Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is a game for the PlayStation Vita. It was released in North America on October 14, 2014, and on October 15, 2014 in Europe.
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is an action 3D hack and slash often compared to the Dynasty Warriors franchise. It has ten new characters in addition to the characters introduced in Senran Kagura Burst, bringing the roster to 20 playable characters. Suzune and Daidouji will be DLC characters. PlayStation TV is supported.
The physical copy will be a limited edition run: "There will also be a Limited run “Let’s Get Physical” Edition bursting with a 144-page art + strategy guide, and a 39-track musical selections disc, all in a shiny foil collector’s box. So if you want your copy in the flesh, make sure to pre-order!"
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is an action game. Each character have a light (square) and heavy (triangle) attack. They can also dash (circle), jump (X), and defend (R1). When a ninja scroll is obtained, either through items or fighting, the character can transform into their shinobi form by pressing L1, which completely restores their health and allows access to secret ninja arts, though the use of them consumes ninja scrolls.
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Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus immediately follows the events of Senran Kagura Burst, revisiting the fierce rivalry between the girls of Hanzō National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenary strike team known as the Homura's Crimson Squad. In addition to their old adversaries, the Hanzō girls must also face a whole new set of foes: the students of Gessen Girls’ Academy, who seek to punish them for their imperfections as shinobi warriors. Meanwhile, a new class is in session at Hebijo, and these students mean business: they oppose all three of the competing factions and will stop at nothing to be the last shinobi squad standing – even if it means leaving broken bodies and shattered dreams in their wake.
- Hanzō National Academy
Through constant battles with their Hebijo rivals, the girls of Hanzō National Academy forged lifelong friendships – not only with each other as a team, but with their rivals as competitors and equals. Six months ago, the Hanzō girls scored a decisive victory, defeating the Hebijo Elites and driving them into hiding. Since then, peace has reigned at Hanzō National Academy, and the girls have devoted themselves to their training. But the times of peace are about to end, as new threats and old are about to converge in a battle royale the likes of which the shinobi world has
- Homura’s Crimson Squad
For reasons of their own, the five former Hebijo Elites chose to let their school burn rather than defend it to the death. Six months later, they continue to pay for that decision. Together on the run, they live as renegades, eking out a menial living by day, keeping one eye open every night. With their school rebuilt and out for blood, it’s only a matter of time before they face their final reckoning.
- Gessen Girls’ Academy
The shinobi students of the Gessen Girls’ Academy pride themselves on strict discipline and purity of spirit. Their five Elites are all adopted children of the infamous shinobi Kurokage, who fought to purge all evil from the world. Devoted to his dream, these five noble souls wield their light to burn away darkness – by any means necessary.
- Hebijo Girls’ Academy
Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy was renowned throughout the criminal underworld for its ruthless spies and vicious assassins – until the school burned down in a terrible battle six months ago. Now, from the old school’s smoke and ashes, a new leader emerges. Her followers hail from all corners of the shinobi world, each one proud in her own way to call herself "evil." Their first mission: Hunt down the school’s former Elites, punish their failure and betrayal, and restore the name of Hebijo to its former glory.
There are twenty playable Shinovi are available. Rin and Daidouji will eventually be available to purchase on the PlayStation Store: