Tag-Team Racer GENSOU Skydrift Takes Magical Drive March 9 for PlayStation 4
TOKYO – 15 Feb 2021 – GENSOU Skydrift, the spell-slinging tag-team racer from developer studio illuCalab, led by a former Mario Kart developer, and publisher Phoenixx, crosses the finish line on Thursday, March 9 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility, and featuring the debut of brand-new content.
Zip through 20 stages with a powerful duo chosen from 22 characters, one acting as a vehicle with the other riding on her back as driver, each with exclusive stats and magic spells. Strategically swap the two between rider and vehicle positions to perfectly handle the twists and turns of the tracks or use abilities at just the right moment.
Two new characters and two new courses will make their GENSOU Skydrift debut in both the new PlayStation version and now-available Nintendo Switch and Steam versions. Beloved Touhou characters Alice Margatroid and Rin Kaenbyou will be playable in all versions on 9 March. Race through vibrant cherry blossoms in the Heaven course, and through a futuristic city in Redevelopment Area B.
Dive into the magical narrative in Story Mode, battle for the best lap in Time Attack, or face the competition in Versus Mode, which hosts leagues of high-flying action in online multiplayer against up to seven opponents. Speed through the fantasy realm of Gensokyo, filled with charming creatures, flora and multicolored skies depicted in 3D in this fan-made entry in the Guiness World Record-holding Touhou Project franchise bringing the joys of racing to PlayStation 4.
“Racing games can be intimidating to break into, but a game made by fans and featuring a cute and colorful cast can help change that perception,” said EIKI, lead developer, illuCalab. “GENSOU Skydrift melds the best of a beloved genre with the magic and lore of the Touhou Project to create a game which hides depth and strategy beneath a veneer of simplicity.”
Gensou SkyDrift will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility for $23.99 USD/€ 21.99. It will support English, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). The game is available now on Steam for Windows PC and Nintendo Switch.
Established in 2019 by industry veterans, Phoenixx aims to support innovative and creative developers from Japan and around the world. Its mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one creator, one game and one community a time.
About Touhou Project
Touhou Project, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “most prolific fan-made shooter series,” is a collection of games set in the world of Gensokyo and using a recurring cast of familiar characters. Predominantly consisting of vertical shooters, the Touhou Project includes games developed by the original creator, one-man studio Team Shanghai Alice, as well as fan works made by other developers.
illuCalab is an award-winning Japanese developer with experience working on Mario Kart and other popular titles.