As you may have heard, XSEED Games is also getting in on the localization of Touhou games and their first one happens to be an action RPG called >Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity. While they may have announced the title just last week, they already have a trailer and some new screenshots ready for E3.
Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity stars Remilia Scarlet and her maid Sakuya as they begin a journey in search for a mysterious monster in an effort to help relieve Remilia of her boredom. YOu can check out the video and new screenshots below alongside a rundown of the game from XSEED.
Immortality is boring. While one would imagine an all-powerful vampire has a lot to do, such is not the case for Remilia Scarlet. After 500 years, the Scarlet Devil is desperately searching for something new to grab her interest. One day, she finds exactly that when she stumbles upon a newspaper article about a powerful, mysterious monster wreaking havoc across the countryside. Her curiosity piqued, she runs out to investigate this disturbance, letting the tabloids guide her to just where it might be.
After an unsuccessful first investigation, she returns to find her mansion in ruins. It seems the monster has brought the fight to her! Vowing revenge, Remilia sets out with a renewed sense of determination: she will find this monster, and she will make it pay! …And, at least for a time, she might not be quite so bored.
- Acclaimed Indie Title Makes Jump to Console – Originally released as a fan-made indie title for PC, Scarlet Curiosity instantly gained a following for its beautiful soundtrack, impressive art direction, and high-speed action, and the leap to PS4 further refines the game with 1080p visuals running at a smooth 60 frames per second.
- Two Characters for Twice the Adventure – Players can choose to play as the titular vampire, Remilia Scarlet, who relies on her magic and vampiric abilities to defeat enemies at her own pace, or her devoted maid, Sakuya Izayoi, who prefers close combat as she tears things up with her time control powers and infinite supply of knives.
- Familiar Friends and Fearsome Foes – Fans of the Touhou series will find themselves right at home as the game is packed to the gills with fan-favorite characters, some of whom will challenge Remilia and Sakuya to intense boss battles that fill the screen with projectiles in a manner worthy of the renowned Touhou ‘king of bullet hell’ name.
- Action and RPG in Equal Measure – While containing all of the combat, platforming, and boss fights of an action game, experience and equipment systems allow players to level up, toughen up, and unlock various special abilities and magic spells to customize their gameplay experience.