News Touhou Sky Arena 3D Fighting Game Gets Switch Release
posted on 2017-10-22 23:45 EDT
Developer Area-ZERO announced during the Touhou Kōrōmu event on Sunday that it is developing a Nintendo Switch version of its Touhou Sky Arena game. The company didn't announce a release date, or reveal which version of the game is being developed for the platform.
Developer Cubetype also revealed last week that it will release its Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle game on the Nintendo Switch in Japan. NIS America's release of the game in North America on October 10 (October 13 in Europe) also had a Switch version, in addition to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Touhou Sky Arena is an arena fighting game that features 20 characters from the Touhou series, and over 70 songs. The songs play an important role in the game, as each song triggers different levels of Tension for the character, which grants characters access to stronger abilities, or (in the case of Low Tension) disables certain abilities. While every song has different timings for Tension, the flow of Tension restarts when the song repeats.
Area-ZERO released the original game for the PC in 2011, with a standalone sequel titled Touhou Sky Arena -KURENAI- released in 2012. Both games can be patched to combine their character rosters to form the Touhou Sky Arena -MATSURI- game. Area-ZERO released a new version titled Touhou Sky Arena -MATSURI- Climax (shown above) for the PS4 in May 2016 as part of Mediascape's "Play, Doujin!" project, which publishes dōjin games (such as fan-made Touhou Project titles) on PlayStation platforms.
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle was also released on the PS4 and PS Vita in Japan in November 2016 as part of the "Play, Doujin!" project.