Senran Kagura: Estival Versus launches March 15 in North America, March 18 in Europe

New trailer introduces Overseers of the Festival.

Senran Kagura: Estival Versus

Senran Kagura: Estival Versus will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in North America on March 15 and in Europe on March 18, publishers XSEED Games and Marvelous announced.

In North America, the game will be available at retail via an “Endless Summer” edition for $59.99 on PlayStation 4 and $49.99 on PS Vita, or digitally for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively. The Endless Summer edition includes a 108-page art book, a randomly chosen set of ten 2.5” by 3.5” holographic “pin-up cards” featuring one of the six factions of buxom beauties each in two distinct poses, and a two-disc soundtrack containing 70 total tracks.

XSEED also released a new trailer introducing the Overseers of the Festival, a new team of Shinobi fighters—Sayuri, Ryoki, Renka, Hanabi, and Kafuru—who each possess a unique Shinobi Transformation and utilize powerful Ninja Arts. They reside in a strange, sunny island paradise dimension that the heroines of Senran Kagura are whisked away to, and operate the mystical Kagura Millennium Festival that beckons new guests to the island.

Get the trailer and fact sheet below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

Story

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and so it is with the lives of young shinobi. Death comes swiftly — for the lucky ones — and for those still living, grief is a constant companion. Ryōbi and Ryōna, two shinobi sisters of the Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy elite, know that truth all too well, and they mourn their beloved elder sister every day.

But when a mystical phenomenon appears, drawing the shinobi world’s finest young ladies into a parallel dimension, everything they know about life and death turns upside down. Taken to a strange world resembling a warm summer island, the girls find themselves face to face with their departed loved ones.

The island’s mysterious mistresses challenge the girls, who hail from four different rival schools, to a contest of strength and wits. The winning school, so they promise, will not only learn the highest secrets of shinobi lore, but will also have the honor of laying their loved ones’ souls to rest.

The buxom beauties prepare for a new kind of battle, facing not only their rivals, but questions galore. Can the islands’ hosts be trusted? Will the other schools play fair, team up, or cheat? Will there be time to enjoy the beach before the fighting starts? Will anyone manage to keep their clothes intact? And…if they do win, can they bear to part from their loved ones a second time?

About

The high-flying, high-bouncing ninja girls of Senran Kagura return, this time with more moves, more playable characters, more story and attitude, and more destruction online with matches that can support up to 10 players (PS4 version only; PS Vita supports up to 4 players). All previous shinobi return with a host of upgraded moves to master, and new playable characters offer more challenges to conquer, along with a story that’s equal parts sexy and shocking, serious and scandalous, busty and brawling…

Key Features

  • A Little More Violent, a Little More Sexy and a Ton More Fun – The series’ busty ninja girls take to the beach, flying high in bouncy battles with more outrageous moves than ever before.
  • Biggest Roster in Series History – With over two dozen playable characters, each with her own style, technique and role in the story, there’s a shinobi to fit any taste and preference.
  • Enhanced Production Values Bring the Story to Life – Dynamic camera angles, expressive animations and full anime cutscenes deliver a storytelling experience unlike any other in the series.
  • All-New Multiplayer Battle Royales – Up to four players on PS Vita, or up to 10 players on the PS4, can enter free-for-alls and team battles in a variety of events, from the traditional deathmatch to the less-traditional “Understorm” and “Capture the Bra.”

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