For decades, the influence of the iconic Japanese indie bullet-hell franchise Touhou has swept across Japan relentlessly, becoming arguably the most recognizable and wide-spread fandoms in Japan and even around the globe. The fact that series creator ZUN lets interested developers freely use his world and characters has resulted in an overwhelming amount of fan-developed spin-offs, animations, music projects, and more. Plenty of these officially sanctioned fan-games have been getting home console releases in the last couple of years, and now one more title can be added to that list, as Labyrinth of Touhou 2 (or Touhou Labyrinth: Gensokyo to Tenkan no Taiju) is set to hit Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this summer.
The original Labyrinth of Touhou was released on PC way back in 2009, with the updated sequel Labyrinth of Touhou 2 also launching on PC in 2013. This is a dungeon-crawling RPG that sees series mainstays Reimu and Marisa teaming up with nearly a dozen other characters in order to track down the missing Sword of Ame no Murakumo and crack the mystery surrounding a massive tree that suddenly sprouted in Gensokyo.
One of the most interesting parts of Labyrinth of Touhou 2 is that you’re able to freely use all twelve of your party members in battle at any time. While only four characters are active at once, each turn lets you swap your team around on the fly in order to keep everyone engaged in the conflict. And trust me, with over 100 bosses to fight, there will be plenty of conflicts.
Labyrinth of Touhou 2 is set to launch in Japan digitally for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this summer, though a global release has yet to be confirmed.