At the Touhou Project information program “Touhou Station #33” held on February 5, Marvelous announced Touhou Shinsekai: Longing for an alternative world, an upcoming bullet-hell action RPG that is set to release for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.
The Touhou Project-derivative game is the latest work from Ankake Spa, the same developer of Youyou Kengeki Musou and Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, and will feature more than 30 characters from the Touhou Project series. The release date has not been announced yet, but ateaser trailer was unveiled to showcases some gameplay sequences.
▍Touhou Shinsekai: Longing for an Alternative World Gameplay
Touhou Shinsekai is an exhilarating action game that allows players to brilliantly avoid the storm-like barrage of bullets and wipe out enemies with their flashy skills. In the released teaser trailer, Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame make full use of various skills and spell cards to confront powerful enemies that unleash a barrage of bullets.
When Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame meet Sumireko Usami, a girl with a strong longing for Gensokyo, a great commotion breaks out, involving not only Gensokyo, but also the outside world and even the moon. Overcome numerous deadly battles and restore peace!
▍Touhou Shinsekai: Longing for an Alternative World Main Characters
■ Reimu Hakurei
A shrine maiden at the Hakurei Shrine. Since the shrine is located in the middle of nowhere and is rarely visited by human worshippers, she usually spends her time relaxing and drinking tea while gazing at the sky.
On the other hand, she is naturally gifted in both physical and spiritual arts, and has resolved numerous anomalies in order to maintain the balance of power between humans and youkai in Gensokyo. She has made it her life’s work to exterminate youkai, and when a youkai that harms humans appears, she exterminates it without mercy. However, she tends to skip her shrine maiden training.
■ Marisa Kirisame
An ordinary magician living in a magical forest. She is alone in the forest, working on her research. She often has a twisted personality and hates to lose.
There are various kinds of wizards in the fantasy world, including those who are born as wizards, those who abandon their human bodies to become wizards and live long lives. However, she is a simple human magician who, through diligent research, has come to be able to use magic while still in human form. She is a twisted and extremely hardworking person.
■ Sumireko Usami
A girl who longs to live in a fantasy land. She is a psychic who can manipulate various powers such as telekinesis and pyrokinesis, and has good grades in her studies. She considers herself special because of her supernatural powers, so she does not fit in with her peers and does not make friends because she feels distant from other people.
One day, she became convinced that “fantasy land” existed and began searching for a way to visit this mysterious world. However, things did not go as she had hoped, and when she was unexpectedly brought to Gensokyo, began an adventure far beyond her knowledge and imagination.