Today Marvelous Entertainment released a large batch of screenshots and artwork of its upcoming third person shooter Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash.
We get to see the return of Senran kagura’s finishers, that showcase various poses depending on the defeated opponent and on the water gun used. Getting a finishers will give you a “finisher bonus” that will increase your skill cost recharge speed for a certain time.
We also get the introduction of the girls of Homura’s Crimson Squad (Homura, Yomi, Hikage, Mirai and Haruka), and Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy (Miyabi, Murasaki, Imu, Ryobi and Ryona), all returning from previous games of the series.
And yes, if you’re wondering Ryobi is playable in both forms with small and large breasts, before and after her Shinobi transformation. Talk about attention to detail.
We also get to see five types of water guns:
Sniper Rifles fire a very focused stream of water at a long range. While they have a high consumption of the water gauge, they’re very powerful.
Single Handguns have a low consumption of the water gauge, and even if it’s almost exhausted, they don’t lose much power. Since they can fire in an arc trajectory, you can shoot over obstacles and hit opponents from hiding.
Twin Handguns fire two streams at the same time, and have a wide aim range, low water consumption and don’t lose much power when the water gauge runs out.
Shower guns spray water pretty much like a shower head, can do a lot of damage thanks to the continuous stream, but they have very short range.
Spray Guns are basically your water-based light machine gun. They have a continuous stream as long as you hold the trigger pressed, but water gauge consumption is very high.
Water guns aren’t the only weapon, as you can also use melee attacks. They are difficult to time right and they have very short range, but if you pull them off, you can deal heavy damage.
Since the use of Shinobi arts is forbidden during the tournament, they’re replaced by collectible cards (the press release calls them just cards, but in a previous article on Famitsu they were called “Big Boobs HyperCards”).
There are three kinds of card, weapon, skill and Otomo, and the full deck includes 810 cards each with a beautiful Senran Kagura illustration.
Once activated, skill cards can have several effects like lowering the attack power of opponents, or restoring the energy of an ally. You can equip six at the same time.
Otomo cards summon a support Otomo that can provide additional cover fire, healing and more. You can equip three at the same time, for a total of ten cards if you count skill cards and one for weapons.
Cards are obtained via booster packs that can be purchased in game with money you earn during matches or by clearing challenges. Each booster pack includes ten cards.
They can be used once your skill cost gauge has grown enough. They’re powerful, but since they can be used only once in each match, you should decide carefully on the timing.
They’re ranked by rarity as N (Normal), R (Rare), SR (Super Rare), SSR (Super-Super Rare) and UR (Ultra Rare). Super Rare and up also have a voice line associated with them. They also can be leveled up by combining them.
Last, but not least, we get a first look at some of the stages, including a pirate ship and more. They’re full of obstacles and elevated areas that you can use to your advantage.
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash will release in Japan on March 16th, with a western release also coming, but no further details have been provided about that.