“Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony” Coming This Summer to Nintendo Switch, Steam PC

Publisher CFK recently announced that Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony, a 2D action game based on Touhou Project and Frontier Aja is coming Nintendo Switch and Steam PC on 28 July.

Co-developed by Frontier Aja and CFK, Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony is unabashedly inspired by the later Castlevania games, particularly Symphony of the Night.

Here’s the official breakdown of Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony from CFK:

Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony has been loved by many gamers since the release of its original version, highly praised for its quality gameplay and soundtrack as well as Banpai Akira’s sharp and gothic reinterpretation of the characters from Touhou Project.

The Nintendo Switch and Steam versions contain a number of enhanced features compared to the original, such as HD remastered graphics, newly added dialogues, and English language support. Full Japanese dub by popular voice actors will also be available in the new versions.

Story

Gensokyo faces sudden disturbance as Scarlet Mist spreads once again.

To Reimu Hakurei, this peculiar phenomenon resembled something familiar.

‘Is this that vampire’s doing?’, she thought to herself.There was only one choice: head to the Scarlet Devil Mansion, and find out the true cause of the disturbance.

……but this time, the way to the mansion was a little different from usual.

< Gameplay >

● Colorful dialogues between Touhou characters

The player becomes Reimu Hakurei and sets out to find the true cause of the Scarlet Mist. On the way to the Scarlet Devil Mansion, they will interact with various Touhou characters in a number of intense bullet hell battles.

● Reimu’s Weapons

The player will fight their way to the cause of the disturbance using right weapons in right situations. Reimu has Purification Wand for close combat, and Ofuda for attacking flying enemies. She herself can fly, too.

● Marisa and Cirno join the party!

Marisa Kirisame and Cirno join Reimu in her adventure, supporting her with their own partner attacks. The player can summon them at the cost of Souls. To lead the battle to victory, they need to decide carefully when to call for the partner’s help.

● Survive the Touhou-style bullet hell!

Playing as Reimu Hakurei, the player will encounter and fight Touhou characters such as Hong Meiling, Sakuya Izayoi, and Alice Margatroid. The residents of the Scarlet Devil Mansion will corner the player with fierce bullet hell patterns.

And behind all of them stands the vampire Reimu is looking for……!

In addition to the digital release, there are also plans for a physical edition on the Switch, which is now available to preorder (from Japan). This includes a special limited edition that will come with the following bonus tchotchkes:

  • Exclusive game package box designed with Banpai Akira’s new art
  • [Reprint] 34-page special artbook
  • [Reprint] Original soundtrack (2 CDs, 27 songs total)
  • Acrylic picture plate designed with Banpai Akira’s new art

Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony is planned for release for Nintendo Switch and Steam PC on 28 July.

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