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Senran Kagura Estival Versus! Update 3: Details Galore! Releasing on PS4 & PS Vita in EU & Aus soon

SENRAN KAGURA: ESTIVAL VERSUS is coming to European PS4 and PS Vita consoles very shortly indeed!

Ahead of the launch date news, the team wanted to share a mega update with you on what fans can expect to get from their special editions…

To begin with, we would like to show you the final Dakimakura case. Here it is in all its glory; no mock-ups, no watermarks, no drafts – just three of the classiest and most attractive ladies you will ever see, and they can’t wait to share a bed with you!

Dakimakura 2

Dakimakura 1

And speaking of beauty, this is as good a moment as any to show you the final artwork that will be on the cover of the games.

PS4 2D Package Shot SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS

PS Vita 2D Package Shot SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS

Why are we using two different covers? The reason why we are using a different art for the PS Vita version is because the USK logo (the age ratings system in Germany) takes too much space on the PS Vita box, and it really did not look nice, as it covered Miyabi’s face. That’s why we kept the original image from the Japanese image for the PS Vita version, but since both images are really beautiful, we’re sure that everyone will be pleased.

Oh, there’s another little detail we would like to share with you about the covers. As it turns out, they will be reversible! If you prefer the Japanese front cover on your PS4 version – then we’ve got you covered too! If you prefer the PS4 design on your PS Vita case – then, you’ve guessed it!

But wait, there’s more! A reversible cover you say? But that means there is a back too – and we’ve really gone all out… we hope you will like the art we’ve chosen – it took many internal discussions, but we think the final result is well worth it!

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What about the box, we hear you cry?! We’ve kept the design very similar to the Japanese – but with a Marvelous twist! The artwork is now supersized to show off its incredible glory. Remember those swanky SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson boxes? These are the same size! If you are the keenest of collectors you might fancy pushing two boxes together for the full picture, or if you prefer switch a single box around for the equally delightful reverse. We couldn’t leave anyone without any of the characters! Here’s the prototype (quality not final):

Outer Box 2

Outer Box 1

And what’s inside? Well we’ve stepped up our game in this department too – we’ve trimmed a bit of fat, and if you are lucky enough to have secured a Bahonkas edition then you will find another addition! Or rather, a reduction! Don’t be surprised if you find Katsuragi peeking perversely at you as you delve into the goodies!

Outer Box with hole

Next up is the soundtrack! Again, we’ve kept to the original Japanese format of providing the larger case and even kept cuties Yagyu and Hibari on the front – on the inside we’ve opted to show more delicious artwork featuring all four academy leaders in their beach attire. You’ll be pleased to hear that we can share the final artwork of the CD sleeve and the CDs themselves, as well as the final track list. Here’s the whole shebang! We pushed really hard for as much content as possible – and the keen-eyed might notice a few little extras! We hope you enjoy!!

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DISC 1UD109

  1. SUNSHINE FES (Short Ver.)
  2. It’s Summer on the Shinobi Beach!
  3. Gazing at the Light of Dusk
  4. Silence of the Waves
  5. Defending the Festival Platforms
  6. Our School, Hanzō Academy!
  7. Nice of You to Come! Hebijo!
  8. Fascinating Gessen Girls’Academy
  9. Festival Resounds in the Mountains
  10. Splendor of Edo
  11. Sound Off! The Beating Soul
  12. Passionate Beach!
  13. Light and Silence
  14. Hot Snowscape
  15. Amusement Park of Candy
  16. Get Hot!
  17. Red Hot KAZAN
  18. Place of Prayer
  19. Sayuri’s Whim
  20. Fear, Anxiety, and Expectation
  21. Place that Fiery Hope in Your Heart
  22. Chatting with the Usual Friends
  23. The Meaning of the Festival
  24. Festival Platform Smash
  25. Always In Our Hearts
  26. Sad Musical Notes
  27. Relief Is Right Next Door
  28. The Trouble with Frenemies
  29. A Nonchalant Feeling
  30. BC Mask Theme
  31. Just a Biiiiiit
  32. Addicted to Shopping
  33. NATSUBI
  34. SUNSHINE FES (Instrumental)
  35. Stylish SHADOW
  36. Ayame Says Thank You Very Much!
  37. Shinobi Window Shopping
  38. Trick or Tr…ick?
  39. To Awaken My Friend
  40. Future of Resolution

