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!
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.
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!
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):
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!
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!!
- SUNSHINE FES (Short Ver.)
- It’s Summer on the Shinobi Beach!
- Gazing at the Light of Dusk
- Silence of the Waves
- Defending the Festival Platforms
- Our School, Hanzō Academy!
- Nice of You to Come! Hebijo!
- Fascinating Gessen Girls’Academy
- Festival Resounds in the Mountains
- Splendor of Edo
- Sound Off! The Beating Soul
- Passionate Beach!
- Light and Silence
- Hot Snowscape
- Amusement Park of Candy
- Get Hot!
- Red Hot KAZAN
- Place of Prayer
- Sayuri’s Whim
- Fear, Anxiety, and Expectation
- Place that Fiery Hope in Your Heart
- Chatting with the Usual Friends
- The Meaning of the Festival
- Festival Platform Smash
- Always In Our Hearts
- Sad Musical Notes
- Relief Is Right Next Door
- The Trouble with Frenemies
- A Nonchalant Feeling
- BC Mask Theme
- Just a Biiiiiit
- Addicted to Shopping
- SUNSHINE FES (Instrumental)
- Stylish SHADOW
- Ayame Says Thank You Very Much!
- Shinobi Window Shopping
- Trick or Tr…ick?
- To Awaken My Friend
- Future of Resolution
- Grandfather’s Wish
- My Vow
- Ready to Say Goodbye
- Je Suis La Ninja Japonaise
- Watch Me!
- To Show How You’ve Grown
- Grandma’s True Intentions
- The Quest of Hien’s Wielder
- A Nice, Simple, Head-to-Head Brawl!
- I’ll Definitely Protect You!
- Hibari is HI-BA-RI!
- First Step Toward Understanding
- Hope and Determination for Mother
- Indigo Murasaki’s True Feelings
- I Want My Desire to be Known
- In Order to Stay True to Myself
- Hurt Me Really, REALLY Bad
- Victory, Festival and Discord
- Slash on Through to Mastery!
- Bean Sprouts and My Seafood
- I Began to Feel it in My Heart
- Futsure’s Idea
- Pink Sadism
- The Meaning of Victory
- The Beauty Who Shaved Her Life
- To My Sisters
- Those Who Serve the Kagura
- Hanabi Goes Kaboom!
- Are You an Idiot?
- Old Priestess Who Risks Her Life
- Flower of the Festival Blooms
- To My Comrades
- The Reason Time Goes On
- Inferior Strength
- Today’s Enemy, Tomorrow’s Friend
- Sign of Strength
- Kunoichi Victory
- 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!
And while we’re at it, we thought you would like to see the astounding art cards we’ve carefully chosen for you…
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.