Touhou games are booming on the market. With the recent coming of Touhou games on Steam, a large number of international fans have got a better chance to enjoy the original Touhou games. Touhou 17: Kikeijuu - Wily Beast and Weakest Creature has just come out this August 2019. Shortly after the shooter game, we already have another title coming.

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Touhou is infamous for its enormous cast of female characters

Recently, Tasofro has announced the next Touhou 17.5 game. This will act as a side version of the game, just like what they did back then with many Touhou fighting games. Tasofro has collaborated with Team Shanghai Alice to produce 6 fighting games with their unique stories.

The latest Touhou fighting game lets our characters "float" while doing various unique moves

Touhou 17.5 is a platformer

All of Tasofro’s games were hell-bullet fighting games. However, this Touhou 17.5 seems a little bit different especially with its art style and character scale. The model size is far too small for a fighting game and way closer to be classified as a platformer. There are various fan-made Touhou platformer games out there but Touhou has never officially published any game of that genre.

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Touhou 17.5 looks pretty like a platformer

According to the description on their main website, Touhou 17.5 will be named Touhou Goyouku Ibun ~ Mizunagashita Jinjyu Jigoku. This is roughly translated into “Touhou Strange Tales of Avarice ~ Sunken Hell down the Stream". The incident this time will revolve around some kind of mysterious Black Water flowing into everything on the upper world. Our protagonist Reimu and Marisa have to go down the stream to investigate and solve the incident as usual.

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Will we have many characters to play in this platformer game?

The water gives off a strange odor and couldn't be easily removed when it touches the body. It is not something you could use for daily life as regular water. Will it be evil and need to get exterminated? Only our protagonists have the answer.

However, Tasofro only teased with 2 pictures of the gameplay and urged players to attend their Touhou Autumn Reitaisai this October 6, 2019. The trial version will cost around 200 Japanese yen (₹132). More details will come after we get to know the demo of Touhou 17.5.