Touhou Sky Arena: Matsuri Climax Switch Game Reveals Delay, More DLC Characters
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game publisher Mediascape and developer Area-ZERO revealed on Saturday that the Nintendo Switch release of the Touhou Sky Arena: Matsuri Climax game has been delayed until this November or December. The game was previously slated to launch this past summer.
Area-ZERO also announced that Yukari Yakumo and Yuyuko Saigyouji will be released as additional DLC characters. Toyosatomimi no Miko was previously announced as a DLC character. The characters will be released individually for all three versions of the game from November 2018 to March 2019. A season pass with all three characters will also be available. In addition, the game will add new battle songs from Butaotome, A-One, C-Clay, Sync.Art'S, and Shinra Banshou.
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 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. A PlayStation Vita version also launched in Japan in September 2017.