Senran Kagura Estival Versus is Heading to Steam and Long Awaited DLC is Coming

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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Via press release it has been announced that Senran Kagura: Estival  Versus is coming to Steam. That is big news in and of itself but it has also been revealed that the long awaited  Ikki Tousen DLC is coming to the game on all platforms.  Sun Ce, Lu Bu, and Guan Yu will finally become playable characters  in North American version of the game via this DLC.

You can find more details in the full press release below:

First Home Console Release in the Buxom Beat-’em-up Series Sees Windows PC Version this Spring; Long-Awaited ‘Ikki Tousen’ DLC to Release Simultaneously for all Platforms
Torrance, Calif. — February 13, 2017 — XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS, the latest iteration and first home console release in its beloved busty brawler series, is headed to Windows PC via Steam®. Slated to release this March, the Windows PC version of ESTIVAL VERSUS will launch with the game’s long-awaited crossover DLC pack featuring characters from the Battle Vixens manga and anime series, also known outside of North America as Ikki Tousen.
Ikki Tousen characters Sun Ce, Lu Bu, and Guan Yu will finally become playable characters as premium DLC across all of the game’s platforms, which include the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, and Windows PC versions. The addition of the three battle vixens is sure to spice things up near the one-year anniversary of the game’s console debut.
In SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS, a mystical phenomenon transports the nubile ninjas of the titular series to a parallel dimension to face off against their rivals in a new kind of battle. In this strange world – which resembles a sunny, sandy island paradise – the girls are thrown for another loop as they encounter departed loved ones and ultimately have to decide if they can bear to part from them a second time. The Windows PC version of ESTIVAL VERSUS follows successful Steam® releases of previous entries in the SENRAN KAGURA series, including SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS and SENRAN KAGURA Bon Appétit! – Full Course.

With over twenty-five playable characters, making this the biggest roster in the series’ history, SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS boasts more moves, more story, more attitude, and more destruction online with matches that can support up to 10 players (Windows PC and PS4™ system versions only; “PSVita” system supports up to 4 players). All of the series’ previous Shinobi girls return with a host of upgraded moves to master, and new playable characters offer more challenges to conquer, along with a story that’s equal parts sexy and shocking, serious and scandalous, busty and bouncy.
The faithful adaptation to PC has been handled by the original developers at Marvelous Inc. and Tamsoft, with added Steamworks support including Steam Achievements, leaderboards, cloud saves, and trading cards. XSEED Games will be publishing SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS on Windows PC via Steam® this March. The title is currently available as a limited “Endless Summer” physical release for the PS4™ and “PSVita” systems, while the digital release of the game is available on the PlayStation®Store. The Windows PC version of this title is not rated by the ESRB. The PS4™ and “PSVita” system versions have been rated “M for Mature.”
More details on the game can be found at the product website For more information on XSEED Games products, please visit Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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  • Visci

    Man, I (and many others) hoped that this would happen, so I couldn’t be more happy. I didn’t even expect that the Ikki Tousen DLC will be released in the West too, but it sure is nice.

    Also, I approve of the usage of best girl for the preview picture.

  • Miqubi

    My hope and dreams finally realised

  • Fiona

    Alright! The wait is finally over!

  • NegativeZero

    I had already given up hope on getting the Ikkitousen characters.

    Why the Chinese names though, rather than the Japanese transliterations of them? Is it some weird artifact of the official translation?

    • Brandon Ridley

      The licensing issues maybe. Marvelous JP shared rights of the series because they developed games for them. The Ikki Tousen games never made it here. And the anime licensors had the rights to the characters in name as Hakufu Sonsaku, Ryofu Housen, and Kan’u Unchou. By going with the Romance of the Three Kingdoms names of Sun Ce, Lu Bu, and Guan Yu, they can use the models and images, but not the names.

      That’s my take on it anyways. Could be wrong.

    • Lazeegai

      I think you’re right for the most part but I believe theres more to it. In Japan there are royalties that was significantly different than US/Europe royalties. They need more earning to pay off many of their individual pays. Just think Micheal J. Fox. He still get royalties from “Back to the Future” made almost 40 years ago.

      But other than that its nice to hear that they are trying their damnest.

    • NegativeZero

      The Royalties thing would make sense if it was a problem getting hold of the voice actors, but Marvelous / Tamsoft should have had an existing contract for the license itself. My assumption was that the issue was more with the fact the US licenses were in multiple places making it a bit of a nightmare. The manga license is still held firmly in the skeletal grasp of Tokyopop’s shambling corpse, the original JC Staff anime license was lifted off the remains of Geneon by Funimation, and the subsequent anime seasons by Arms are licensed by Media Blasters. I bet no one had time or money to track down exactly who owned what and which of them XSeed needed to talk to to get the right licenses, or someone involved was refusing to come to the party.

    • NegativeZero

      It would be hilarious if they were able to work around copyright issues by just using the Chinese names. But that also seems pretty plausible.

  • Mr0303

    The Ikki Tousen characters may be the only DLC that I won’t get for this game, but good for those who wanted them.

  • Kotori Bird

    Will be a SteamOS version too? :’c