The Nintendo Switch Gets Its First NSFW-Style Game

During a Nintendo Direct this April, it was announced that Senran Kagura, the curvy ninja game, was headed to the Switch. At a press conference today in Tokyo, Senran Kagura creator Kenichiro Takaki showed off the game. Depending on where you work, it looks rather NSFW, especially for a game on a Nintendo system.

If you are vaguely familiar with Senran Kagura, it’s also pretty much what you’d expect! It’s not pornography per se, but the following GIFs probably aren’t images you’ll want to view at the office.

The game is called Shinobi Rifure: Senran Kagura. “Rifure” (リフレ) is short for reflexology (リフレクソロジー or “rifurekusorojii”), which is a type of massage in which pressure is applied to areas on the hands and feet.

Here, Takaki is demoing how you massage the character’s thighs.

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According to Takaki, these “touch communication” mini-games are designed so players can figure out what makes the characters happy.

Celebrity Mika Kano came on stage to give the game a try, asking if the massage roller can go any higher. No, it cannot.

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“This is the first time I’ve played a game like this,” Kanno said.

She is not alone.

Shinobi Refure: Senran Kagura will be released in Japan some time this year. No word yet on an international release.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.