Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Kenichiro Takaki talks Dekamori Senran Kagura

The surprising announcement of a cooking rhythm game spin-off for the Senran Kagura series announcement surprised many. Due for release on the 20th March, with it being a downloadable only title it may make its way west so its worth keeping an eye on (especially if Burst on the 3DS does well enough) Famitsu recently caught up with series producer Kenichiro Takaki for an interview on the quirky title

Famitsu begins by asking why it was decided to make it a download-only title for PlayStation Vita:
This will be part of the challenging plan of creating our first spin-off title. So rather than starting off with a physical version and selling it at a high price, we decided to sell it a price where it can be purchased in a lighthearted manner,” explains Takaki. “Since we’re holding down the price, I believe that some people who are thinking ‘maybe I should try it out,’ will have a higher chance of doing so, which is one of the possibilities I want to make happen.”

Next, Famitsu asks about the reason  a cooking theme was decided upon for Dekamori Senran Kagura:
I believe that mankind’s three major desires come from sex, appetite and sleep, and we’ve covered plenty of the first part, so I think that next would be appetite. That way we can cover both sex and appetite desires at once,” shares Takaki with a laugh.

Famitsu then asks how the rhythm genre came into play:
In terms of gameplay and storytelling, I just wanted to have something that can be played lightheartedly,” responds Takaki. “Instead of having something that requires complicated controls, having cute girls cooking while occasionally being seen in naughty situations would need a system that would allow you to watch it leisurely. We thought that a rhythm game would suit it best. Food, music and erotica.

Famitsu curiously asks what kind of music one can expect:
We’ve prepared a total of 22 new tracks,” says Takaki. “Out of that, there are six songs that were specially picked up for the occasion. They’re all good songs; some are silly while others are cool, and they were chosen to fit the image of the characters.

Additionally, Takaki also mentioned that purchased DLC for Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versusi will be transferable to Dekamori Senran Kagura, so gamers won’t have to worry about having to repurchase them again.

And finally, the series producer says that there will be “costume destruction,” as it wouldn’t be a Senran Kagura game without the feature. According to Takaki, it’ll happen to the character with fewer cooking points, and if you’re wondering how much destruction, it’ll be similar to that of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.

Re you looking forward to an import? Hopeful of a localisation maybe?

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