Senran Kagura 7EVEN producer: ‘It may take some time due to recent worldwide regulations’

"We have to make games in a way that they aren't misunderstood."

Senran Kagura 7EVEN

Senran Kagura series producer Kenichiro Takaki briefly touched upon the status of the upcoming Senran Kagura 7EVEN during an in interview with Akiba Souken.

Speaking to the website, Takaki said, “Recently, worldwide regulations regarding sexual depiction have been getting stronger, and in that respect, we have to make games in a way that they aren’t misunderstood. Certain things are harder than they’ve ever been before. Given that, I think [the game] is going to take some time… We want to make it happen, so right now we’re at a place where we’re thinking about how to do that, and various other things overall.”

Takaki’s comments regarding stronger regulations against sexual depiction are likely in reference to Sony Interactive Entertainment, whose recent regulations resulted in the “Intimacy Mode” from Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal being removed from the PlayStation 4 version in the west.

Said regulations have also been inconsistent. While games like Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart, Nekopara Vol. 1, and Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs: Steam Dungeon have been edited to include white lights or more fog, games like the recently released Hana Saki Work Spring! and Hatsujou Sprinkle, and the upcoming PlayStation 4 versions of Sengoku Hime 7: Senun Tsuranuku Guren no Ishi and Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Library Party appear to remain unedited. Sony has yet to publicly speak on the regulations, so its specifics are unknown.

Senran Kagura 7EVEN is planned for release on PlayStation 4.

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