Gensokyo Defenders, the blistering shoot-em-up tower defense game from Sony publishing label UNTIES and developer Neetpia, blasts onto Nintendo Switch today.
An unofficial entry in the Touhou Project, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “most prolific fan-made shooter series”, Gensokyo Defender sdelivers an atypical Touhou Project experience, pitting the series’ cute cast against incoming hordes on the ground in action tower defense.
Choose from more than 15 characters, each with a set of three distinct abilities such as freezing enemies in place, building barriers to prevent escape from trap zones or blasting a trio of icy beams to deal extra damage. Unleash a hail of magical projectiles at oncoming hordes, reminiscent of Touhou Project’s bullet hell roots. Grab power ups from downed creatures for a boost before taking on one of 19 bosses.
With three difficulty modes and more than 25 stages, Gensokyo Defenders provides a great experience for players of all skill levels. When the going gets tough, seek help from a friend or stranger in two player co-op via Nintendo Switch Online in the greatest war Gensokyo has seen.
“Neetpia has created a fresh take on the Touhou Project by integrating tower defense with the shooting action Touhou is known for,” said John Davis, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “The strategic action gameplay will keep players coming back for more.”
Gensokyo Defenders is available on Nintendo eShop for $19.99 USD with English text localization and full audio and text available in Japanese.