Update [9.33AM]: now with magazine scans.
Original post: When NFSW ninja game-turned-anime series Senran Kagura comes to the PlayStation Vita in February next year, it’ll introduce ten new characters. Details on five of them were unveiled in this week’s issue of Famitsu.
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus -Shoujotachi no Shoumei- (閃乱カグラ SHINOVI VERSUS -少女達の証明-) is a hack-and-slash action title for the Vita that features twenty playable characters (ten of which are new), the series’ trademark… “bounce” physics, and local Wi-Fi multiplayer (ad-hoc) for up to four. The game is scheduled for a February 28, 2013 release.
Images on these five characters have not been posted on the Net at this point, so we’ll have to go with the next best thing for now: silhouettes from the developer’s official blog.
All five are members of the Viper Academy (秘立蛇女子学園), the antagonists in the series who oppose the heroines from Hanzo Academy (国立半蔵学院).
CV: Hiromi Hirata
21 years old and a former member of the Hanzo Academy before Homura (lead character, voiced by Eri Kitamura). Although Miyabi once lost her memories and abilities after an accident in a past mission, she’s recovered them due to an incident. Now, she fights to restore the Viper clan’s former glory.
16 years old, Ryouna’s twin sister. In the Famitsu feature, there’s apparently a screenshot of her… clothes being torn apart. Fortunately, some kind of adhesive tape is holding her assets together (unfortunately?).
We’ll update this post again later when we find more concrete information or images. For now, here are some previous magazine scans from Kotaku’s gallery that should give you a good idea of the art style in Shinovi Versus.