Zombies overrun US in D3's double shot of Onechanbara

Bikini Samurai Squad set for arrival on Xbox 360 early next year alongside Wii version of Bikini Zombie Slayers.

Few things sell as well in popular media as sex and violence. D3Publisher is hoping that the intersection of the two will prove especially potent, given that the company announced today that it will be importing the Japanese Xbox 360 game Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad.

Stimulating!

Set for release early next year, the game will arrive in the US at the same time as D3's previously announced Wii installment in the series, Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers. Despite having been revealed first, Bikini Zombie Slayers is being billed as the sequel to Samurai Squad.

Both games were developed by Tamsoft, and they follow the samurai sister act of Aya and Saki as they hack their way through a zombie outbreak. Neither game has a rating yet, but the Onechanbara series' history of blood-soaked, scantily clad protagonists (see picture) suggests that an M for Mature is waiting in the wings.

For more on Onechanbara, check out GameSpot's E3 preview of Bikini Zombie Slayers.

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Snakebj
Snakebj

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Snakebj
Snakebj

this look like those games you don`t what go to the store and buy

avarice789
avarice789

killing,bikinis,blood... sounds like a great idea,bit then again so did rumble roses. but im in.

hellpolice
hellpolice

Finally the interesting games are starting to come out for the box *click add games "wish list"*

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

its a good game but it can get boring after u beat it not sure if the usa dash will have the extra stuff to downlow i imported this like a year ago so dont think ill bother with the us ver been there done that and it was hot

Strigidae
Strigidae

Nothing like a beautiful woman who can stand up for herself. Hmmmmm. I hate demsels in distress.

ivanfred
ivanfred

Good thing that my niece has the Wii. I will buy since there is no mention of a PS3 version.

VXCOM
VXCOM

hemmm...sexy girls with swords??....hahah..this gonna be great...im gonna get get this....XD

VXCOM
VXCOM

hemmm...sexy girls with swords??....hahah..this gonna be great...im gonna get get this....XD

kitty
kitty moderator

I've was hoping that they would finally import this series

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

zombies and hot girls like i can pass it up

Vash67
Vash67

I'll be getting the Wii version!

arcfear
arcfear

If there's blood, violence and sword slashing with heroes so sexy. Hell, I'll play it and love it.

Merl57
Merl57

great name terrible game: my guess

otanikun
otanikun

It's about time! So getting this game :D

megamanzero32
megamanzero32

God, I remember seeing those games awhile back. I wanted to play them! Now I get to :D

NND1
NND1

Earth Defense Force 2017 Was sooooo Fun by D3 i hope this captures the fun of that game and delivers once more.. C'mon give it to US it looks like EDF only with Swords!!

jknight5422
jknight5422

Call it a theory, but I think these kinds of games are being created to try and increase population. If the 360 game isn't selling for $30 or less, I probably won't care about buying this game. It doesn't look like a $60 title.

club-sandwich
club-sandwich

I love all this crappy Japanese games, they are usually really bad but deliver great fun, Vampire Rain and Bullet Witch, anyone? and omg I love the cheesy lines in those games! :lol:

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

no thanks, i like my games with less digital boobage, and more violence

gr8jedimaster
gr8jedimaster

I love Japanese games with gimmicks like this. They may not be "good" games but they're always entertaining.

GMR_mousse21
GMR_mousse21

@ Rect_Pola Marijuana, heh Atari employees admitted to sitting around the table brainstorming game ideas while getting blazzed every day..shhhyeahh!

kerrman
kerrman

oooh Japan. You so crazy.

SaintJotun
SaintJotun

Dynasty Warriors with cute girls and gore? Sounds good to me.

cyphate
cyphate

Wow, this game looks insane. This series is popular in Japan but I didn't expect they'd bring it to the US. Btw, did anyone see the new movie yet?

GonzoGuy
GonzoGuy

It looks like this will be either amazing or worse than No More Heroes.

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

Thankfully the Japanese have yet to understand the complexity of political correctness. Thank the lord. *Silent Prayer.*

Witchsight
Witchsight

These are the people who brought us Earth Defence Force. Does no one understand? This will be amazing.

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

... :| My one wish is to go to Japan and see if these developers are normal away from their desks. And they are, what on earth sparks the ideas they run with.

quietguy
quietguy

*facepalm* Japanese games coming to a BlockBuster near you.

Atronflame
Atronflame

I've seen the game on Cinematech a couple times, it's certainly nothing TOO exciting, so don't get your hopes up for an absolutely amazing game. That said, it certainly has the potential to be enjoyable. It really is just a hack and slash with "DoA physics" though...

D-Camo
D-Camo

If they are planning on importing this game, it better be a 'decent' game. I use the term 'decent', since the screenshot shows a typical hack and slash game. I have a gut feeling that it might turn out to be exactly the same as that terrible hack and slash game, Chaos Legion. I might be wrong though. I also have a feeling that stevenrkorea mgiht be right. If it turns out to be similar to Dynasty Warriors, it would be pretty exciting.

stevenrkorea
stevenrkorea

Hey! That girl in the picture might be slaying zombies, but she certainly isn't wearing a bikini! But seriously, the picture leads me to believe that the game will look, play, and feel a lot like Dynasty Warriors with much more blood. I've always been a fan of the the Dynasty Warriors game play so it will probably be worth checking this game out.

Corvan
Corvan

*blinks* Now ive seen everything

Cobra5
Cobra5

"Bikini Samurai Squad" I read this, then "Bikini Samurai Squad" And then, "Bikini Samurai Squad" And... I think that's all I got out of the post.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

After about 5 minutes of slashing through the same zombies will this start to become boring. D3 seem to think that we gamers are stupid enough to buy a game purely for scantily clad women and blood. Seriously D3, join us in the 21st century where we like our games a little more sophisticated and with some imagination.

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

Well... hate to say this, but unless these series of games have an interesting plot in there (even if it's not a particularly deep one) and an engaging atmosphere/storyline, I won't be interested in them. Also, I hope they don't have poor controls the way one person said they did in a comment. Poor controls and gameplay can kill any series of games, no matter how good the storyline/atmosphere can be. It's what absolutely destroyed games like Anachronox despite its killer story and potential to be an interesting interactive movie-like experience for instance, and other no-name games that could've been great if the gameplay and controls didn't suck so much.

MrOrmond
MrOrmond

Wait... It's coming to the US?! ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF THE FANBASE WILL MAKE THIS GAME *SHINE*.

xerxes5678
xerxes5678

If this is as insane as EDF2017 (360) I'm buying it.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Fail. I played it 2 of these games on the PS2 at my Japanese friends house .... all i have to say is super lame and terrible gameplay. Definitely catering to the "im in need of fake women because i have fallen to the bottom of the food chain" type of gamer.... :S stay away folks.

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

this game looks fun i love zombies and girls so its the best of two worlds

Znuck_King_Ling
Znuck_King_Ling

Any game where I can kill hordes of zombies is a must-buy to me. Few things are as appealing to me as killing pounds upon pounds of undead.