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Senran Kagura Peach Ball will not be censored in the West

Get ready to have a ball

There seems to have been a wave of censorship lately in games, which has caused fans to worry that their favorite upcoming titles are going to be tweaked beyond recognition from their original Japanese release. That is not the case with Senran Kagura Peach Ball. Marvelous has confirmed that the localized version will not be censored, and is content-complete with the Japanese release.

Senran Kagura Peach Ball getting retail release through Amazon as well

It's good to have options

We originally heard that Senran Kagura Peach Ball was going to get a retail release through XSEED and Marvelous' online store, but it appears there's going to be one more option. Amazon currently has a listing for the game, and it's complete with temporary cover art and screens. Feel free to hop over and lock in your preorder now!

SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball Confirmed for North America

Senran Kagura goes full-tilt

Torrance, Calif. – April 5, 2019 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the publisher will be bringing the frantic pinball and playful fun of SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball, the latest entry in the genre-spanning SENRAN KAGURA franchise, to North America for the Nintendo Switch™ system this summer. The title will be available digitally in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch and with a limited physical release available for pre-order at XSEED Games’ online store and other select retailers, both priced at $39.99.

Clothes-shredding brawlers, rhythmic cooking contests, sunny water gun fights, massage therapy – what’s left for the shinobi students of SENRAN KAGURA to try? Well, there’s always pinball! However, Haruka’s “experiments,” conveniently located in the local arcade, have once again caused havoc for the girls. This time, her concoction has mentally turned some of her fellow shinobi into animals. The only way to reverse the effects is by using the mystical Peach Ball, which just so happens to fit perfectly in a pinball machine.

Plunge into this new adventure and flip, bump, spin, or ricochet the Peach Ball into the confused shinobi to return them to their normal selves. With customizable tables, special minigames, a story mode, and fan-favorite additional modes including diorama mode and the Dressing Room, SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball is set to be one of the hottest pinball games yet.

About SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball

So...this is going to take some explaining. Haruka, the mad scientist of Homura’s Crimson Squad, is up to her usual experiments again, brewing up mysterious concoctions with unknown effects. Unfortunately for her fellow shinobi, she’s chosen the local arcade she works at as her laboratory, storing her experiments in the bathroom. After an accidental outbreak infects five of her shinobi friends, she learns that her latest concoction can transform those exposed it into animals, at least mentally.

Now, with Asuka, Yumi, Yomi, Ryona, and Murasaki causing wild havoc in and around the arcade, Haruka has devised a way to return these shinobi to their senses – the mystical Peach Ball. Applied to a subject’s body repeatedly, with the proper vibrational force, it can undo the effects of her experiment. Conveniently, it’s just the right size for a pinball table. Now all Haruka needs is a skilled assistant to operate the table, bopping each shinobi girl with the ball until she comes around.

SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball is developed by HONEY∞PARADE GAMES, Inc. and will be published by XSEED Games for Nintendo Switch™ in North America this summer. The title will be available digitally in the Nintendo eShop and with a limited physical release available for pre-order at XSEED Games’ online store and select retailers for $39.99. This title is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB on Nintendo Switch™.

Senran Kagura creator talks about the Peach Ball presentation shutdown fiasco, says there's a 'good chance' the next Senran Kagura series will hit Switch

Senran Kagura series producer Kenichiro Takaki recently sat down with Inside-Games to talk about all things Senran Kagura. The interview started off with a snippet about the craziness that went on with the first big Peach Ball: Senran Kagura presentation.

For those who don't remember, the presentation featured both gameplay and real-life women who were scantily-clad. At one point, it seems things got too risque, and the presentation was shut down by YouTube. Takaki looks back on the experience in the snippet below.

“We did try to be careful not to get banned, but ended up getting banned in the end… which really isn’t good, but it made me a little happy [laughs]. When we got the ban people on Twitter were like ‘they got banned lol’ so then others were like ‘what, what?’ and then the viewer count for the side that didn’t get banned over at NicoNico went up a lot [laughs].”

Peach Ball wasn't the first Senran Kagura game on Switch, and it appears it wont be the last. When asked if the next Senran Kagura series would come to Switch, Takaki offered up the following.

“I can’t say anything concrete for now, but yeah, there’s a good chance.”

Peach Ball: Senran Kagura × Animate Cafe collaboration revealed

I guess cafe collaborations to promote Peach Ball: Senran Kagura are going to be a reoccurring thing! The second Peach Ball: Senran Kagura cafe collaboration has been announced, and it's being held at Animate Cafe locations. The collab kicks off Jan. 17th, 2019 and runs to Feb. 26th, 2019. Just as last time, there will be Senran Kagura-themed drinks, meals, and special merch to grab. Check out all the goodies here!

Peach Ball: Senran Kagura - DLC set 4 footage

The 4th DLC set for Peach Ball: Senran Kagura released in Japan recently, and we ran through what the pack offered in an earlier post. Now we have some footage of the content to check out!

Peach Ball: Senran Kagura - DLC set 4 now available

A new DLC pack has been made available for Peach Ball: Senran Kagura. Here's what the DLC pack includes.

- two costumes, each in 5 different colors
- "Showgirl Hat" and "Showgirl Stick" items
- "Miwaku's pose" and "Gurusatsu pose" motion dioramas
- 5 different ball designs

Check out more screens here

Peach Ball: Senran Kagura promotional event being held at SEGA Collabocafe

Two SEGA Collabocafe locations in Japan are going to be promoting the recently-released Peach Ball: Senran Kagura in a multi-faceted campaign. Those who attend the events, which are being held in Dec. and Jan., will have all sorts of goodies to check out. Each location will have a special menu available with Senran Kagura-themed drinks, along with special coasters and can badges. There will also be a variety of merchandise for customers to purchase, as well as a lottery to enter. The grand prize for the lottery is a Peach Ball: Senran Kagura poster autographed by the voice actors from the game!

Peach Ball: Senran Kagura sold out at multiple retailers in Japan

Looks like Peach Ball: Senran Kagura is a hit in Japan. We know that first-day sales were 40% of the initial stock, which was definitely a good sign. Now we're hearing that smaller retailers have completely sold out of the game. On top of that, larger retailers have sold out of the Limited Edition bundle. This includes both their retail and online options.

Japan - Day 1 sales for Fortnite, Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz, and Peach Ball: Senran Kagura

We're back with another set of data on the Japanese retail side of things. Here's a breakdown of day-one sales for a handful of titles that just launched.

Fortnite

- 20%
- Switch version sold more

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz

- 30%
- somewhat low debut, but not unexpected for the Jake Hunter series
- PlayStation 4 version sold more

Peach Ball: Senran Kagura

- 40%
- decent debut