Senran Kagura Reflexions takes the series in a new direction, trading fast-paced fisticuffs for visual storytelling and intimate massages. Formerly a Switch exclusive, Marvelous and XSEED Games have announced a trip to PC on June 24 via Steam.
When you think of the Senran Kagura games, you probably imagine buxom beauties battling in musou-style brawlers, pummeling hordes of baddies in 2D platformers, or even taking part in water gun fights or musical cooking competitions. In other words, Senran Kagura has never really stuck to a single formula.
So it should come as no surprise that one of the latest games in the series is a visual novel with mechanics limited to making some choices and then helping characters relax through the arts of reflexology and massage.
Originally launched last year on the Switch, Reflexions is finally making the jump to PC next week, where you’ll be able to grab it for $29.99 on Steam, according to the press release posted on TGG. There’s also a “Heart’s Desire” bundle that includes all of the extra characters and other DLC for $59.99.
In case that all seems a bit confusing, let me break it down for you as best I understand. You’re going to be doing a lot of reading here. The scenes are typically quiet and intimate, with the characters explaining why they’re so stressed in life. Your job is to comfort them, which begins with the gameplay mechanic of offering hand massages. As you grow closer to the characters, you’ll explore new ways to help them relax, with unlockable “tools” offering even more options for working out their muscles and calming their nerves. I mean, yeah, you can let your imagination do the work from there. And this is the Senran Kagura series we’re talking about, so the game is far less coy about matters than I’m being here.
Depending on how you interact with the characters, you’ll explore branching storylines that open up new possibilities. It was kind of surprising to see Reflexions launch on Switch but, now that it’s coming to PC, even more players will finally get some hands-on time with the game.