Hidden Star in Four Seasons

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東方天空璋 (とうほうてんくうしょう)
Hidden Star in Four Seasons
Hidden Star in Four Seasons

Team Shanghai Alice


Team Shanghai Alice


Trial: May 7, 2017 (Reitaisai 14)
Full version: August 11, 2017 (Comiket 92)
Steam release: November 17, 2017


Vertical Danmaku Shooting Game


Single-Player Story Mode


Steam Version

  • Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Core 2 Duo CPU or higher
  • 600MB hard disk
  • 1024m RAM (Recommended 2048m)
  • Shader Model 2.0 compatible GPU
  • DirectSound compatible Sound Board
  • Directx 9.0c

Touhou Tenkuushou (Heavenly Jade Dipper) ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons (東方天空璋 ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons) is the sixteenth official installment of the Touhou Project. It was announced by ZUN on his personal blog on April 20, 2017, at 22:09 JST.[1] A playable demo was released May 7, 2017, at Reitaisai 14, and the full version was released August 11, 2017 at Comiket 92. It was launched on Steam on November 17, 2017, marking Touhou's debut release on Steam.


There are four main characters: Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, Cirno (with a tan), and Aya Shameimaru. ZUN described his gameplay intentions as an "ordinary STG" with no big twists[2].



Despite it being midsummer, the seasons in various locations are completely out of whack. The Hakurei Shrine is showered in cherry petals, the Youkai Mountain is basking in the middle of autumn, and the Forest of Magic is blanketed in snow... and thanks to some strange force, Gensokyo's fairies are running rampant with unfathomable strength. In the midst of this undeniable incident, the girls set out to investigate and find the perpetrator behind it.



Hidden Star in Four Seasons was first announced on ZUN's blog on April 20, 2017. He confirmed playable characters and posted in-development screenshots.

He noted that he is aiming for a "light and refreshing feeling" and would like to "return to [his] roots with something that simply aims to make you feel good to play"[2]. On May 5, ZUN showed the demo CD that would be released at next Reitaisai.

During the 86th edition of the Nikenme Radio show[3] on October 30th, 2017, ZUN announced that a Steam release for the game was planned. This was also mentioned by Tasofro in a blog entry following the show[4].


English patch[edit]

Touhou Community Reliant Automatic Patcher / THCRAP

These patches are a community translation based on Touhou Wiki and the English Touhou Patch Center Portal.
Visit the thpatch game page to find the specific patch contents for Hidden Star in Four Seasons.


  1. ZUN (April 20, 2017). "東方Project 第16弾です" (in Japanese).CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Drake (20 April 2017). "Touhou 16 「東方天空璋(とうほうてんくうしょう) ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons announced". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  3. ZUN (October 30th, 2017). "youtube版 2軒目から始まるラジオ (第86回)" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 1st, 2017. Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. 海原海豚 (November 1st, 2017). "東方憑依華リリース情報" (in Japanese). Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)