CONFIRMED: XSEED Announces Senran Kagura Burst for North America

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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There you have it. XSEED has confirmed Senran Kagura Burst for North America. It’s headed to the eShop on Nintendo 3DS this Fall. It features two games in one, including a remake of the original Senran Kagura (Skirting Shadows). The voice-acting in the game will be Japanese with English subtitles.

Here’s official word from XSEED:

[ Will you be attending Hanzo Academy or Hebijo Academy? ]

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We are excited to announce Senran Kagura Burst for the 3DS for the Nintendo eShop! This 2-in-1 side-scrolling beat ’em up about the lives of two competing Shinobi Academies for girls has been widely requested by fans ever since its release in Japan, and now it’s coming stateside. Are you excited?

Get ready to learn the true way of the Shinobi Fall 2013!

And here’s the game’s official English Debut Trailer:


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XSEED seems to be teasing something mysterious, and they’re certainly not giving us much to base speculations on. Recently, the official XSEED Games Twitter tweeted this image:

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Don’t worry, you’re not crazy and there’s nothing wrong with your monitor. That is just a beige/off-white square. Obviously there is tons of room for speculation about what XSEED could be teasing with this post, and as of now they have yet to comment on the image. However, given recent events, it’s not unreasonable to suspect that this may be a teaser for a Senran Kagura title.

Towards the end of last month, XSEED registered the domain “”. This is telling, since the Senran Kagura games revolve around Hanzo Academy,  a school which trains promising young girls in the art of ninjutsu. While there are several Senran Kagura games, it’s most likely that Senran Kagura Burst: The Crimson Girls for the Nintendo 3DS or Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus: The Girls’ Proof for the Vita will be localized.

If you’re looking to know more about the Senran Kagura series, be sure to check out Senran International Academy, a member of the oprainfall Campaign Hub which hopes to see the games localized for North America.

Let us know in the comments what you think XSEED might be teasing, and your thoughts on what you hope it is or isn’t!

  • Andrew Arndt

    im still getingrhe japanes verison the west veirson will be cut to hell probly if it is id buy it still thoe

    • Andy Na

      XSEED says there’s no censorship at all. And it’s T-rated according to the ESRB.

    • Andrew Arndt

      will see thoe i need it forthe EU thoe i have the japanese one already i have a US 3ds to

    • Ethan L

      Your grammar is terrifying…

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  • Grant Mortenson II

    Awww, eshop only? I was hoping for one of those XSEED premium editions, especially for a Nintendo system. Think they’ll make it happen?

    • handsomejack47

      The game looks too “niche-y” to get a mainstream release, sadly.

    • Tara

      XSEED recently stated they’re likely gonna be sticking with eShop only for the 3DS for the forseeable future. They’re only doing Rune Factory 4 as a physical release because they know there’s sufficient demand.

  • Dude

    I’ll go with a meh here. They should’ve gone with the Vita version… which I already own, so whatever 😛

    Hopefully the game won’t be retail priced on the eshop, that’d suck balls. For now it’s on my maybe list… far down on my maybe list.

  • James Best

    This is why I love you, XSeed.

  • Roberto Ruiz Contreras

    I’ll buy it, doesnt matter the cost.

  • davidvinc

    It’s not a turn based JRPG? No thanks.

  • Goose


    • Bakuryukun

      Hey now, that’s not nice. That does nobody any favors.

  • Johnathan Katz

    My body is ready.

  • Bakuryukun

    hahaha excellent.

  • An Tran

    Woohoo! Now if only Sega would bring over Project Mirai 2 in this way, I’ll be happy and complain slightly less about region-lock. Will this be $40 or $30 like Unchained Blades?

  • Neil

    No physical copy no buy, eventhough I want this game that’s my policy as I hate digital content.

    • gaming is going to suck for you in a few years.

    • R. Butler

      In a few years? It probably sucks for him/her right now XD
      Honestly, the only difference between a GOOD digital download (NOT shovelware from, say, EA or whatnot loaded with bloated malware disguised as DRM) and a physical copy is the absence of a disk.

  • Violetwisp

    Wow, I honestly didn’t think this could ever get localized. Good on you XSEED, even if it is download only.

  • Ethan L


  • WAT.