A realm that collapsed into darkness will be reborn. Touhou Danmaku Kagura: Phantasia Lost is getting made, officially. Developer UnknownX released a promo for the resurrected title at Winter 2022 Indie Live Expo on December 4, 2022.
Check out the extended teaser for Touhou Danmaku Kagura: Phantasia Lost below.
Phantasia Lost is the rebooted edition of mobile rhythm game Touhou Danmaku Kagura, which ended service in late October 2022. UnknownX began a crowdfunding campaign to fund its efforts to salvage the now-defunct gacha game as a single-release product on PC. That campaign has to date raised over 92 million Yen (about $675,423 USD), more than 6 times the initial funding target. These campaigns activated stretch goals for a Switch edition, as well as for a new theme song produced by band Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets and singer-songwriter Kayoko Kusano.
The teaser tells the story of how Gensokyo, the home of the many characters of Touhou Project, fell to ruin, with its cities, people, and even memories subsumed by sand. Reimu Hakurei awakens, with no memory of who she was, and must collect the Mitama Cards to restore the lost memories of the realm, that it might be reborn in truth.
The rebooted edition of Danmaku Kagura will have the old gacha mechanics removed, and will be a title playable offline. It’ll also be redesigned to support controller-based play, and have an entirely rewritten story mode. UnknownX plans to support the game post-release with free and paid DLC packs that add more Mitama Cards, songs, and stories.
Touhou Danmaku Kagura: Phantasia Lost is in development for PC and Nintendo Switch. It currently has a 2023 release window. Its crowdfunding campaign will run through January 9, 2023.