Touhou Kaeizuka ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View. available April 25 on Steam

Written by. Eugene Kamei-Oser based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-04-09 16:17 JST)

Mediascape announced it will release Touhou Kaeizuka ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View. on Steam April 25. The Steam version will come with an option to play a network battle mode through the ver1.50a beta build.

Touhou Kaeizuka ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View. is a bullet hell shooter where Reimu Hakurei and her friends try to solve an anomaly in Gensoukyou. This is the 9th installment of the Touhou Project by Team Shanghai Alice and it was first distributed at Comic Market 68 in August 2005.

The game system involves attacking fairies and other enemies while dodging barrages and spell cards. The screen is divided into two, with your character showing on the left side and the stage boss on the right, both facing waves of enemies and barrages to fight through. When you are hit, your health shown on top of the screen will decrease, and you’ll lose the round if you run out of health first.

Destroying fairies or using the explosion from the fairies to erase bullets will send a barrage of bullets into the opponent’s screen. Holding down the shot button charges up your attack, which will consume your gauge to fire a special shot that erases bullets. The goal is to win by sending attacks to your opponent’s screen. Asides from Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame, playable characters include Sakuya Izayoi, Youmu Konpaku, and Reisen Udongein Inaba. In addition to each character’s story mode, match mode allows players to compete against each other.

The ver1.50a release, which is being offered as a beta on Steam, has been available as a test version on the series creator ZUN’s blog. Once installed, you will be able to play network battles by specifying IP addresses. To install, open the properties of Touhou Kaeizuka ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View. from the Steam library and select ver1.50a in the beta tab.