Touhou Kouryudou ~ Unconnected Marketeers, Team Shanghai Alice’s new Touhou Project game, is now on Steam. A May 2021 release window was promised, and it launched on May 3, 2021. However, physical copies won’t debut in Japan until May 13, 2021. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
While people anywhere can buy Touhou Kouryudou ~ Unconnected Marketeers, it is only available in Japanese. An English fan translation patch isn’t available. While the main menu is in English, so people can find their way to the game, extra mode, practice modes, replay, and music room, the magical cards with special abilities are only in Japanese. As such, it could prove difficult to determine what each one does unless someone is fluent or works off of a fan translation. A demo is available, so people can test it out.
Here’s a trailer for the 18th Touhou Project game. People can get an idea of how the shoot’em up plays. It begins with footage of Reimu Hakurei, then moves on to show Marisa Kirisame’s abilities. After that, Sakuya Izayoi and Sanae Kochiya footage appears.
Touhou Kouryudou ~ Unconnected Marketeers is immediately available on PCs via Steam for $14.99. There is Steam Cloud support and a demo.