XSEED Is Still Interested In Senran Kagura Burst

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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After discovering the English-text logo for Senran Kagura Burst, and XSEED’s integration with its parent company Marvelous AQL, there is raised interest for the company to look into the game’s localization. XSEED has looked into Senran Kagura Burst for a while.

XSEED’s Director of Publishing, Ken Berry, has discussed having more interest now in having a wider range for Marvelous’ games after the formation of Marvelous USA. Berry explains that he and his company always had a priority in seeing games by their parent company, but always had to decide if it is a game that XSEED should touch, or have headquarters in Japan give a game’s rights to another publisher. All decisions based on Marvelous’ actions, under XSEED’s acknowledgement, is made to best reflect the choices made by the entire international Marvelous group, not just in the US.

As for localizing Senran Kagura in particular, Ken Berry explains that XSEED is still looking into localizing the game out of popular demand. However, he calls it a “scary proposition” to deal with, knowing that Senran Kagura is incredibly risque in subject matter, and that the tolerance gaps between Japanese and American audiences differ greatly.

But if XSEED was able to release games of repugnant caliber like Corpse Party — and Americans have had their fill with raunchy content belonging to Duke Nukem or God of War — then something like Senran Kagura shouldn’t be as dangerous of a game; as long as they play their cards right and be mature about it.


And supportĀ Senran International Academy for those who are interested in seeing this game.

About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.

  • The social differences between Western and Eastern game producers is always a tricky subject when considering localizing their products… as we’ve seen with countless RPGs alone, though, it’s these same differences that create and define so many of the titles and franchises we love and support. It’ll be interesting to see what happens here with Senran Kagura.

  • I don’t get it; live-action porn is fine in the west, but hentai is taboo for being animated? Unless parents are now required to dope up daily, there’s no way a kid would “accidentally” see hentai. Also, the world had that debate in the 70’s, and it was called “Fritz the Cat.” People need to learn from history already.

  • Goose

    If this game gets localized, there’s going to be a lot of butthurt feminists that are going to take this game way too damn personally. As much as I would love this game localized, it’s going to get a lot of negative publicity.

    • Ibi Salmon

      I don’t recall many people complaining when the Dead or Alive Xtreme games came over. If those were allowed, I don’t see how this could start anything serious.

    • Goose

      DoAX was way before this influx of feminist BS. I think if another DoAX were to be released now, it would get a lot of flak. It’s strange though because DoA5 didn’t get any negative attention and that game is mostly fanservice, yet Dragon’s Crown gets flamed instead.

    • Ibi Salmon

      I’m still surprised by how that game is causing controversy. The game isn’t even released yet and it’s already controversial.

      In any case, you seem to refer to feminazis(a group so extreme that even feminists are embarrassed to be around). It is strange that DoA 5 didn’t get any negative attention.

      I guess it depends on what people are paying attention to.

  • I’d rather this crap stay in Japan. I’m all for a little ecchi now and then, (The contents of my hard drive prove that.) But there’s a line where it just gets eyerolling and stupid. Senran Kagura is past that line. Just my opinion.

    • Ibi Salmon

      It wouldn’t be the first game like this make it’s way over.

      It might be one of the few to actually have some decent gameplay, though.

  • OverlordG

    It’s like feminists are okay with blood, guts and erotic minigames from GoW but a simple series about big breasted kunoichi fighting each other is crossing the line? These people need to get their priorities straight and use their power to complain logically. Stop wasting time by complaining about EVERY SINGLE INSTANCE there is a supposed female indecency. I mean, the feminists haven’t stopped Dragon’s Crown or Hitman’s pointless nuns from getting released.

    I’ve only referred to feminists in this argument but ANY butt hurt group who wastes time bashing ecchi anime based games when so many other Western games have done far worse than what both the Senran Kagura anime and games ever did.