NIS America's Touhou series departs the bullet-hell genre early next year
Call me crazy, but I think Touhou is about to take the Western world by storm, dood! Some of you got a taste with our recent release of Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, but you’ll be able to get a whole lot more when Touhou Genso Wanderer releases for the PS4 (physical and digital) and PS Vita (digital only) on 10th February!
As an added bonus, we’re also going to include a free digital copy of Touhou Double Focus, a 2D platformer starring Aya, in the PS4 launch day and limited edition of the game!
Yup, that’s right, if you pre-order the game to make sure you get the launch day edition for PS4, not only will you be getting Touhou Genso Wanderer, but you’ll also get Touhou Double Focus, a reversible cover, and a mini-art book!
Okay, now let me back up a second. For the uninitiated, a deep dive into the world of Touhou is a wild and crazy ride that could take you weeks to emerge from, but you can get a quick primer in the last Touhou game we released, Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet. Up to speed? Okay, good because Touhou Genso Wanderer takes the bullet-hell world of the Touhou Project in a new direction as it wraps Reimu and her pals in the trappings of a roguelike RPG.
If you’re anything like me, I’m sure you’re licking your lips at the thought of challenging random dungeons, enemies, and traps in search of the best loot in Gensokyo. You’ll want to temper that enthusiasm with a touch of patience and strategy though, because despite its charming outer skin and fun story, Touhou Genso Wanderer is a roguelike worthy of the name.
While setting out into randomly generated dungeons on your quest to resolve the latest incident in Gensokyo, you’ll need to take care—dying in the dungeon will result in not only the shame of death, but also the loss of all the items you’re carrying.
Of course, that’s not always a bad thing, as losing your favourite weapon could just make you experiment with one of the hundreds of other unique items in Gensokyo, or force you to spend a little time crafting a new favorite in the item fusion system.
The item fusion system lets you make use of the myriad items that you’ll pick up in your quests into the dungeons of Gensokyo, instead of just trashing them all. You’ll also be taking a pal into the dungeon for each adventure. With six partner characters to choose from, I’m sure you’ll be able to find a favourite no matter what your playstyle is!
To find out more about all the systems in Touhou Genso Wanderer, visit the game’s official website, and don’t forget to pre-order your launch edition if you want to snag a free bonus copy of Touhou Double Focus! Alrighty, now I’m off to get to the bottom of this latest incident before the rest of you get a chance to on 10th February.