Today Marvelous Entertainment released a batch of screenshots of its upcoming third person shooter Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash.
We learn that among the ten different types of water guns, each has two different firing modes. Effect and power are different for every mode, so the player is encouraged to switch between them according to the situation.
Assault rifles have a full auto mode, that can deliver a continuous stream but wastes water easily. Their alternate mode fires only three shots that deal higher damage, and use water more efficiently.
Shotguns can hit on a wide angle at short range, causing high damage, or they can shoot multiple homing bullets that will automatically track your opponents. They are highly precise, but deal low damage.
Grenade launchers have rebounding grenades that can be used to hit enemies in cover, and a second type that explodes instantly on contact.
Rocket launchers have a high speed unguided rocket that can hit multiple targets if aimed correctly. Alternatively they can fire three guided rockets that are slower and deal less damage
Sniper rifles come with a high power mode that has a narrow lock angle, but deal high damage on target. The auto-aim mode has a wide locking angle, allowing to hit enemies easier, but damage is halved.
Single handguns have a single shoot mode that prevents waste of water, but needs to be aimed carefully, and a full-burst mode that keep hitting enemies until you run out of bullets.
Twin handguns let you select a mode with fewer bullets but higher power, that deal great damage if aimed accurately. Alternatively, you can shoot a higher number of bullets with lower power each.
Spray guns have a spread mode that lets you damage a group of enemies at short distance, and a static mode that create a static fog that damages enemies that enter it.
Gatling guns can either shoot a high volume of bullets with lower power, to saturate an area with water, or a lower volume of bullets that deal high damage each.
Shower guns has a linear mode that lets you focus fire on a single enemy, or a diffusion mode that lets you damage multiple adversaries on a wider angle.
On top of that, we see the effects of the “wet power-up” feature. When a player gets soaked by a certain amount of water, she will enter “wet power-up” mode and will be able to shoot without consuming water for a set period. Of course, focusing fire on an enemy might also grant them the same effect, causing a continuously changing situation. In addition to that, it’s also possible to shoot your allies in order to grant them the power-up, at the expense of your own water reserve.
We also get a look at the in-game store, that lets you purchase card packs, costumes, accessories. hairstyles, avatar icons, in-game system voices, stamps and much more. You can even select your favorite character to be the store clerk in order to see her wearing a sexy apron and very little else, when you make your purchases.
If you want to see more, you can check out the first five guns in more gameplay videos, and the second group of five, on top of a whopping 20 minutes of gameplay filmed at a recent demo eventm, and a recent trailer.
You can also read our our interview with Producer Kenichiro Takaki-san himself.
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash will launch in Japan on March 16th, with a western release also announced, but no actual details on when it will be.