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Marvelous says there are no plans to localize Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura

The creator of the Senran Kagura series said he wanted to release Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura outside of Japan, but as of right now, it looks like that might not be happening. Marvelous has stated that Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura is currently only planned for release in Japan. If you want to see this change, hit up Marvelous on Twitter and let them know!

Thanks to Sephi24 for the heads up!

UPDATE - Here's another statement from Marvelous on the status of the game, just for clarity.

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Fri Nov 24 17 12:05am
Rating: 7 (Updated 3 times)

I don't see how, considering they aren't modeled after, nor intended to represent, any actual girls IRL, much less little ones.

Not pointing any fingers, but I feel that a disturbing inability to mentally separate the real from the fantastical has slowly become a big issue in those that judge the "appropriateness" of entertainment media.
It's freakouts over content like this that eventually lead to slippery-slope-censorship, which is something that I don't think any of us here want to see...

I mean, it's a different story if such things aren't to one's taste artistically-speaking, but a lot of people seem to have this drawn conclusion that if you like the mere look of underage females in fantasy, you are prone to desiring kids and underaged girls IRL, which is rarely if ever true, let alone fair.

A lot of the anime community, not to mention the art community and others like them, gets a bad rap from judgemental none-anime-etc-fans due to such things, and it makes me a sad monkey, because most of us are more than capable of proper moral separation of our likes in fantasy and our likes in reality.
We know and appreciate the differences, the rights and wrongs, of each. And it's painful to be accused of criminal mindsets due to tastes in fantasy media...

The game appears to be just virtually touching moaning young girls so... probably for the best...? It’s one thing to be boobs on top of actual gameplay, but this is a bit much.

vonter
Thu Nov 23 17 05:49pm
Rating: 1

But dat HD feedback.

HD Rumble is the only reason i want this game..... >.>

Fri Nov 24 17 12:05am
Rating: 7 (Updated 3 times)

I don't see how, considering they aren't modeled after, nor intended to represent, any actual girls IRL, much less little ones.

Not pointing any fingers, but I feel that a disturbing inability to mentally separate the real from the fantastical has slowly become a big issue in those that judge the "appropriateness" of entertainment media.
It's freakouts over content like this that eventually lead to slippery-slope-censorship, which is something that I don't think any of us here want to see...

I mean, it's a different story if such things aren't to one's taste artistically-speaking, but a lot of people seem to have this drawn conclusion that if you like the mere look of underage females in fantasy, you are prone to desiring kids and underaged girls IRL, which is rarely if ever true, let alone fair.

A lot of the anime community, not to mention the art community and others like them, gets a bad rap from judgemental none-anime-etc-fans due to such things, and it makes me a sad monkey, because most of us are more than capable of proper moral separation of our likes in fantasy and our likes in reality.
We know and appreciate the differences, the rights and wrongs, of each. And it's painful to be accused of criminal mindsets due to tastes in fantasy media...

Not a big fan of anime/manga, are you? :D

shadowbuster
Thu Nov 23 17 06:14pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

Wel, guess ill have to buy the jap version, then...

fiendcode
Thu Nov 23 17 06:15pm
Rating: 3

Uh, it’s okay Japan, you can keep this one.

Yeah, looking at this game on the JPN eShop (as I had enough credit) it seems like one of the dumbest ideas for a video game on the planet ($10 for an HD rumble demo that's rather strange)

Wasn't there supposed to be a Senran Pinball game coming out soon, that Peach Ball game? That also looked strange but like the main series it also looked fun to play and therefore I'm willing to import that day one. I always love pinball.

I suppose one could buy it from the japanese E-Shop.

Cannot say I'm surprised. Culture controversy aside this game just does not seem to be one that's going to not go far in much of any market.

Let me ask you. What made the VHS won the videocassette format wars? Hint: It rhymes with corn.

Also like that industry a series can subsist with a more humble return than a AAA game and without loot crates since these games must be cheap to make.

This game probably has its own version of loot crates called boob crates. :P

Well... if you buy all the currently available DLC, it would cost you about 5000 yen (base game is 1000 yen, one DLC is a new girl for 1000 yen, the rest are costumes).

I suppose it's bad for completionists, yet those are still cosmetic items. Like with a real girl, will you buy her everything? (joking)

Haha. I agree. :P
Also, you know what you pay for, it's not "pay two dollars and *hope* to get that sexy dress and not the full body teddy pajamas". :O

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There's absolutely no reason why this shouldn't be localized.
There are many fans of the series in the west.
I'm pretty sure it's gonna happen eventually.
Hopefully they keep it the same SKU so the JP version gets english too.

Fri Nov 24 17 07:35am
(Updated 1 time)

These games (not only the SK Franchise) currently facing big problems outside of Japan. Peach Beach Splash was nearly banned in Australia and resfused to see a rating here in Germany. As an example, the time Senran Kagura 2 was released here it was rated 12, PBS is now rated 18. But this game still have a slight story. Shinobi Reffle is pure fanservice. The purpose of the game is grabbing a High School girl. While I don‘t have a problem with that in this case here since it is Senran Kagura, totally over the top, Shinobi Refle could face huge problems most likely everywhere. Releasing such a game when everyone is so sensitive towards such themes, it‘s a no brainer for Marvelous to held this title back. If it isn‘t for a high age rating it clearly is because of the backlash from society. Won‘t blame them if they refuse ti bring Refle to us.

donzaloog
Thu Nov 23 17 09:04pm
Rating: 1

I hope somebody does bring it to the West because there is a market for it. If not that it will be fun to see the so called sex positive feminists expose their hypocrisy.

asrialys
Thu Nov 23 17 11:13pm
(Updated 2 times)

The rights holders, or publishers, probably have the final say, someone over there just needs to put in an English patch for the Japanese game...

Then they can keep it on the Japanese eShop all they want...

English subs are more than enough for me. And I don't think it would be a big job from the looks of it.

Of course they won't. It's a no-brainer. I'm pretty Marvellous has TV and an internet connection and they clearly know what's what.

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