SENRAN KAGURA Burst Available on 3DS eShop
Originally Published and Copyrighted by Blast Away the Game Review on 11/14/2013
Written by Dustin Murphy
Earlier today, XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., excitedly sent out the email stating only one thing, and we are now excited to tell you - SENRAN KAGURA Burst is now available on the Nintendo eShop in North America, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, for 29.99 USD. Those of you interested can check out the all new gameplay trailer that introduces the playable characters of the Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy via YouTube (we'll have one of those soon!).
For those wondering, SENRAN KAGURA Burst is an over-the-top side-scrolling action title that is set to be a highly humorous title, and is also set in a prestigious academy, whch is served as a front for an underground school where talented students are trained in the art of ninjutsu. The game will consist of two separate storylines, which is introduced to players by character; Skirting Shadows. She will introduce players to the "good shinobi" of Hanzō Academy while its counterpart, Crimson Girls, turns the tables to tell the same tale from the rival Hebijo Academy’s point of view.
Players will assume the control of their chosen school's five primary characters whom will train, fight, and aspire to become full-fledged shinboi. Inside the academy's "Ninja Room" hub, character interactions will reveal the true thoughts and feelings of each playable student before and after each of the games missions. The story for the game is told in a novel-style story scenes then precede other missions, offering a deeper look into the games world. Throughout the game, players will complete combat assignments for each of the mains missions for each character, including retrieval missions, multi-character battles, and epic boss fights to advance the game's plot. During combat, damage to the girl is revealed through the gradual destruction of their shinobi outfits, eventually leaving them in their bikinis when they are close to being knocked out. Fans of this imported series will be delighted to experience the original Japanese voice-overs, which have been left intact and will be translated side by side with English subtitles.
Players can earn experience and level up throughout the story, unlocking new moves, powers and outfits. The Nintendo 3DS system’s stereoscopic 3D capability is supported, allowing Shinobi Transformations, special moves, victory poses and a few additional surprises to be viewed in full 3D.
SENRAN KAGURA Burst is developed by Tamsoft together with MarvelousAQL Inc. of Japan. XSEED Games will publish the title as a digital download on the Nintendo eShop in North America on November 14. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on XSEED Games products, visit www.xseedgames.com, and fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames.