ZUN has published an article on Touhou Yomoyama News revealing and giving informations regarding the 18th entry of the Touhou Project series:
“東方虹龍洞 〜 Unconnected Marketeers” (Touhou Kouryūdō)
The article written by ZUN goes as follows:
[Machine Translation for now]
Hi, this is ZUN. The weather is getting colder and colder, and it’s the perfect season to stay indoors.
This article is about the new Touhou Project.
Touhou Project Vol.18
Touhou Rainbow Ryuhora ~ Unconnected Marketeers.
The story goes
Mysterious cards are circulating. The cards seem to contain the secrets of many people and monsters. Why, who, how, ……? With no idea what to do, the miko sets out to investigate.
This time, it’s a rainbow-colored shooter with a pop and refreshing atmosphere.
The four characters playable are Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, Sakuya Izayoi, and Sanae Kochiya, who are four humans, but they gradually possess the abilities of various characters to challenge this incident. Please look forward to the unique atmosphere where the system, story and danmaku are combined.
Here are some screenshots
* The screenshots are work in progress and will change eventually.
It’s a rather challenging system in terms of STG, as you can equip your favorite abilities and purchase more along the way, but it’s designed in such a way that you can play without discomfort. Well, In the end, it’s the usual stuff.
It is currently under development.
A trial version will be released at the Hakurei Shrine annual festival (Reitaisai) scheduled to be held on March 21st. If you are interested, please try it out.
* In the trial version, the ability cards are selected from the product version and adjusted exclusively for the trial version.
The full version is scheduled to be released in May.
See you soon.