senran kagura pinball

Marvelous Europe and XSEED Games have confirmed that Senran Kagura: Peach Ball will launch on Nintendo Switch in the west. The game is expected to release this summer.

We first heard about this one way back in August 2017, when series producer Kenichiro Takaki revealed that the project was something he had "always wanted to do". The game is the latest entry in the genre-spanning Senran Kagura franchise, this time featuring a pinball twist. We have a description, taken straight from an official press release today, for you to check out below:

So...this is going to take some explaining. Haruka, the mad scientist of Homura’s Crimson Squad, is up to her usual experiments again, brewing up mysterious concoctions with unknown effects. Unfortunately for her fellow shinobi, she’s chosen the local arcade she works at as her laboratory, storing her experiments in the bathroom. After an accidental outbreak infects five of her shinobi friends, she learns that her latest concoction can transform those exposed it into animals, at least mentally.

Now, with Asuka, Yumi, Yomi, Ryona, and Murasaki causing wild havoc in and around the arcade, Haruka has devised a way to return these shinobi to their senses – the mystical Peach Ball. Applied to a subject’s body repeatedly, with the proper vibrational force, it can undo the effects of her experiment. Conveniently, it’s just the right size for a pinball table. Now all Haruka needs is a skilled assistant to operate the table, bopping each shinobi girl with the ball until she comes around.

You can see a brand new trailer for the game below. (Note: The video contains suggestive themes and an unsurprising lack of pinball content).

Here's a screenshot of some of that missing pinball content, should you be interested.

SKPB Pinball Asuka

The game will launch in Europe, North America and Australia this summer; it has been confirmed that North America will receive a limited edition physical release which will be available from select retailers.

Will you be keeping an eye on this one? Why not 'bop' your way down to our comments section below?