By Ashley Ring / November 3rd, 2016
NIS America has just revealed some details about the six partner characters featured in the upcoming roguelike, Touhou Genso Wanderer. Each of the partner character has their own special abilities to help you achieve your own preferred playstyle in hopes of making your difficult journey a little less difficult.
Here is a little bit about each character from the official announcement:
The owner of the Palace of the Earth Spirits, which was built in the Remains of Blazing Hell. She is very quiet and has a flexible mindset. Koishi is her younger sister. With her third eye that is on the left side of her chest, she can read her target’s mind. Due to her ability to read the hearts and minds of others, a lot of yokais dislike her. Because she knows that, she often spends the whole day in her palace. However, the palace is full of animals that like her, because they cannot normally be understood.
A menreiki type of tsukumogami, she is the masks of Kawakatsu Hata, the father of Sarugaku theater, come to life. The masks that float around her all have different expressions, and she changes emotions by wearing them. If even a single mask goes missing, her emotional balance tips and she loses control. When she lost her Mask of Hope, Miko Toyosatomimi prepared a new one for her, but she didn’t want to wear it.
A daughter from the Mononobe clan from the Asuka era. She became a shikaisen by falsely dying and letting go of her body. But, it’s unknown whether she completely became a shikaisen, and to be exact, she’s a “monk who claims to be a shikaisen.” Her ability is to manipulate feng shui. She’s a hard worker who dreams of becoming a first-class sage. She is very straightforward, but she overthinks things and easily gets mixed up. She’s very aggressive to yokais, and often gets into pointless arguments.
A sage who lives in a mansion on Yokai Mountain. Her sage name is Kasen Ibara. Since she lost her right arm, it’s covered with bandages with a smoke-like substance inside. She is very serious and tends to lecture others. She once made Reimu go through difficult training, which traumatized her, so now she can’t refuse Reimu. Her ability is to guide animals, and she makes raijus, great eagles, tigers, and dragons work for her
A moon rabbit who lives at the Lunar Capital.
She loves rumors and is a coward. She easily gets carried away, but sometimes realizes how conceited she is and then regrets it.
She got tired of making mochi, so she ran away to Earth in the past. When she ran away, she met Eirin Yagokoro, who figured out that she left the moon, so Eirin made her write a letter and return to the Watatsuki Sisters. Afterward, Toyohime Watatsuki named her after a pet that ran away (Reisen Udongein Inaba), and to pay for running away, she became their pet.
A pet of the owner of the Palace of the Earth Spirits, Satori Komeiji.
Her nickname is Okuu. She is very hasty, and doesn’t have a good memory.
She is good friends with Rin Kaenbyo, the kasha. She admires Satori and addresses her as Miss Satori.
She was originally just a hell raven, but she received the powers of Yatagarasu, who lives in the sun, from the God of the Mountain, and gained her ability to control nuclear fusion.
Normally, she manages the flames in the Hell of Blazing Fires, and also manages the Nuclear Furnace near the Underground Geyser Center underneath Yokai Mountain.
So, out of these 6 partner characters, which one do you think you’re going to go with? Personally, I think I’ll chose Satori!
Touhou Genso Wanderer will release in both North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on February 10th, 2017.
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