XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc. has announced that Touhou: New World has launched in North America and Europe for the Nintendo Switch system and worldwide on Windows PC via Steam and is available digitally on both platforms. The Steam release includes a Digital Deluxe Edition featuring a soundtrack and digital artbook. Starring shrine maiden Reimu Hakurei and sorceress Marisa Kirisame as playable characters, this fan-made title from developer Ankake Spa refines the combination of fast-paced action RPG gameplay and bullet-hell combat from their previous title Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity.
Touhou: New World returns players to Gensokyo, a supernatural world that both humans and the spirits known as youkai call home. While far from idyllic, life for residents is relatively uneventful; that is until the mystical barrier protecting it is breached by an outsider harboring an obsession with the supernatural realm, bringing chaos to both Gensokyo and the world beyond. It’s up to shrine maiden Reimu and her magician friend Marisa to uncover the true source of the chaos and restore peace to both worlds, dodging magical bullet barrages and battling a menagerie of mystical creatures along the way.
Shrine Maiden Skills and Magician Moves – Enemies may unleash fountains of projectiles, but they can be countered by inflicting heavy damage with spell cards, dealing powerful blows with exorcism sticks, and slowing attacks with well-timed guards.
Get to Know Gensokyo – Help friendly Gensokyo residents by finding lost souls, investigating strange areas, and engaging in mock battles. Players will be rewarded handsomely, and they might learn a tip or two to aid them in their quest.
Customizable Action – Reimu and Marisa can be customized to suit nearly any playstyle. Their skills can be leveled up through use in battle, upgrading essential stats like health and attack power to help them overcome the odds.
Don’t Forget to Accessorize – Every weapon, piece of armor, and accessory found has randomized stats, so mix and match to make the most of them or reforge equipment to get the perfect combination.
Developed by Ankake Spa and published in North America and Europe by XSEED Games, Touhou: New World launched digitally on Nintendo Switch and on Windows PC via Steam on July 13 for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99, with a Digital Deluxe Edition available on PC for $34.77/€34.77/£27.81. The Digital Deluxe Edition contents will also be sold separately on PC and are priced at $9.99/€9.99/£7.99 for the soundtrack and $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 for the digital artbook. The title will be released digitally on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 in North America and Europe on Sept. 12. The console releases have been rated “E10+” for everyone ages 10 and up by the ESRB; the PC release has not been rated.