NIS America loves roguelike dungeon crawlers with anime-influenced art styles, and the niche publisher has announced plans to bring another one, Touhou Genso Wanderer, to North America and Europe early next year.
Released in Japan as Fushigi No Gensokyo: The Tower of Desire, Touhou Genso Wanderer is part of the Touhou Project universe and it’ll be the first game in the franchise to have a western launch. As you might expect from a long-running series that’s never left Japan before, Touhou Genso Wanderer’s story starts out pretty wild:
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?
Magical orbs, mysterious towers, random clone attacks… you know what, I think “wild” might be underselling it. Touhou Genso Wanderer is in development for the PS4 and Vita by Aqua Style, and will be released by NIS America in Early 2017.