Sony Publishing Label Unties Brings Azure Reflections to Steam on Sept. 20

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Receive Boss Rush Mode, New Bosses


TOKYO – Sept. 4, 2018 – Azure Reflections, the vibrant, side-scrolling bullet hell from Sony publishing label Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)'s publishing label UNTIES and developer Souvenir Circ., will defend Steam from evil on Sept. 20. An additional mode including two new bosses will come to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 simultaneously.

Boss Rush mode pits the defenders of the mystical realm of Gensokyo against its most powerful threats in rapid succession to compete for the best time. Conquer all the bosses from the campaign plus two new challenging fights against the main playable characters, Reimu and Marisa.

Fly through the vivid and unsettled world of Gensokyo, blasting away the evil minions pouring out of Scarlet Devil Manor. Take on the role of priestess Reimu, ice fairy Cirno or magician Marisa, each with her own set of special abilities, and dominate anime-style enemies and adorably deadly bosses. Performance against bosses branches the story down different narrative paths and harder difficulties unlock the best ending.

Upgrade skills and buy stat-boosting accessories including marvelous moustaches, cute cat tails, and stylish headphones. Equip a plethora of items to customize the girls for any playstyle and to place higher in online leaderboards.

“The developers behind Azure Reflections and Croixleur Sigma know their audience and have proven once again that they can create games with cute visual and stylistic appeal without sacrificing great gameplay,” said John Davis, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “Anyone looking to challenge themselves against deadly cascades of bullets will find everything they could ask for and more.

Azure Reflections is an fan-made entry in the Touhou Project, a series recognized by the Guinness World Records as the "most prolific fan-made shooter series.” In more than 20 years of Touhou Project popularity, it has spread to other media including commercial fan books, music, light novels, manga and several fan-made anime in addition to the main series.

Azure Reflections will be available on Steam for the regular price of $24.99 USD. It is currently available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 at the same price.

For more information, please visit the UNTIES official website or [email protected] on Twitter.

About UNTIES

Based out of Tokyo, Japan, Sony Music's publishing label UNTIES is dedicated to expanding the reach of Japan's best indie developers. Its name derives from the goal of untying games from specific platforms and sharing them worldwide. For more information, visit the UNTIES website or follow @UNTIESWORLD on Twitter.

About Touhou Project

Touhou Project, also known as Project Shrine Maiden, is a collection of games set in the world of Gensokyo and using a recurring cast of familiar characters. Predominantly consisting of vertical shooters, the Touhou Project includes games developed by the original creator, one-man studio Team Shanghai Alice, as well as fan works made by other developers.

About Souvenir Circ.

Souvenir Circ. is a Japanese indie studio best known in the west for their hack-and-slash action title Croixleur Sigma. Azure Reflections is their first Touhou Project game.

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