Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is set to release next week in Japan and I'm still not entirely sure what to make of the game. On the one hand it looks like a fun little brawler where you can attack your enemies with giant stacks of pancakes, on the other it really pushes the envelope when it comes to fanservice. Some aspects of it are just amusingly bizarre. Take, for example, the competitive multiplayer mode where players are tasked with the odd job collecting panties as they fall the heavens. Sure, it's a little naughty, but it's equally hilarious and absurd.
Then there's the more vexatious gallery mode, which players can use to play dress-up with the title's heroines. That's all well and good, I guess. Then the PlayStation Vita's touchscreen starts being used to poke off the teenage ninjas' clothing and things get really uncomfortable. No, it doesn't just remove them and let you look at the girls in bikinis, they react and appear to be very distressed about the whole ordeal. Shinovi Versus still looks like a good time, but I'll be sure to steer clear of that facet of the game if it ever manages to get localized.
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus comes to to PS Vita on February 28 in Japan.
Yesterday, Pandora's Tower publisher XSEED Games announced that it has acquired Atlus Online from Index Digital Media, integrating both companies under the common banner of Marvelous USA. Siliconera reached out to XSEED boss ...more
XSEED Games' Tokyo-based parent company Marvelous AQL is restructuring its subsidiaries in North America. Don't worry though, XSEED isn't going anywhere. The plucky "independent-minded" publisher will continue to put out a va...more
Soul Sacrifice can be a pretty deep, rewarding experience, but it can also be a bit difficult to learn at first. The confusing menu system and large variety of spells can be extremely overwhelming. But once you've bested a fe...more