Originally Published on the Official Blast Away the Game Review Facebook Page
Written by Dustin Murphy
Ready to see what it takes to to duke it out as the girls of the Hanzō National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy? Get ready to! XSEED Games has announced that they will be releasing the insanely fun and outrageous action title, SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS on October the 14th, 2014 for North America on the PlayStation Vita. For those of you who are collectors and want to get it physically, you’ll be able to get the special “Let’s Get Physical” edition. This edition is a bit of a treat as it will feature a game card, soundtrack, and a 140-page ‘Shinobi Syllabus’. The book will contain artwork and profiles of each of the shinobi, but will also feature the winning strategies for the game. For those not wanting the limited edition will also be able to get their hands upon the digital version, which will be available via the PlayStation Store.Anyone in Europe that is interested can get their hands on it as a digital exclusive. For those wanting more information about the game can visit the official website here: www.hanzonationalacademy.com/sksv.
For those unfamiliar with SENRAN KAGURA Burst, the game will be revisiting their rivalry that goes between the two schools, the Hanzō National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy. After the events of SENRAN KAGURA burst, the rivalry has gotten worse and the Clandestine Girls’ Academy has gone underground. In doing so, they’ve also formed a mercenary strike team. This team is known as the Homura Crimson Squad. The issue that will be at hand? A new group of enemies has arisen and come forth to show that they will be the top girls. Who are they? The Gessen Girls’ Academy. Will you have what it takes to help the Hanzō National Academy take on their enemies and remain the top dogs?
With all the fighting, players will be able to experience this epic scale battle in both English and Japanese as the game will feature both English and Japanese voice tracks and English subtitles. For fans of import titles, it is highly suggested to try out the Japanese dubbed voice track with the English Subtitles so that players may experience games in its original form.
Unlike the original that was a side-scrolling title in 3D, this game will be taking a different turn, which will be putting it in a more well known play style; 3D person. The game will also feature the insanely familiar gameplay style such as mid-air combo moves, insane amounts of enemies to beat up, the humour that existed during the original, special moves that are revealed as ninja techniques, but also twenty ninja’s to choose from. The newest feature outside of the single-player campaign, SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS will also feature a four person battle online or in close range using the Vita’s ad-hoc capabilities. For those interested tamsoft and Marvelous Inc., along side XSEED Games have announced that the digital version will be 39.99 USD while the ‘Lets Get Physical’ edition will run 49.99 USD. The game has also been rated for Mature in the United States by the ESRB, 16+ by PEGI, 16+ by USK, and M by the ACB.
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