Full version release:Summer Comiket 88(2015-08-14)
As promised, Zun managed to finish the Full version and will be distributing it via Doujin channels. If you expect to be at the event remember to shake his hand and mind the heat.
If you can't attend for some reason, like not living in Japan or not having the money for the trip, you can order the cd via other channels
. I recommend waiting for the game to appear on Playism since Touhou 14 is already there.Trial version:
If you prefer to play now you can try the Trail version
, that Zun was kind to release. Even though it's only first 3 stages, there might be some differences between the Trail and the final version. Playable characters:Reimu HakureiShrine Maiden of Paradise
The soldiers from the Pure Land finally made an entrance.
Their flawlessness rejected the life and death of living creatures.
Special trait is her shots that home in on enemies.
Her hitbox is somewhat small.Marisa KirisameOrdinary Magician
The Lunar Capital's Power Stone appeared before anyone knew it.
It held a power that could throw Gensokyo's society into chaos.
Special trait is her high firepower, both when focused and unfocused.
She has high movement speed, and makes it easy to collect items too.Sanae KochiyaMountain-Dwelling Living God of Miracles
A metallic spider appeared over the Youkai Mountain.
To her, it looked like the Mars rover, Curiosity.
Has a wide-range attack both when focused and unfocused.
Her focused shot homes in, so you can concentrate on dodging.Reisen Udongein InabaMoon Rabbit on Earth
The only thing that can oppose the moon's power is the moon's power itself.
Eirin's drug had the power to experience the future.
Her focused shot uses piercing bullets.
Her high-performance Spell Card allows you to take three hits
without dying. (Her hitbox gets bigger, though.)
＊Barrier disappears upon clearing a stage. Gameplay:
This time around there are 2 modes instead of the previous arcade one. Pointdevice Mode
with infinite lives allows you to continue after death as many times as you want. However, every time you are hit you will be send a little back in the stage or at the beginning of a enemy spell card. However you will lose 0.01 power each time. On the bright side the game has a save feature that will allow you to resume from any checkpoint you ceased playing at.Legacy Mode
, more familiar one with returning players, features live pool and continues much like previous games in the series. Of course you can gain more by collecting life pieces. Since the lives are indeed limited, it might be worth leaving this mode until you manage to clear the game at all.
There are 4 difficulties to choose from: New Moon Level(Easy), Crescent Level(Normal), Half Moon Level(Hard) and Full Moon Level(Lunatic). The game is considered hard, even by ZUN, so don't be shy and try out all the options while playing.Screenshots:
Touhou Project 15.
"東方紺珠伝 ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom."
It's read as Touhou Kanjuden （とうほうかんじゅでん）. It will be completed this summer, and the demo version will be released on Reitaisai.
If I had to explain the general overview of the story, it's a secret. The player characters will be Reimu, Marisa, Sanae en Reisen. Though there will still be changes, I added some screenshots of the current state of development.
* The game is still in development. It's sure to change, so speculation on the basis of these screenshots is useless.
On face value it doesn't look much different from normal, but this time it will have a pretty daring system. It might turn out very different from the gameplay up till now. (although the fundamental shmup components are more simple) It's a challenge that seems to go well, so I get the feeling I might somehow manage to finish the demo. I hope you can appreciate the game as a proposition of what shmup games can also look like.
But if I'm honest, the completion of the demo version is still very far away, so I plan to continue development until just before Reitaisai. Which means the CD's will be home burned...... It's been longs since I had this feeling that signifies this kind of dōjin activities, so I am excited for it.
Having said that, I am still unsure whether I will finish the system modifications for the large changes in the gameplay on time, but we will see at Reitaisai this year. (Although thinking of what would happen if I don't is even worse)
Oh, furthermore, Touhou Project 14.5 Touhou Shinpiroku ~ Urban Legend in Limbo is also planned to be released at Reitaisai. If you are interested I would greatly appreciate you picking it up as well.