Well this was unexpected. Today XSEED announced that they’ve got the rights to bring Senran Kagura Burst to the US as an 3DS eShop download title. This is a series that, on the surface, looks like a brawler, but is actually a boob jiggle simulator starring high school girls who use the fast combat to get their breasts swaying in a fashion that’s many things all at once- completely gratuitous, utterly unrealistic, incredibly uncomfortable, and, I hate to admit, more than a little hypnotic.
Senran Kagura Burst comprises both the original Senran Kagura and the Burst storyline. The first game lets the player select one of five ninja girls from a secret ninja academy, while Burst is the same storyline told from the perspective of their rival school, with five all-new girls available. Taking damage in the epic fights causes their clothes to get strategically ripped and eventually destroyed, because why the hell not? The translation will keep the original Japanese voice acting, with just the text replaced with English. Honestly, for a game like this, that’s to be expected.
Senran Kagura Burst is coming out this fall, although when this fall is still to be announced. Check out the announcement trailer below, and try not to think about how it doesn’t show any actual gameplay. Honestly, all snarkiness aside, the gameplay videos have looked pretty fun. The fast-paced hit-chaining action deserves at least a few seconds of screen time. Hopefully we’ll have something with a bit more meat on its bones to show off soon.