North America publisher XSEED Games has announced that their upcoming Nintendo 3DS sequel to the original Senran Kagura game, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, has gone gold and has a finalized release date: September 15.
Once again showcasing the series' trademark high-flying, clothes-ripping battle mechanics, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson follows the events of original game, sending all 12 of the original cast members on another supernatural martial arts adventure through modern Japan. For the first time in the series, shinobi can fight in pairs, covering each other's backs and combining special techniques as needed, or fight alone to give their partners time to recover after bouts of intense combat. One player can control both team members, switching back and forth at will, or two players can fight side by side in local or online co-op mode.
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To celebrate the announcement, XSEED Games also announced the original game, Senran Kagura: Burst, will be on sale for $19.99 (from its original price of $29.99) from now until the day before the sequel's release, September 14. Those who have save data from the original game will recieve Ikaruga's brother Murasame as a playable character for free, with newcomers being able to purchase the character via DLC for $4.99 in-game.
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson will be released on September 15 in North America, with the European release set for release sometime during Fall 2015. In North America the game will be available both digitally for $39.99 on the Nintendo eShop, as well as in a limited quantity "Double D Edition" physical release for $49.99 which includes two music discs containing a total of 60 tracks representing the game's entire score and the game itself.