In Touhou Genso Wanderer, players will help Reimu Hakurei solve a Gensokyo incident she inadvertently helped cause by touching a golden sphere Rinnosuke was holding when she stopped by the Kourindou antique store. They’ll control her as she goes through mystery dungeons and explores their depths. Fortunately, you aren’t alone, as this roguelike takes cues from games like Shiren the Wanderer and allows Reimu to adventure with a partner, and there are six people you can have at her side.
Here are NIS America’s official profiles for the six Touhou heroines joining Reimu in Touhou Genso Wanderer.
A daughter from the Mononobe clan from the Asuka era. She became a shikaisen by falsely dying and letting go of her body. But, it’s unknown whether she completely became a shikaisen, and to be exact, she’s a "monk who claims to be a shikaisen." Her ability is to manipulate feng shui. She’s a hard worker who dreams of becoming a first-class sage. She is very straightforward, but she overthinks things and easily gets mixed up. She’s very aggressive to yokais, and often gets into pointless arguments.
A sage who lives in a mansion on Yokai Mountain. Her sage name is Kasen Ibara. Since she lost her right arm, it’s covered with bandages with a smoke-like substance inside. She is very serious and tends to lecture others. She once made Reimu go through difficult training, which traumatized her, so now she can’t refuse Reimu. Her ability is to guide animals, and she makes raijus, great eagles, tigers, and dragons work for her.
A menreiki type of tsukumogami, she is the masks of Kawakatsu Hata, the father of Sarugaku theater, come to life. The masks that float around her all have different expressions, and she changes emotions by wearing them. If even a single mask goes missing, her emotional balance tips and she loses control. When she lost her Mask of Hope, Miko Toyosatomimi prepared a new one for her, but she didn’t want to wear it.
A moon rabbit who lives at the Lunar Capital. She loves rumors and is a coward. She easily gets carried away, but sometimes realizes how conceited she is and then regrets it. She got tired of making mochi, so she ran away to Earth in the past. When she ran away, she met Eirin Yagokoro, who figured out that she left the moon, so Eirin made her write a letter and return to the Watatsuki Sisters. Afterward, Toyohime Watatsuki named her after a pet that ran away (Reisen Udongein Inaba), and to pay for running away, she became their pet.
The owner of the Palace of the Earth Spirits, which was built in the Remains of Blazing Hell. She is very quiet and has a flexible mindset. Koishi is her younger sister. With her third eye that is on the left side of her chest, she can read her target’s mind. Due to her ability to read the hearts and minds of others, a lot of yokais dislike her. Because she knows that, she often spends the whole day in her palace. However, the palace is full of animals that like her, because they cannot normally be understood.
A pet of the owner of the Palace of the Earth Spirits, Satori Komeiji. Her nickname is Okuu. She is very hasty, and doesn’t have a good memory. She is good friends with Rin Kaenbyo, the kasha. She admires Satori and addresses her as Miss Satori. She was originally just a hell raven, but she received the powers of Yatagarasu, who lives in the sun, from the God of the Mountain, and gained her ability to control nuclear fusion. Normally, she manages the flames in the Hell of Blazing Fires, and also manages the Nuclear Furnace near the Underground Geyser Center underneath Yokai Mountain.
Touhou Genso Wanderer will come to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in North America on February 7, 2017. They’ll appear in Europe on February 10, 2017.