XSEED has announced that everyone’s favourite big-breasted ninja game is coming to North America.
In addition to the digital download version (the main release medium for the title), XSEED will also produce a limited run of physical copies of the game, each set to come with a soundtrack CD and Shinobi Syllabus – a guide containing profiles of the game’s characters, strategies and illustrations.
If you’re somehow new to Senran Kagura or have been avoiding it due to the lack of a Western release, here’s a summary of the game provided by Siliconera;
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus immediately follows the events of Burst, revisiting the fierce rivalry between the girls of Hanzō National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenary strike team known as the Homura Crimson Squad. In addition to their old adversaries, the Hanzō girls must also face a whole new set of foes: the students of Gessen Girls’ Academy, who seek to punish them for their imperfections as shinobi warriors. Meanwhile, a new class is in session at Hebijo, and these students mean business: they oppose all three of the competing factions and will stop at nothing to be the last shinobi squad standing – even if it means leaving broken bodies and shattered dreams in their wake.
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will be released in North America this Fall. No news on a European release yet; but if the pattern we’ve been seeing holds, then an announcement can’t be too far off.