The Girls of Hanzō and Hebijo Return in High Flying 3D Action Brawler on October 14, 2014, and They’ve Got Company!
Torrance, Calif., (September 19, 2014) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the outrageous action title, SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS, will launch on October 14, 2014 in North America for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. Fans seeking a physical copy will be treated to a limited run ‘Let’s Get Physical’ edition of the game, which includes the game card, a soundtrack CD and a 140-page ‘Shinobi Syllabus’ containing artwork and shinobi profiles with winning strategies. Alternatively, a standalone version may be purchased exclusively as a digital download through the PlayStation®Store. SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS will also be published in Europe as a digital PlayStation Store exclusive by Marvelous Europe on October 15, 2014. Additionally, the game’s official website has now been launched and may be viewed at: www.hanzonationalacademy.com/sksv.
SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS directly follows the events of SENRAN KAGURA 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 shortcomings 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.
Throughout SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS, players will take control of characters from each of these schools, experiencing the narrative from four distinct viewpoints via the original Japanese voice track coupled with English subtitles.
SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS shifts from the side-scrolling action of Burst to full 3D battles, and fans can expect to find more of all of SENRAN KAGURA’s hallmark features – ridiculous mid-air combos, over-the-top humor and revealing Secret Ninja Art techniques. 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. XSEED Games will publish the title in North America, digitally on the PlayStation Store for $39.99 and physically via the limited ‘Let’s Get Physical’ edition with a suggested retail price of $49.99. Marvelous Europe will release the title exclusively on the European PlayStation Store for €29.99. This title has been rated Mature by the ESRB in North America, and 16+ by PEGI, 16+ by USK, and M by ACB.
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