By Marisa Alexander / October 14th, 2019
PLAYISM has announced that Gensokyo Night Festival’s early access and Touhou Luna Nights’ soundtrack have released today. For Gensokyo Night Festival, it was developed by solo developer tea_basira over the course of four years. It stars Suika Ibuki, who wants to have a fun rampage across Gensokyo. The game itself is meant to be a lovingly made pixel art venture, explaing the four year wait. It is to feature high combo action, as well as a degree of exploration. It is to cost $12.99, with a 10% discount at launch.
As for Touhou Luna Nights, it features 26 tracks, one not featured in the current version of the game. It was composed by peposoft, and there was a high demand for the soundtrack to be released. The soundtrack costs $7.99, with a 10% discount as well at launch.
PLAYISM (https://playism.com/ja/) the publishing arm of Active Gaming Media (CEO: Ibai Ameztoy Head Office: Osaka, Nishi-ku http://www.activegamingmedia.
Gensokyo Night Festival is a Touhou Project spin off game developed by solo indie game developer tea_basira.
The initial tweet announcing the game was in development was retweeted over 3000 times and received over 5000 likes and when exhibited for the first time in August at a Touhou only event in Shanghai it garnered further attention from around the globe. In September the game was exhibited once again with long lines forming for a chance to demo the game and was also nominated for the Dengeki Online Indie Game award.
The protagonist is popular Touhou Project character Suika Ibuki. It has been some time since the last Hakurei Shrine Festival and Suika decides that it is the perfect time for her to have a little rampage around Gensokyo. This work is the first game made by developer tea_basira and in a bid to receive feedback from users around the world to improve the game, it will go into early access this month. The early access version will constitute approximately 15% of the content of the 1.0 release and development will continue towards full release in stages while taking user feedback into account.
Unbridled, satisfying combo action
Although she may appear cute, Suika is a demon and therefore extremely powerful. Use her abilities to unleash devastating physical attacks, ranged attacks and counters and string them together in satisfying combos. Also Suika has the ability to control density, using her Density charge and Sparsity charge you can add effects to her combos to make them even more devastating. If you get the hang of her combos it is even possible to deliver over 100 hit combos. Furthermore, this game has the Touhou Project games classic game mechanic of Graze dodging. Using this you can dash through enemy attacks and execute counters by circling around behind them or avoid otherwise unavoidable attacks.
A gorgeous world, painstakingly created by one developer over 4 years.
The developer spent a long time creating the world of Gensokyo Night Festival and it shows. The scenery and the pixel animations are beautiful throughout. The visual effects are also stunning, especially during boss battles where all of the attacks going on appear reminiscent of a fireworks display. The beautiful maps and effects promote world exploration, where new areas reward players with new sights, sounds and enemies.
■Developer: tea_basira, Why So Serious?
■Publisher: Why So Serious?, PLAYISM
■Release Date: 14/10/2019
■Genre: 2D Combo Action Game
■Price: $12.99 (tax incl.) 10% discount at launch
© Team Shanghai Alice © tea_basira/Why So Serious? Licensed to and published by Why So Serious? Inc., Active Gaming Media Inc.
The original soundtrack to Touhou Luna Nights, another Touhou spin-off 2D action game, will be released on the same day as Gensokyo Night Festival. Touhou Luna Nights is a critically acclaimed title which sold over 100000 units worldwide and the soundtrack is beloved by many fans.
Since its release fans have lauded the song arrangements by peposoft and have been calling for the soundtrack to be released.
The soundtrack contains all 25 tracks currently in the game and also an extra track, which will accompany a boss battle set to be added into the game in the near future, for a total of 26 tracks. Along with this announcement we have made a promo video available to view where you can get a taste of the sheer quality of this soundtrack so please check it out.
01 – Title
02 – Event – Restlessness
03 – Stage 1 – Lunar Clock ~ Lunar Dial
04 – Event – Child of Are
05 – Shop – Akutagawa Ryunosuke’s “Kappa” ~ Candid Friend
06 – Event – Pre-Boss 1
07 – Stage 1 Boss – Shanghai Alice of Meiji 17
08 – Stage 2 – The Maid and the Pocket Watch of Blood
09 – Stage 2 Boss – Love-colored Master Spark
10 – Stage 3 – Voile, Magic Library
11 – Stage 3 Boss – Locked Girl ~ Girl’s Secret Room
12 – Stage 4 – The Young Descendant of Tepes
13 – Event – Pre-Boss 2
14 – Stage 4 Boss – Septette for a Dead Princess
15 – Event – Scarlet Beyond a Crimson Dream
16 – Final Stage – Flowering Night
17 – Final Boss 1 – Akutagawa Ryunosuke’s “Kappa” ~ Candid Friend
18 – Final Boss 2 – U.N. Owen Was Her?
19 – Final Boss 3 – Night of Knights / Knight of Nights
20 – Ending 1 – Crimson Beyond a Fleeting Eternity
21 – Extra Warp – Akutagawa Ryunosuke’s “Kappa” ~ Candid Friend
22 – Extra Stage – Scarlet Beyond a Crimson Dream
23 – Extra Boss – Maiden’s Capriccio ~ Dream Battle
24 – Ending 2 – A Soul as Scarlet as a Ground Cherry
25 – Boss Room – Akutagawa Ryunosuke’s “Kappa” ~ Candid Friend
26 – Extra Boss – Beloved Tomboyish Daughter
(Track 26 is not included in Touhou Luna Nights ver. 22.214.171.124.)
“Night of Knights / Knight of Nights” is a rearrangement of the popular song by Beat Mario and is highly popular among the Touhou fans along with “Septette for a Dead Princess” and U.N. “Owen Was Her?”.
Fans of Touhou Luna Nights/Touhou Project and new fans alike are bound to love this soundtrack.
Touhou Luna Nights Soundtrack Details
■Steam Store: https://store.steampowered.
■『Touhou Luna Nights』Steam Store Page:
■Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/
■Publisher: Why So Serious?, PLAYISM
■Release Date: 14/10/2019
■Genre: Original Soundtrack
■Retail Price: ＄7.99 (tax incl.) 10% discount at launch
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