The Senran Kagura franchise is integrating pinball mechanics with their upcoming summer game, Senran Kagura Peach Ball for Nintendo Switch.
Still featuring a plethora of girls, Senran Kagura Peach Ball puts them on a pinball table with the titular peach ball. Afflicted with the thoughts of being a wild animal, being hit with the peach ball enough times will knock the girls back to their senses. Here are more details from the press release about the game:
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.
The game is set to come out in North America, Europe, and Australia sometime this summer. Though all three regions will have a digital launch for the game in the eShop, North America will get a limited physical release via the XSeed Games Store for $39.99.