Wily Beast and Weakest Creature

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東方鬼形獣 (とうほうきけいじゅう)
Wily Beast and Weakest Creature
Wily Beast and Weakest Creature
Developer

Team Shanghai Alice

Publisher

Team Shanghai Alice

Released

Trial: May 5, 2019 (Reitaisai 16)

Genre

Vertical Danmaku Shooting Game

Gameplay

Single-Player Story Mode

Touhou Kikeijuu (Oni-Shaped Beast) ~ Wily Beast and Weakest Creature (東方鬼形獣 ~ Wily Beast and Weakest Creature) is the seventeenth official installment of the Touhou Project. It was announced by ZUN on his personal blog on April 17, 2019, at 14:02 JST.[1] A playable demo is scheduled for release on May 5, 2019, at Reitaisai 16.

Gameplay[edit]

There are three main characters: Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, and Youmu Konpaku. Development screenshots show three animal spirits that the player can equip, as well as a temporary "hyper mode" corresponding to each; "Wolf" powers up the player's focused shot, "Otter" powers up the player's bombs, and "Eagle" powers up the player's unfocused shot.[1]

Concept[edit]

In the game's preliminary description, ZUN describes it as "a shooting game that's darker than usual, full of animal elements, and just a bit aggressive."[1]

Story[edit]

Reimu, Marisa and Youmu encounter several animal spirits from Hell, who claim that their fellow animal spirits are plotting to take over the surface world. The three heroines team up with the spirits, and venture into Hell to take out this new potential threat.

Music[edit]

Press[edit]

Wily Beast and Weakest Creature was first announced on ZUN's blog on April 17, 2019, along with information about the characters and story, and several in-development screenshots.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ZUN (April 17, 2019). "東方Project 第17弾です" (in Japanese).CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)