Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus European Release Date Announcement

Marvelous Europe today announces that Japan’s most tantalising fighting game, SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS, will be available for digital download on October 15, 2014 in Europe, Australia and other PAL regions on the PlayStation®Store. SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS will also be published in North America on October 14th by sister label XSEED.

Today also sees the release of the first in a series of brand new gameplay trailers – the first showcasing the characters, moves and costumes of the Hanzō Academy – one of four fighting factions in the game.

Fans of the hugely popular series, with around 500,000 sales in Japan alone and spinoffs including manga comics, anime TV shows, toys and even pillow cases will be delighted to see that everything is bigger and better this time around. Busting out of the 2D side-scrolling action of the first title, SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS sees battles unfold in a fully realised 3D environment.

The infamous SENRAN KAGURA formula remains intact, though, with sprawling mid-air combos, over-the-top humour and revealing Secret Ninja Art techniques making this the biggest Senran Kagura experience to date.

The game features 20 unique shinobi fighters for players to master, each with her own unique weapon, techniques and special moves, while Secret Ninja Arts can be exploited to change costumes and power up mid-battle. On top of the single-player game, up to four players can battle online or via ad-hoc connection to determine which shinobi is the best of them all.

SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS is developed by Tamsoft together with Marvelous Inc. of Japan for the PS®Vita. Marvelous Europe will publish the title in Europe digitally on the PlayStation Store with an estimated retail price of €29.99. This title has been rated 16+ by PEGI in Europe, 16+ by USK in Germany and M in Australia. XSEED will publish the title in North America, where it has received a Mature rating by the ESRB.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!