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Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle

“Play, Doujin!” is a distribution platform for fangames that was launched three years ago as a collaboration between Sony and Touhou Project creator Zun. Now, the service is extending its support to include Switch games as well. As such, you can expect to see more indie games from Japan coming to the system, especially Touhou games since that was the initial focus of the “Play, Doujin!” project.

The first such game coming to the Switch will be the 3D shoot‘em up fighter Touhou Kobuto V, which was developed by Cubetype and is being published by NIS America. As you can see by NIS America’s involvement, the “Play, Doujin!” project on Switch won’t be limited to just Japan, but plans to bring some of its games to the West as well.

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Culdcept Revolt isn’t the only NIS America title being delayed this week. Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle has also been pushed back “to accommodate the production and manufacturing of the game.”

In North America, Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle will be available on October 10. The European version has a new date of October 13. This essentially amounts to a month delay as Touhou Kobuto V was originally planned for September 8 in North America and September 8 in Europe.

In other news, NIS America is distributing a new trailer today, accessible below.

Source: NIS America PR

The first footage of Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle running on Switch was shown during a live stream earlier today. Take a look at the recording below.


NIS America announced Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle Limited Edition for Switch earlier today. Along with a standard release, a special edition will also be offered.

The Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle Limited Edition contains a copy of the game, hardcover art book, 1-disc original soundtrack, set of nine magnets, and collector’s box with exclusive art. Pricing is set at $49.99.

Pre-orders for the Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle Limited Edition are open here.

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is on the way to Switch, NIS America announced today. It will launch alongside the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions in September. The North American release is set for September 5, followed by September 8 in Europe.

Here’s a rundown of Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle:

Engage in exhilarating battles on the Nintendo Switch wherever you go!

Reimu is spending her time at the Hakurei Shrine like any other day until a few people visiting the shrine spoke of
rumors that a vampire is joining forces with the yokais to assault human beings. Concerned, Reimu steps up and
goes to the Scarlet Devil Mansion to investigate the vampire.

What mysterious figure is behind all of these escalating attacks…?

About the Game:

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of
one of nine Touhou characters and eliminate your opponent using bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, or spell
cards! Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play!

Key Features:

Return to the World of Touhou – Jump back into the world of Touhou and play as some of your favorite characters
in a brand-new 3D square arena.
High-flying Combat – Outwit your opponent by taking your bullet-hell battles to the sky! Perform dashes, doublejumps,
and mid-air dashes to avoid bullets and demoralize your opponent!
Climb the Rankings – Compete at home with friends, or online against everyone to climb the rankings and become
the ultimate Touhou fighter!

We’ve included a trailer for Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle below.

Source: NIS America PR