Touhou Spell Carnival launches in the west in 2024 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch

Idea Factory International has announced that Touhou Spell Carnival will launch in the west later this year for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The strategy RPG x bullet hell game was previously released in Japan on June 6.

The game will be available both digitally and at retail, featuring Japanese voices with English, French, and Spanish subtitle languages.

An announcement trailer, description, and screenshots can be found below, via Idea Factory International. A Limited Edition will be available on Idea Factory's storefront, but details will be shared at a later date.

Idea Factory International has announced during their IFI Summer Festival 2024 event that the strategy RPG x bullet hell game, Touhou Spell Carnival (based on Touhou Project), will be launching digitally and physically for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch in 2024. The game will be voiced in Japanese and players will have the options for English, French, or Spanish (Spain) subtitles.

Check out the official Announcement Trailer featuring Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame as they duke it out in bullet hell madness and explore the Hakurei Shrine. The PlayStation Store pages, and the Nintendo eShop will be available at a later date. Stay tuned!

What is Touhou Project?

Touhou Project is a bullet hell shoot 'em up game created by ZUN's group, Team Shanghai Alice. Set in the isolated land of Gensokyo, various incidents, known as disturbances, arise from different causes. The story follows the main protagonist, Reimu Hakurei, the shrine maiden of Hakurei Shrine, as she and her friends resolve these disturbances.

Touhou Spell Carnival Story

Gensokyo — A remote land isolated from the Outside World, where humans and youkai live sideby-side. One day, the shrine maiden of Hakurei Shrine, Reimu Hakurei, spots mysterious pillars towering over various locations throughout Gensokyo.

These pillars signaled the start of the Spell Carnival, a festival hosted by Yukari Yakumo where one must put their Spell Cards on the line in battle.

In order to investigate the true intentions of Yukari Yakumo, who initiated the Spell Carnival so suddenly, Reimu Hakurei joins the fight for Spell Cards.

Key Features

Strategy RPG Meets Bullet Hell Mania — Battle in a grid system with a unique blend of real-time strategy elements and bullet hell madness! Hone your strategy skills by moving characters to gridspecific areas, grazing enemy bullets, and unleashing special skills in one simultaneous, action-packed battle!

Gotta Stay Prepped — Don't just run into battle unprepared! Organize your party's positioning on the grid, assign skills according to your enemies' weaknesses, and choose wisely which Ace Spell Card you'll use.

Need a Boost? — Players will occasionally see objects and Attributes during battle. Objects can block incoming bullets and provide additional effects once destroyed. Attributes can provide boosts and status effects. Use these boosts to your advantage, and maybe you'll be able to collect extra loot from your victories!

Find Peace in the Hakurei Shrine — Explore the Hakurei Shrine through the lens of Reimu Hakurei! Keep tabs on any active missions, revisit sub-events, strike a pose with Photo Mode, and even talk to some of your favorite Touhou Project characters in Hakurei Shrine as you progress through the story!

Touhou Spell Carnival