[UPDATED] Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni Confirmed For Western Release

Friday, July 8th, 2016

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PQube has confirmed (via Rice Digital) that they localizing the Marvelous yuri action game Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni exclusively for PS Vita for release in both North America and Europe this year.

Valkyrie Drive revolves around a group of women that are infected with the Armed Virus, that causes them to transform into weapons when aroused and these weapons can be used by other girls. It is developed by Meteorise and directed by Kenichiro Takaki, the director of IA/VT Colorful and the creator of the Senran Kagura series.

Here are some of the game’s features, outlined by Rice.

– When two girls get it on – one girl turns into a super weapon

– Wield your incredible pleasure powered weapons to take on hordes of enemies

– Ultra-fast hack and slash action with a focus on stylish aerial combos

– Power up your weapons by turning on your girlfriends

– Weapons can be levelled up in strength up to 15 times – getting bigger and more awesome looking every time

– Take your favourite girls into the dressing room and rub and touch to raise their levels

– Choose between 7 playable characters to master

– Return of the clothing destruction system – clothes get more ripped the more you fight

– 28 Story Missions to tackle – with high quality anime visuals

– Battle it out in arena based online multiplayer – up to 4 players

It’s worth noting, there is no mention of whether the game will be getting a physical release or whether it changes will be made to the game during localizing. Additionally, the translator of Steins;Gate, Reading Steiner, is working on the project as translator as confirmed via this tweet.

Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni released in Japan last December and is coming to North America and Europe this year for PS Vita.

[UPDATE]: We have reached out to PQube about the release date of Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni. Here is their reply:

I can’t give you an exact date right now, but I can say we’re actually quite far along in the process already and it’ll be arriving sooner than later.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any further developments.

About Joseph Puntschart

A university student who loves niche games and desires for them to be more fairly represented in the world. Favourite games include Persona 4 Golden, Super Mario Galaxy, Kingdom Hearts II and IA/VT Colorful. Hopes that one day a Japanese publisher will take the risk and make a Yaoi ecchi game. Think Valkyrie Drive with guys and you're on the right lines.

  • Miqubi

    Jiggliness awaits!

  • Adachi

    Based PQube coming thru for fans yet again.

  • Daymon

    Not a game for me, but great news for those who are excited for it. It’s always good news to hear something so niche is headed west.

  • kerbastrar2

    Gotta hand it to PQube. They see an opening made visible by the anti-censorship rhetoric that Nintendo and NISA spawned, and they are putting out all the stops

  • Morgan “The Retro Goat” Hench

    If ya can, ask about a physical release. I’m pretty excited about this, and it’d be awesome to have a physical copy.

  • MusouTensei

    I don’t think it will be censored, they didn’t censor Gal*Gun DP and answered to that question on Twitter with “Do we look like we would censor such gloriousness?” Also on of the translators denies any censorship as well.
    Also since the 1st leak about this release came from a retailer, I think we will get a physical release. If not I will have to get a bigger memcard.

  • Mr0303

    Thank you, Takaki! Man, PQube have been on a roll recently. Given that they didn’t censor Gal Gun I doubt they’ll do anything to Valkyrie Drive. The news being spread by Rice Digital gives me hope for a physical edition.

  • Paychi

    I can’t wait to give PQube more money!!

  • Wolfe

    I do not own a Vita. But I will purchase this out of support. Bravo, PQube.