Just today, the next installment of the Touhou series was announced on ZUN’s blog. It’s going to be released at Reitaisai 7, so get set!
Touhou 12.5, titled “Double Spoiler ~ Touhou Bunkachou” is, as its name(and title screen) implies, a sequel to Shoot the Bullet. Meaning, we get to play as our favorite crowslut and take pictures of various characters’ spellcards. ZUN was just like, “forget story, I’ll just release a minigame”, so here we are.
The artwork looks interesting… ZUN’s style seems to be all over the place ~_~
A lot of people have wanted another Shoot the Bullet-esque game for a while now, so it’s good to see. The game mechanics all seem the same, save for the strange camera angles – it may be manual, but it’s probably just that when you charge the picture, it spins, or something.
According to the blog post, all characters introduced after Shoot the Bullet will be appearing, as well as a host of new ones. We can see the Aki sisters clearly in Scene 1, a shot of Nitori, Sanae’s spellcard, and a couple that are too difficult to make out from the size of the pictures. ZUN also says that clearing this game is going to be pretty hard – but then, Shoot the Bullet is freaking impossible. ~.~
So, this is coming out at Reitaisai 7, on March 14, and probably forgoes Touhou 13 being released this year. Can’t wait! I was already pretty hyped for Reitaisai, but now with this, the number of good games to download has increased. :o