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Senran Kagura Burst

Senran Kagura Burst could have ended up with a very different boxart for Europe. Originally, PQube was toying around with an idea that “would have featured Hikage, and would have had a plastic sleeve around the box that would slide off. Hikage’s out clothing would have been on the sleeve only, so that peeling off the sleeve would mimic Senran Kagura‘s well-known clothing destruction feature.”

The image below is what PQube went with for the final product. While the initial idea was abandoned, head of marketing Geraint Evans says it could be revisited at some point.


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Kenichiro Takaki, producer of the Senran Kagura series, has announced via his Twitter account that the action series has sold over one million copies worldwide.

Senran Kagura has seen a good amount of releases since its debut in 2011, spanning across multiple platforms with three of the seven titles having been developed exclusively for the 3DS. The newest title, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, is set to come out to North America on September 15th, while the European release has now launched.

 

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Those who have Senran Kagura 2 save data on their SD card will be able to unlock Murasame in Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. Marvelous shared a video today showing how the process is done, which is actually quite simple. View the video below.

Senran Kagura Burst has received its first discount on the North American 3DS eShop. It’s normally priced at $29.99, but you can purchase the game for only $19.99. This sale is valid through October 14.


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Senran Kagura Burst sold “really well” for XSEED, according to the publisher’s Jimmy Soga. The 3DS game’s performance has led to the localization of the PS Vita titles Shinovi Versus and Bon Appetit.

Soga added that if Senran Kagura continues to do well for XSEED, “we want to continue with the series.” That would hopefully mean a western release for Senran Kagura 2 on 3DS would be possible.

We’re taking it case by case. Senran Kagura Burst did really well. It was download only, but there’s enough to say there is a US audience for it that’s why we went with Shinovi Versus. It’s sort of risky, but we localized Bon Appétit at the same time. We think there is a core audience for it, but it’s case by case for now. If these sell well enough of course we want to continue with the series.

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XSEED gave Senran Kagura Burst a digital release. Unlike Europe, no physical version was made available – it only launched as an eShop download.

But as far as the future goes, XSEED is willing to consider physical launches for Senran Kagura games. While “it’s too late for us to go back and redo Burst”, XSEED explained, a physical release for other titles “wouldn’t be out of the question”. XSEED specifically pointed to the PS Vita project Shinovi Versus, but hopefully Senran Kagura 2 would be considered as well.

XSEED’s message in full:

The official Senran Kagura Facebook page has share a look at one of the prototype boxarts designs for Senran Kagura Burst’s European release. You can find it below.

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XSEED appears to be fairly satisfied with Senran Kagura Burst’s sales.

When asked by a fan on Facebook if the company is considering additional entries in the series for localization, XSEED said Burst “sold well enough”. As such, the publisher is “open to considering other iterations in the series.”

“[Senran Kagura Burst] has sold well enough that we are open to considering other iterations in the series.”

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson hits Japan in August. Might that game eventually make it to North America?

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XSEED localized Senran Kagura Burst in just 3 months. The company made the news known on Twitter, writing yesterday:

Rune Factory 4 was a much more involved project. With all of the edits XSEED made, it took 9-10 months to localize: