If this doesn’t sound like a game for everyone, hear me out, okay? The latest iteration and first home console and PC release of Marvelous Entertainment’s beloved busty brawler series (not my words) is coming to Western computer shores on March 17th.
Mixing equal parts ninja-brawling action with, uh, extremely lewd and lascivious beach scenes, the Senran Kagura series has always had a penchant for appealing to certain fans of Japanese games, and with the newfound success of JRPGs on Steam, it is wholly unsurprising that Marvelous and XSEED, the localizers, would make the jump to PC.
The Senran Kagura series also includes a fair amount of costumes and characters from other less savory fighting games, Dead or Alive being a mainstay. New to the series is the addition of characters from anime series Ikki Tousen, though due to licensing issues, the DLC is only being released now.
Senran Kagura Estival Versus will release at a $39.99, €39.99, and £29.99 price point, with the additional DLC clocking in at $3.99, €3.99, and £2.99 per item, and it all comes to Steam on March 17th.
Torrance, Calif. — February 27, 2017 — XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS, the latest iteration and first home console release in its beloved busty brawler series, will launch on Windows PC via Steam® on March 17. To celebrate the occasion, the game will be offered at 10% off its regular list price of $39.99, €39.99, and £29.99 for the first week after launch (other international pricing may vary). Similar to its earlier console release there will be DLC alongside the Windows PC launch of ESTIVAL VERSUS, including the debut of the long-awaited Battle Vixens crossover DLC pack featuring characters and outfits from Ikki Tousen, which will be releasing on all platforms.
Ikki Tousen characters Sun Ce, Lu Bu, and Guan Yu will finally become playable characters as premium DLC across all of the game’s platforms, which include the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, and Windows PC versions. Each character will be priced at $3.99, €3.99, and £2.99, while a bundle containing all three will be offered for $8.99, €8.99, and £6.99. The addition of the three battle vixens is sure to spice things up near the one-year anniversary of the game’s home console debut.
In SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS, a mystical phenomenon transports the nubile ninjas of the titular series to a parallel dimension to face off against their rivals in a new kind of battle. In this strange world – which resembles a sunny, sandy island paradise – the girls are thrown for another loop as they encounter departed loved ones and ultimately have to decide if they can bear to part from them a second time. The Windows PC version of ESTIVAL VERSUS follows successful Steam® releases of previous entries in the SENRAN KAGURA series, including SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS and SENRAN KAGURA Bon Appétit! – Full Course.
With over twenty-five playable characters, making this the biggest roster in the series’ history, SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS boasts more moves, more story, more attitude, and more destruction online with matches that can support up to 10 players (Windows PC and PS4™ system versions only; “PSVita” system supports up to 4 players). All of the series’ previous Shinobi girls return with a host of upgraded moves to master, and new playable characters offer more challenges to conquer, along with a story that’s equal parts sexy and shocking, serious and scandalous, busty and bouncy.
The faithful adaptation to PC has been handled by the original developers at Marvelous Inc. and Tamsoft, with added Steamworks support including Steam Achievements, leaderboards, cloud saves, and trading cards. XSEED Games will be publishing SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS on March 17 for Windows PC via Steam® for $39.99, €39.99, and £29.99 with a 10% launch week discount. The title is currently available as a limited “Endless Summer” physical release for the PS4™ and “PSVita” systems, while the digital release of the game is available on both platforms via the PlayStation®Store. The Windows PC version of this title is not rated by the ESRB. The PS4™ and “PSVita” system versions have been rated “M for Mature.”