They *do* refer to it by name in the actual story.

      Now on the other hand, only using footage from Burst when talking about Shinovi Versus is just fucking lazy…

      • KingNigma

        I understand. I just found it funny with the name and all.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    At last…! Will go physical, based XSEED and all that, well I guess since this is from the parent company, based Marvelous USA and all that. Ugh, why didn’t they save this for E3…this is what happened last year, Vita burns out before the conference…

    • Anime10121

      Most announcements will be made before E3 (especially from small companies like XSEED), the only thing we usually get from E3 nowadays is trailers for stuff we already know are coming :P

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        This is true but said smaller companies are the driving force on Vita. I don’t think it’d kill Sony to give them some highlight when that’s the biggest content coming for the platform.

    • Elvick

      Isn’t there a rumor about Sony having too much for E3, which is why they’ve been announcing things recently to save time for bigger things at E3?

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        I’ve never heard that rumour to be honest Elvick. However, if that’s the case, then why is Vita always a footnote at E3 despite having “too much for E3″?

        • Elvick

          Because SCEA doesn’t give a shit about Vita.

          • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

            …I find it very hard to disagree with you on this one. SSD being the latest victim but SCEE isn’t going physical for it either.

  • Elvick

    Day 1.

  • Lara Croft

    More Vita localizations :)

  • Rattlemebones

    Based Xseed i’m buying it again Hell yea

  • Grunwald