We get word on how and where Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit! will sell in the West, and it’s a bit different from the Japanese version.
Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit was originally sold as two separate games in Japan; Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit – Pack A released March 20th and had Hanzo and Crimson Squad characters, then about a month later Pack B was released with the Gessen and Hebijo ninjas from Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus. You could buy either Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit Pack A or B for 2,315 yen, or a set with both for 3,889 yen (if they purchased both packs *before* Pack B came out – afterwards an A+B set cost 4,167 yen).
Instead of “Pack A” and “Pack B” in the West, Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit – Hanzo X Crimson Squad will be the main game (which is basically Pack A in Japan), while Pack B/The Gessen X Hebijo pack will be sold as downloadable content and not a separate game.
According to a representative from XSEED;
“This was done in order to meet our shorter schedule with the development team, since releasing it as a second full game would take a lot longer, or at least more time we didn’t have to spend with the dev team’s tight schedule. So you will have to buy one half to get the other, but they are bundled in the same exact way Japan is, so it’s not much different than Japan’s. The only difference is, I believe, that you can’t download the Gessen x Hebijo pack independently.”
As well as the news on how it will be sold, we’ve also got some on where. It seems that both Europe and Australia have been included in the Bon Appétit! release thanks to Marvelous AQL, and the game getting a special title in Western regions; Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit – Hanzo X Crimson Squad.
Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit! is due out this Winter, keep an eye on TVL for any future updates.