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Today, UNTIES has announced illuCalab’s kart racer GENSOU SkyDrift, featuring twenty characters from the beloved Touhou Project series. Being former Mario Kart developers, the game features a similar gameplay element from Mario Kart: Double Dash, the ability to swap drivers. This time however, the player’s partner is the kart, where the driver has their own personalized stats and list of spells to use. The game is to be priced at $23.99/€21.99, with a release date at December 12th, 2019. When the game launches, there will be a 20% discount. For the Nintendo Switch, pre-orders begin on December 5th, 2019. The PlayStation 4 version is expected to launch during Q1 2020.
The game is to feature 15 stages, with a multitude of hoops to gain temporary boosts and recharge the racers’ mana. There will also be Story, Versus, and Time Attack modes as well as the ability to compete against up to seven players in online multiplayer. Language support includes English, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).
TOKYO – Nov. 12, 2019 – Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) publishing label UNTIES and the former Mario Kart developers at illuCalab will release the spell-slinging tag-team racer GENSOU SkyDrift onto Nintendo Switch and Steam for Windows PC on Dec. 12, 2019. A PlayStation 4 version will enter the track in Q1 2020.
Race through the beautiful and magical land of Gensokyo at break-neck speeds in a kart racer where your partner is your vehicle. Choose two racers from a roster of 20 magic-infused characters, each with their own driver handling stats and set of power ups, and swap between them on the fly. One racer steers the other, and swapping positions enables dynamic mid-match strategy changes.
Speed through more than 15 breathtaking stages to pulse-pounding music. Navigate through hoops scattered across the tracks to gain temporary boosts and charge racers’ mana. Unleash havoc on opposing teams by drawing devastating spells from character-specific decks of offensive and defensive abilities.
Test your skills in Story, Versus, and Time Attack modes or compete against up to seven friends in online multiplayer matches. GENSOU SkyDrift’s pool of characters are pulled from the beloved and long-running Touhou Project in a fan-made entry allowing old hands and newcomers alike to see the girls like never before—flying on one another’s backs.
“GENSOU SkyDrift offers something new for kart racing and Touhou fans alike,” said Mao Mitani, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “Since each character has personalized stats and an expansive list of spells to use, each race is unpredictable and delightful. Playing GENSOU SkyDrift is a rush, one with amazing depth and room for strategy.”
GENSOU SkyDrift will be available on Steam for Windows PC and Nintendo Switch for the regular price of $23.99 USD/€ 21.99, and support English, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Nintendo Switch pre-orders will begin on Dec. 5, 2019. A 20% launch discount will start when GENSOU SkyDrift goes on sale for each platform.