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Touhou Project's 16.5th Game Announced for Release at Summer Comiket

posted on by Karen Ressler
Dōjin game slated for August 10

Japanese dōjin developer ZUN (founder and sole member of the Team Shanghai Alice dōjin game developer circle) announced a new game for his Touhou Project series on Thursday. The game, titled Touhou Project Dai-16.5-Dan Hifū Nightmare Diary ~Violet Detector., and it will be available at Summer Comiket (Comic Market) on August 10.

The game is a "bullet hell" (danmaku) shooter that follows a high school girl who can only visit Gensōkyō in her dreams. She will use ESP to capture images of the bullets and share them on social media.

Touhou: Hidden Star in Four Seasons, the 16th and latest main installment in the Touhou Project series, debuted at last year's Summer Comiket event on August 11. ZUN announced in November that he planned to release the game on Steam.

Team Shanghai Alice released the first game in the series, Touhou: Highly Responsive to Prayers, in 1995 on the PC-98 platform. Since then, the series has spawned 15 other main games, multiple spin-offs, and many fan-made derivative works based on characters and stories from the series.

Playism released Touhou: Double Dealing Character in May 2015 as the first official release of any game in the Touhou Project series in English-speaking territories. Playism, NIS America, and XSEED Games have released some of the fan-made games based on the franchise.

Sources: Hakurei Gensō Shofu (ZUN's blog), Dengeki Online

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