NIS America has picked up another Touhou game for a western release. The PlayStation 4’s Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet will be followed by Touhou Genso Wanderer for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. This is a localization of Mystery Gensokyo: The Tower of Desire, which was released in Japan on June 25, 2015.
In Touhou Genso Wanderer, players follow Reimu, the Hakurei Shrine Maiden, as she investigates a new incident in Gensokyo. After she touched a mysterious golden sphere in Rinnosuke Morichika’s shop, hostile clones of the realm’s denizens appeared and a tower appeared where Morichika’s shop used to stand. With the help of Ruto Mononobe, Reimu heads into the mysterious tower.
While the Touhou Project’s roots lie in shoot’em ups, Touhou Genso Wanderer is a spin-off inspired by Mystery Dungeon games. Reimu heads into roguelike dungeons, with Ruto Mononobe as her partner. As is common with roguelikes, there’s plenty of loot to be found in dungeons, however this game has an item fusion system that allows a player to synthesize items on the go. Some of the game’s dungeons even have special rules about what can and can’t be done or collected.
Touhou Genso Wanderer will come to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2017. It will be available physically and digitally in North America and Europe. The official website is now open.