The title’s story revolves around the twin sisters Ryona and Ryobi, as well as Ryoki – the third and oldest sister who was thought to be dead. It is claimed that the Kagura Thousand-Year Festival is the source of Ryoki’s return.
Speaking of interesting characters showing up, Asuka’s grandmother, Sayuri, will be making her appearance in Estival Versus as a playable character! If you are familiar with the clothes-ripping mechanics of Senran Kagura you’ll know this could make for some hilarious and entertaining gameplay!
Promotional images have shown both an elderly version Sayuri as well as a much younger representation – leading fans to believe there will be some sort of transformation mechanic in place for her, or even the possibility of two different characters.
The gameplay in Estival Versus is comparable to that of a ‘Burst’ title, and not dissimilar from the ‘Musou’ genre. The basic principle is that players fight in a locked off 3D environment against a large amount of enemies, progressing forward once defeating them all. Something very similar to the ‘Pair Battle System’ which was welcomed by fans in Shinovi Versus will be making an appearance in the Estival Versus.
Senran Kagura Estival Versus includes online multiplayer for both PS4 (10 players) and PSVita (4 players).