The Senran Kagura franchise is known for three things: flashy visuals, intense action, and sexualized characters. The series has seen its fair share of games spanning various genres including hack/slash, third-person shooter, and rhythm. Now, Senran Kagura is heading towards uncharted territory, and it might surprise you. The upcoming Peach Ball: Senran Kagura takes players on a pinball experience for Nintendo Switch. Peach Ball includes pinball gameplay on tables featuring the girls from the popular franchise.
In typical Senran Kagura fashion, Peach Ball puts its characters in highly sexual situations and positions, which while unusual for a pinball game, it’s expected with this series. You’ll be able to see the commercial below.
*warning: content is NSFW*
The Senran Kagura franchise is no stranger to explicit content. Before Senran Kagura Reflextions launched for Switch, one writer talked about how the overt sexual content was off-putting. Having played the dating simulator, Senran Kagura Reflextions provided an awkward experience with a ton of fan service and very little gameplay. Despite being a massive fan of the series, I only touched the game one time. I wrote that Senran Kagura Reflextions would be remembered for the wrong reasons, and looking at the commercial for Peach Ball; I think the result will be the same.
The sexual content amplified by the use of the Switch’s peripheral makes it uncomfortable and, quite honestly, a game that feels unnecessarily dirty. XSeed Games is a talented studio, and I have no doubt that they will deliver a coherent experience; I’m just concerned that it will be remembered for the wrong reasons.
Peach Ball: Senran Kagura will be launching on December 13th in Japan. There’s also a physical limited edition that you can preorder through Amazon Japan. The limited edition includes Peach Ball: Senrak Kagura, Senran Kagura Reflextions (with all of the DLC) and a few other goodies. There is no word on whether the upcoming pinball game will be coming to other territories later this year. Are you a fan of the Senran Kagura franchise? Are you interested in Peach Ball: Senran Kagura? For readers who don’t live in Japan, will you be importing the game? Leave a comment below and be sure to check out Peach Ball: Senran Kagura when it launches on December 13th.