Last week, Kenichiro Takaki, the producer and mastermind behind the Senran Kagura series, teased that it would soon be time to unveil the next instalment in the controversial franchise. Today, in a fashion similar to the shredded clothing the series is known for, Japan’s Famitsu Magazine has finally revealed all.
When Senran Kagura: Estival Versus was developed for the PlayStation 4, Takaki noted that the extra resources of a home console allowed the development team to feature wet t-shirts and he obviously really liked the idea (I mean, who wouldn’t?) – because he has now coupled that feature with his previously discussed desire of an action-based shooter to create Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash.
Launching in Japan on 16th March 2017,the game will centre around the “Peach Beach Splash” water gun tournament – a tradition surviving from the ancient days of shinobi. Allegiances and ninja arts are ignored in favour of water gun combat, where two teams of five will compete using a range of weapons including pistols, Gatling guns and snipers in both a single-player story mode and online multiplayer.
Taking place within the main Senran Kagura continuity, the game will boast a roster of over 30 characters, including those from the New Wave G Burst mobile game. Support for PlayStation VR has been confirmed, which will be added in a future software update following launch.
Kenichiro Takaki has also confirmed that there will be a new action-orientated Senran Kagura game in the future.
An international release for Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash has yet to be announced, but the moment it is, you’ll hear about it right here at Tanuki Bridge!