Marvelous, Honey∞Parade Games Announce 4 New Senran Kagura Games
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Marvelous and Honey∞Parade Games announced four new titles in the Senran Kagura game series during a live streaming presentation on Tuesday. The Senran Kagura 7even -Shōjo-tachi no Kōfuku- (Senran Kagura 7even: Girls' Happiness) game is slated for release for the PlayStation 4 in fall 2018. A teaser trailer for the game begins at around the 1:38:43 mark in the video below.
The end of the video above also reveals that planning of a second television anime season based on the Senran Kagura game series is progressing.
The Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal game is in development for PS4. The game will be a remake of the 2012 Senran Kagura Burst action game for the Nintendo 3DS. The game will remake the original side-scrolling game as a full 3D game with updated graphics and gameplay features.
Yumi will be a new playable character in the game, and the remake will reveal her side story. The story elements from the original game will appear in the remake, and more story elements will be announced later. Development of the game is about 30% complete.
The remake's limited-edition NyūNyū DX Pack will include a special box, booklet, full-length drama CD, original packaging, a set of six pair "Lover's straps" with box, and an illustration card with special five-part DLC. The first copies of the game will include an illustration card with a product code for DLC "Forbidden Fruit Cutie Peach & Melon” costumes.
Senran Kagura series producer Kenichirō Takaki revealed the Shinobi Master Senran Kagura New Link smartphone game will launch for iOS and Android devices in Japan this year. The game will be the "bustiest Senran Kagura all-star battle" game yet for smartphones. Marvelous began streaming an opening animation video for the game.
Takaki said that he wanted to push the limits for visuals on smartphones. The ninja girls will have new designs in the game. The game will launch with 20 playable characters and add more later. Three new ultimate shinobi will debut in the game.
The smartphone game's pre-registration period opened on Tuesday. Depending on the number of people who pre-register for the game, all players will receive in-game items. If 81,000 people pre-register, players will receive a "watermelon master" bikini SR card.
A trademark for "Shinobi Master - Senran Kagura New Link" was filed on June 26 and made public earlier this month.
Marvelous and Honey∞Parade Games announced the Peach Ball Senran Kagura pinball game for the Nintendo Switch. The game's HD rumble support will let players feel the bounce when the ball touches the girls' bodies.
The Shinobi Refle -Senran Kagura- game is slated for release for the Nintendo Switch in Japan this year. A story scene video for the game begins at around the 27:08 in the presentation video above. Takaki also demonstrates the "refle mode" with Asuka.
In the game, players will have to use various massage techniques on Asuka. Depending on where the player touches Asuka, she will transform into different "moods" and appearances. For example, Asuka will be able to take on the form of a club senior, younger sister, idol, or home tutor.
The game will be available for 1,000 yen in the Nintendo eShop.
In addition, Marvelous and Honey∞Parade Games announced that Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash, the latest game in the series, is adding the Senran Kagura: New Wave smartphone game character Bashou on Wednesday. She will be available for 390 yen (about US$3.50) until August 8. The PlayStation 4 game shipped in Japan on March 16, and XSEED Games will release the game in North America and Europe this fall.
Marvelous established its Honey∞Parade Games subsidiary company on May 9. The new company's main focus is the production and promotion of the Senran Kagura series, but it also aims to create "next generation" IP. Takaki, who previously established the Honey∞Parade Games studio within Marvelous, now serves as representative director for the new company.
The Senran Kagura franchise began with the release of the original game on the Nintendo 3DS in September 2011. The games inspired a television anime in 2013. Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and released it on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2014.