Vanquish meets Splatoon. Splanquish.
Think of the perfect steak, one from your favorite restaurant, perhaps momma’s homecookin’ or even your own hand-crafted meaty heaven. Then think how succulent that juicy, warm, medium-well steak meticulously crafted just the way you like it tastes. Would you still eat it if it came in the shape of a bikini-clad anime girl on a pink plate while J-pop plays overhead? If the answer is yes, then you might find that there appears to be decent gameplay hidden under Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash‘s kawaii exterior. And oh yeah never mind that rubber duck spraying water on a girl’s butt.
The debut trailer for Peach Beach Splash shows some of its third-person water gun shooting gameplay, where the goal is to, naturally, get the opposing team all wet. Senran Kagura and Japanese game fans will need little convincing, so I’m speaking to those who don’t know what this is or are morbidly curious just how anime anime has become when I say try to stomach the first 20 seconds or so and just let go of preconceived notions.
Is it dumb? Of course it is. Are there some dudes already jacking it to this video? Absolutely. Nevertheless, the Vanquish-style sliding and non-standard get-’em-all-wet objectives should interest shooter fans at least on some level.