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Clothes Become Wet and See-through in Senran Kagura: Estival Versus

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So we’ve finally come to our first full-length preview for Senran Kagura: Estival Versus. The game was finally brought to the light during Sony Japan’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, and thanks to the latest issue of Famitsu, we have the first details for the game.

You can find all the pertinent details below:

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Clothing destruction has been a widely known staple of the Senran Kagura series, however the studio at Marvelous are looking to raise the bar up a notch. The game is reportedly going to involve copious amounts of water in some shape or form, and coming from this – the various kunoichi’s clothes can get wet as well.

Just like the clothing destruction segments in previous Senran Kagura games, when a girl’s clothes become wet, the screen will become filled with a cut in segment showing off the damp conditions. As you’d expect – when their clothes get wet, they’ll eventually become see-through.

The story in Senran Kagura: Estival Versus appears to be somewhat of a side-story, taking place during a midsummer festival where the souls of dead shinobi are put to rest and honored after their parting. Following the midsummer festival, the shinobi have a giant feast to honor their fallen comrades.

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A bunch of new characters were confirmed and they involve three young girls – and an elderly woman. Sayuri, the elderly woman, is featured above and on the far left. She lugs around a large tobacco pipe that she kind of uses as a walking cane, and she brandishes an arm band that says “Lifelong Service.” Sayuri is seemingly the leader of the group of new characters.

Renka, the girl on the right of Sayuri, is the oldest of the three sisters. She wears a crimson and white dress, and she wields a pair of sticks known as Raitei in combat. Hanabi, the girl on the right of the second page, is the middle sister. She’s a big fan of these festivals, and she is always rocking a Japanese happi (traditional seasonal coat) and headband. Oh, and she wields that gigantic hammer in combat. Lastly, the youngest sister is named Kafuru, shown as the girl on the left of Hanabi. She uses a watergun in battle and is frequently at the punchline of Hanabi’s jokes about her undeveloped chest.

The game’s various special editions and bonuses were also detailed in Famitsu. A limited edition is coming with a drama CD, a theme song solo and arranged CD, and five Niitengo (adorable miniature figurines), although a price was not mentioned. The Playstation 4 version is also coming with a download code for a special 30 minute anime.

Senran Kagura: Estival Versus is coming to Japan on both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on March 26, 2015.

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10 comments
  1. Some furf
    Some furf
    September 4, 2014 at 11:01 am

    How see-through? This is of critical importance to me.

  2. Captmotorcycle
    Captmotorcycle
    September 4, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Both limited edtions preorder’d

  3. Kiujazi
    Kiujazi
    September 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

    -stands up, begins clapping loudly-

  4. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    September 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Need this in my life now!

  5. artemisthemp
    artemisthemp
    September 4, 2014 at 11:55 am

    See through cloth is a very important feature

  6. MegaJAR
    MegaJAR
    September 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Just show it already! Heavy Rain did it and David Cage is more of a prev then ‘whoever made this game’ is. There’s nothing ‘artful’ about a grown woman taking a shower. I’m looking at you Parasite Eve.

  7. nonscpo
    nonscpo
    September 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Glad that we at least have some idea what the new characters look like.

  8. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Hydrohype!

  9. Aristides
    Aristides
    September 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I kind of want to hug that whale shark creature… oh yeah boobs! I may just pick up both versions, need to have this on my Vita XP.

  10. Sludkip
    Sludkip
    September 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Wet clothes! Senran Kagura gets serious now~ :D