Touhou Spell Carnival Coming to the West in 2024

Idea Factory International to release bullet hell strategy RPG Touhou Spell Carnival for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch in the West, the publisher announced. It will be available in both physical and digital formats, and will feature Japanese voice acting with English, French, and Spanish subtitles. Wishlists for the standard and limited editions are now available through the IFI online store.

Touhou Spell Carnival It was first released on June 6 in Japan.

Here’s an overview of the game, via Idea Factory International:


Gensokyo: A remote land isolated from the outside world, where humans and youkai live side by side.

One day, the shrine maiden of Hakurei Shrine, Reimu Hakurei, discovers mysterious pillars towering over various places in Gensokyo.

These pillars marked the beginning of the Spell Carnival, a festival organized by Yukari Yakumo in which one was required to put their Spell Cards into play in battle.

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

What is Touhou Project?

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

Main Features

  • Strategy RPG meets bullet hell – Fight on a grid system with a unique blend of real-time strategy elements and bullet hell madness! Hone your strategic skills by moving characters to specific areas of the grid, skimming enemy bullets, and unleashing special abilities in an action-packed, simultaneous battle.
  • We have to be prepared – Don’t rush into battle unprepared! Arrange your party’s position on the grid, assign skills based on your enemies’ weaknesses, and choose wisely which main spell card you’ll use.
  • Need a boost? – Players will occasionally see items and attributes during battle. Items can block incoming bullets and provide additional effects once destroyed. Attributes can provide buffs and status effects. Use these buffs to your advantage and you may just be able to collect additional loot from your victories!
  • Find peace at Hakurei Shrine – Explore Hakurei Shrine through the lens of Reimu Hakurei! Keep up with active quests, revisit side events, strike a pose with Photo Mode, and even talk to some of your favorite Touhou Project characters at Hakurei Shrine as you progress through the story!

Check out a new trailer below. See a new set of screenshots in the gallery. Visit the official website here.

Western Announcement Trailer

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