Kodoani.com – The official YouTube channel of the rhythm mobile game Touhou Danmaku Kagura of Unknown X for the Touhou Project franchise began releasing a trailer on Monday. The video reveals the plot of the game:
The game is getting an updated and expanded PC version via Steam in 2023 worldwide. The game will also have a Nintendo Switch version in 2023.
Unknown X’s Campfire crowdfunding campaign for the standalone PC version of the game hit its goal of 15 million yen (approximately $110,000) within 30 minutes. The crowdfunding success led to Unknown X’s commitment to the Switch version. If Campfire hits 120 million yen (about US$878,000), the Switch game will also be released in hard copy. As of press time, the campaign has raised 93,515,354 yen (about US$684,000). The campaign ends on January 9, 2023.
The updated version will include songs from the original and Mitama cards, which unlock characters with illustrations by creators such as Yuu Kamiya and Negi Haruba. There will also be a new story mode written by Jin Fujisawa and Wakano Takeda of Story Note Co. There will be a new control scheme designed for the controller or keyboard/mouse.
Unknown X describes the story:
A mysterious cataclysm leaves Gensokyo, a land where humans and youkai of the Touhou Kingdom coexist, to ruins. Reimu must rally his friends by collecting Mitama Cards to gather their power and help restore the land of Gensokyo to its former glory.
Unknown X and Ryu’s Office are releasing the game.
The game was originally launched for mobile in August 2021 and ended service on October 28. More than 5 million players have downloaded the game since its launch.
Japanese dōjin developer ZUN (founder and sole member of dōjin game development team Team Shanghai Alice) and Mediascape released Touhou Kōryūdō: Unconnected Marketeers , the 18th main game in the Touhou Project series, on May 2021. The game is only available in Japanese.
Team Shanghai Alice released the first game in the series, Touhou, in 1995 on the PC-98 platform. Since then, the series has spawned other mainline games, numerous spin-offs, and numerous fan-made derivative works based on the characters and stories in the series.
Playism released Touhou: Double Dealing Character in May 2015 as the first official release of any game in the Touhou Project series in English-speaking territories. Playism, NIS America, and XSEED Games have released several fan-made games based on the franchise.