Idea Factory International, Compile Heart and Tamsoft have shared a producer interview video to commemorate Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars launching on Nintendo Switch.
This sees Neptunia series producer Naoko Mizuno and Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars co-producer Makoto Kitano talk about how the decision came about that the iconic franchises would crossover, as well as the challenges they faced making the game.
This crossover action RPG between the Neptunia and Senran Kagura series comes to the portable home console with a brand new difficulty setting “to raise the stakes of battle” and the free Alternate Costume downloadable content for all characters.
All manner of ninjas gather in Gamninjustri. As the Daimyos of the nations continue their struggle for control, tensions rise between the two great nations which are each home to one of the major schools of martial arts. The Compa Style mastered the Ninja Arts based on the Command Technique, whereas the Honeypa Style mastered the Ninja Arts rooted in the Action Technique.
As the two schools ruthlessly competed for dominance, a mysterious army of mechanical ninjas made their assault. Having overrun smaller nations in an instant, the Steeme Legion and its leader Yoh Gamer declared that the Super Ninja War will start soon to determine the world’s strongest school.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- When 2 Become 1: The two warring nations from the Neptunia and Senran Kagura series have now joined forces in one action-packed RPG! Choose from 10 possible characters, including two new characters: Yuuki and Goh, and pick two characters to set forth on your adventure. Both the Steam and Nintendo Switch versions now add a new difficulty setting option, as well as the Alternate Costume DLC!
- The Art of the Ninja: Each character possess a unique set of skills, known as Ninja Art Skills. Chain your Ninja Art Skills to leave your enemies in the dust. Ninjas and shinobi are also equipped with projectiles that can inflict physical damage or temporary status ailments to slow down foes.
- Stay Stylin’ with Spirit Gems: Collect Spirit Gems for helpful stat boosts! Legend says arranging them in certain combinations can add even bigger boosts…
- Are You a True Ninja Warrior?: Find your center with the Peaches & Cream Meditation mini-game to get extra stat boosts in battle. Plus, test your might with the post-game content, Yomi-Training! Expert ninjas and shinobi can play through 8 different trials, each set with difficult restrictions!
Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in North America on 19th April and across Europe on 22nd April 2022.