Senran Kagura 2 ‘Inochigake’ gameplay, screenshots
posted on 06.20.14 at 12:50 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Strip down to power up in new footage.

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson

Marvelous AQL has gone up with a new gameplay video and screenshots highlighting Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson‘s “Inochigake” ability.

When Inochigake (Life and Death) is activated, the character’s clothing disappears. In addition to strengthening your attack speed and offensive ability, you’ll be able to attack as much as you like with Secret Ninja Arts. However, because this state puts your life at risk, you have to be constantly on your feet, as you’ll lose health if you just stand around doing nothing, and Inochigake will wear off once it reaches a certain HP threshold. That said, your HP will heal as you land attacks on enemies, so it’s best to take them out as quickly as possible.

Additionally, the game’s official website has gone up with voice samples and messages from Yagyuu and Mirai, voiced by Kaori Mizuhashi and Saori Gotou, respectively.

Watch the new footage below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

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

    I wouldn’t mind a serious Senran Kagura without the fan service

    • DrForbidden

      Except that that wouldn’t be Senran Kagura any more…

      • Bob Slim

        I know right, If thats what want than you will be disappointed cuz that wont happen

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

          Dead or Alive says hello

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

        Look at Dead or Alive

        • DrForbidden

          I don’t follow. What about Dead or Alive?

          It’s still an excellent fighting game. It still has bouncing and jiggling breasts. It still has a ridiculous plot. It still has over-the-top characters mixed with serious ones. The graphics have evolved, but the core of DOA has not changed. So… yeah. What about Dead Or Alive?

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

            It used to be a fan service game before, no longer is

            Same could happen to Senran Kagura

            • DrForbidden

              I’m sorry, but what? 0_o

              No offense intended, but if you think that DOA is ‘no longer a fan service game’, then I suspect you haven’t played a DOA game in over 5 years.

              That reminds me. I need to purchase Ayane and Momiji’s new DLC outfits this weekend:

              http://cdn.segmentnext.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/002_02.jpg

              http://cdn.segmentnext.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/003_02.jpg

              I’m disappointed Rachel didn’t get a sexy overall outfit this week…

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

                DOA was a fan service fighter like Senran Kagura is

                • DrForbidden

                  I don’t disagree, but I should just clarify that:

                  1). SK2 is an action beat-em-up game, while DOA games are versus fighters.
                  2). DOA5U is still a fanservice game, as it has been since the first DOA.
                  3). That doesn’t mean to say the DOA franchise doesn’t have good fighting mechanics. The franchise ALWAYS did. It’s just that some people are so absorbed in their semi-faux outrage about the fanservice to accept that. Having pervy fanservice and good fighting mechanics are not mutually exclusive. We don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.
                  4). I’ve been playing DOA games since the first one. The only ones I never played are 3, Dimensions, and the second Xtreme Volleyball one. Personally, I prefer DOA’s fighting mechanics to Tekken’s (though the VF franchise will always be king).

                  • Azuardo

                    As a DOA player myself, I absolutely agree with you. Anyone claiming DOA has no fan service is ignorant.

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

                      Pick your own conversations worm

                    • Azuardo

                      The hell? Just giving some backup to a fellow DOA player. Chill.

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

                      Mind your own conversations

                    • Azuardo

                      loool ok dude lemme check if I need your permission to read and reply to what I like on the internet. OK, checked. Nope, I don’t.

                    • DrForbidden

                      Well, I believe that DOA is a fanservice game, but it’s not JUST a fanservice game. It’s a genuinely good versus fighter. I love both of these aspects about it…

                    • Azuardo

                      Absolutely.

                  • Bob Slim

                    The girls in doa is so hot its my favorite fighting game and, The only fighting game I play I buy every costume minus the guy costumes. Dont care to buy guy costumes

              • Azuardo

                Love the overalls outfits.

    • Kiryu

      You can buy random game ABC,there are plently of serious games without fanservice out there,Senran Kagura should stay as it is.

    • Shippoyasha

      To be fair, Senran Kagura isn’t even that overt with the fanservice a lot of the times. It’s more cutesy than really outrageous. It’s often more cute than outright sexual (at least to me). Also, the series was made entirely with the sexuality in mind.

      • Zackasaur

        I would say that it is pretty overt. xD

        • Shippoyasha

          Well, I guess stuff like Monster Monpiece is a whole another level of overt sexual content. Not that I mind either way. Senran Kagura really tries to sell on the character interactions and cuteness though.

          • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

            How is Monpiece “Overt sexual content”? XD They aren’t even in the same category.

        • Mnoz

          Go watch Bullet Girls’ trailer.

    • British_Otaku

      If you are the type of person who can’t see Dead or Alive’s fanservice factor, couldn’t you play Senran Kagura games and just skip the ripping of the clothes?

      It isn’t actually that much to ask. The 3DS games at least aren’t that far ahead of your average game with decent costume options otherwise and you will probably skip most of them anyway.

  • fyi1191

    Homura’s first ninpou! So much awesome.

  • Kiryu

    Looks and sounds great,also Inochigake ability sounds really cool.Hope Marvelous will bring this one in Europe aswell.

  • SatsukiYumizuka

    I would really like to know who the no face girl is or if its really a fusion of asuka and homura

  • Takane Shijou

    Sort of reminds me of the bit in Shinobi for the PS2.

  • Zackasaur

    Please be physically released in the west… Burst sold well enough even though it was crippled by digital-only, and Shinovi Versus is physical (limited).

  • MrKappa

    This sounds more over powered than anything they have done yet.

  • Six

    I need this.