Aki Saotome and Ai Douichi join the cast of Bullet Girls

Things set to get especially heated with the new "TPS" gameplay feature.


D3 Publisher has revealed a handful of new characters for its ladies-only PS Vita shooter Bullet Girls, as well as provided details on a few more gameplay systems and what you can expect to get with the game should you choose to purchase it at specific Japanese retailers.

Get all the information below.

New Characters


Aki Saotome (voiced by Asami Tano)
Third Year Student
Image Color: Orange
In a Nutshell: A handsome lass with a legendary ranger in the family

Aki is a dashing young woman who’s managed to court a horde of fans at school. As the vice president of the Ranger Club, she often stands in for the actual club president outside of school due to her knack for being absent. Having grown up hearing war stories aplenty from her beloved grandmother, she’s into all things military. Because of her masculine demeanor, she routinely has students who have been wooed by her charm try to sneak a peek at her in the club room.


Ai Doiuchi (voiced by Yuiko Tatsumi)
Third Year Student
Image Color: Purple
In a Nutshell: The Ranger Club president and all around weapons master

Ai is the daughter of a famous family and as a woman holds her looks in high regard as being a cut above the rest in comparison to her fellow high schoolers. As the president of the Ranger Club, she has no trouble making the most of virtually any sort of weapon, earning her the nickname “Warrior Princess.” Although she’s routinely absent from club activities while on official business, she nevertheless works hard from the shadows, intent on raising the notoriety of the club as she works on improving her skills with weapons and entering firefights. She maintains a tight bond with vice president Aki as a result of a top secret mission they underwent during their middle school years.

More Tactical Actions Than You Can Shake a Gun At!

There are plenty of things you can get up to while you’re out on a mission! Not only can you dash to get from one place to the next quickly, but you can also kick the enemy to close the gap! Speaking of both dashing and kicking, you can actually perform a dropkick while dashing, too! What’s more, during times when you don’t want to be seen by the enemy just yet, you can crawl around, too, as well as climb up to higher elevation. Using all of these options is key to coming up on top during your missions! And of course, you can expect all of these things to come with fan service a plenty, too!

The Touch Panties System (TPS)

You can catch glimpses of the girls’ panties while you’re crawling around on the battlefield and if you’re feeling especially naughty, you can even give their butts a poke using the touch screen. Doing so is bound to elicit some embarrassment, but that’s the charm of it all, right? Rest assured, you can touch their butts to your heart’s content, as their reactions won’t ever attract enemy attention.

Ladies’ Underwear is Serious Business!

You might not know it just from looking at them, but the bras and panties that the girls of the Ranger Club sport aren’t just for show. In fact, bras and panties bestow them with special effects that improve various aspects of their abilities. As such, it’s not just enough to contemplate your weapon loadout before engaging on a mission; you also have to think about what sorts of bras and panties your characters are going to wear. Whether you want to bolster someone’s strong point, cover up a weakness, or just like how it all looks, there’s no wrong way to coordinate the girls’ underwear!

Store-Specific Bonuses at Purchase Time: Part 2

Telephone Card


A3-Size Mini-Tapestry


Imajin (Online and In-Store)
Large Size Cloth Poster


Bullet Girls is poised to arrive on Japanese PS Vitas on August 28. Check out the gallery for a batch of new screenshots and art.

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