DISC 2UD109

  1. Grandfather’s Wish
  2. My Vow
  3. Ready to Say Goodbye
  4. Je Suis La Ninja Japonaise
  5. Watch Me!
  6. To Show How You’ve Grown
  7. Grandma’s True Intentions
  8. The Quest of Hien’s Wielder
  9. A Nice, Simple, Head-to-Head Brawl!
  10. I’ll Definitely Protect You!
  11. Hibari is HI-BA-RI!
  12. First Step Toward Understanding
  13. Hope and Determination for Mother
  14. Indigo Murasaki’s True Feelings
  15. I Want My Desire to be Known
  16. In Order to Stay True to Myself
  17. Hurt Me Really, REALLY Bad
  18. Victory, Festival and Discord
  19. Slash on Through to Mastery!
  20. Bean Sprouts and My Seafood
  21. I Began to Feel it in My Heart
  22. Futsure’s Idea
  23. Pink Sadism
  24. The Meaning of Victory
  25. The Beauty Who Shaved Her Life
  26. To My Sisters
  27. Those Who Serve the Kagura
  28. Hanabi Goes Kaboom!
  29. Are You an Idiot?
  30. Old Priestess Who Risks Her Life
  31. Flower of the Festival Blooms
  32. To My Comrades
  33. The Reason Time Goes On
  34. Inferior Strength
  35. Today’s Enemy, Tomorrow’s Friend
  36. Sign of Strength
  37. Kunoichi Victory
  38. Naraku/True Kagura Victory

Another entirely new addition to these already “bursting to the brim” special editions – something to keep our very special art cards collated nicely: your very own ESTIVAL VERSUS envelope. It’s a little something – but we are always wanting to improve things and every little helps!

Envelope

And while we’re at it, we thought you would like to see the astounding art cards we’ve carefully chosen for you…

Art Cards

We’re confident that these pictures will provide you with much visual comfort over the coming years!

Next up, an update about the game itself! And we have been on quite the journey.
We have heard the cries about what’s happening with the patches and DLC and we finally are able to let everyone know what the deal is.

Patch
A patch will update the game to version 1.17 and will include all of the additional content, improvements and bug fixes that come with it. It’s worth mentioning that two of characters, Daidōji and Rin, which have previously been paid-for additions, are included for FREE!

Examples of free goodies added in the patch include new and exciting missions, more background illustrations for the Dressing Room, a load more accessories for your Shinobi and additional “Creative Finishers” that can be activated by defeating other Shinobi (or being defeated!) while standing next to certain points during gameplay. We have a few favourites in the office, and would love to know which ones are yours!

Paid Content
Other characters such as Ayame, Ayane, Naraku AND Kagura will also be available as paid downloadable content.

The release plans for paid content has yet to be finalised – but rest assured, we will be making this information available in the final ESTIVAL VERSUS Update, and through our social channels.

Expect much more content in the form of missions, costumes, SHINOVI VERSUS BGM tracks, accessories and hairstyles!

DLC Characters

Whilst on the topic of paid DLC, we regret to inform you that the Ikki Tousen characters (Sonsaku, Kan-u and Ryofu) will stay exclusive to the Japanese version. This means that they will not be purchasable or playable in the Western release of the game.

In order to maintain compatibility with the Japanese version, online players using Ikki Tousen characters against you will be presented with re-skinned versions of these characters. Please note that these re-skins won’t be available for sale either.

We understand this is very disappointing news, but sadly, due to international licensing issues, these characters could not be included. In the unlikely scenario that these licensing issues change we will endeavour to bring them over.

Moving onto something a bit more positive, we would like to show you how dedicated we are to bringing the glorious majesty of sweet, sweet Oppai to the western world. To that effect, we leave you with the barcodes that will decorate the outside packaging of the limited editions of the game. We relish the thought of Oppai delighting the many hands that will eventually deliver the final product to your door!

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Phew! That’s it for today! Itching for more? Remember that we’re one day closer to announcing a release date, and, by extension, to the release itself, so hold tight – the wait will be over soon!

As usual, remember that you can pre-order your game only on www.marvelousgames.com.

About no1phil

no1phil
PR Manager & Editor for XLC Gaming Network. I have been gaming since the ZX Spectrum days growing up through many generations of consoles. A bit of a jack of all trades when it comes to gaming genres. When I'm not either being shot at, dancing, scoring for the other team or racing I am trying to become a guitar God with Rocksmith 2014.