Touhou finally comes to the West as Touhou Genso Wanderer

Touhou Genso Wanderer


For fans of Japanese bullet hell games, one name always pops up when discussing on which game is the hardest: Touhou. For those who are not familiar with Tohou or know what it is, Tohou is short for Tohou Project, a series of bullet hell games featuring shrine maidens developed by Team Shanghai Alice. Fans have fallen in love with the characters so much that they have been featured in several different games outside the shmup genre, such as the rouge-like/dungeon crawler. However much like their bullet hell counterparts, the Tohou rogue-likes have been limited to only in Japan. Until now that is. Thanks to Aqua Style and NISA, Tohou  Genso Wanderer will be making its way to the West in early 2017.




The story of the game is as follows:

“One day, Reimu Hakurei is visiting Rinnosuke Morichika at his shop, Kourindo. He shows her one of his prized possessions, the golden sphere. However, when she touches it, it unleashes a mysterious beam of light. Rinnosuke starts acting strange, and a giant tower now stands where Kourindo used to be. The population of Gensokyo has also been replicated by clones who attack people on sight. As the Hakurei Shrine Maiden, it is Reimu’s duty to resolve this latest incident and bring peace back to Gensokyo.

Along the way, she is joined by Futo Mononobe, who has recently set out on a quest to become a first class sage. With her partner in tow, can Reimu make her way through the dungeons of the tower and put an end to this incident?”

Personally I’ve only played the bullet hell Tohou games and have not experience their rouge-likes. But judging from the trailer, this might be right up my alley and fans of JRPG rouge-likes.


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