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XSEED Games to Release Senran Kagura Burst in N. America (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
3DS side-scrolling action game gets digital release this fall

Video game publisher XSEED Games confirmed on Tuesday that it will release Tamsoft and Marvelous AQL's Senran Kagura Burst (Senran Kagura Burst -Guren no Shōjo-tachi-) Nintendo 3DS side-scrolling action game digitally on the Nintendo e-Shop in North America this fall. XSEED Games also released an English trailer for the game.

Marvelous USA had revealed to the video game website Siliconera in May that it would consider releasing the game in North America. Marvelous AQL released the "enormous breasts hyper battle" game with female ninja on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 30.

The game takes place at an academy that secretly trains female students how to be a ninja. The game consists of two storylines: in Skirting Shadows players can control five primary female characters from the Hanzō Academy, and in Crimson Girls players can control five female characters from the rival Hebijo Academy.

XSEED Games will release the game with Japanese voiceover and English subtitles. The ESRB has rated the game as T for Teen, and XSEED Games has noted that the game will not be censored.

The franchise inspired a television anime series earlier this year that Funimation streamed as it aired. Marvelous Entertainment released the original Senran Kagura video game in September 2011 on the Nintendo 3DS, and a manga adaptation has been serialized in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine since October 2011 that Seven Seas Entertainment will release in North America starting in November.

Update: Background information, release details, and English trailer added. Trailer via Siliconera.

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