Touhou Obtains Western Release – “Finally!”

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Indie game distributor Playism has announced that the legendary bullet-hell franchise Touhou will finally be making its official debut in the west, allowing long-time western enthusiasts the ability to play without being hindered by the bothersome language barrier – though many may be curious as to what took so long.

The title to be translated and released will be Touhou 14: Double Dealing Character, likely due to the plot being largely unrelated to the franchise’s overall story, thus making it a prime candidate for a fresh start.

Some gameplay samples of Touhou 14:

Whether or not Touhou’s other enthralling games will receive English releases is not known, but any new information will come by way of Playism’s official site.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I have all the games and I never buy anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ddl ftw bro!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:32 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is there really a story to this thing? I thought it was just the "fans" making a story around it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There's quite a bit of official work behind it. Lots of books, mangas, whatever we get from the dozens of games, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:17 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those are all DJ works tho right? The non-games? And the games have minimal text...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:12 14/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    As in actual official material created under ZUN's direction.

    Actual Gensokyo is...actually a pretty dark place to live in depending on who you are. For example, you are actually required to fear the youkai because the youkai need that fear to keep existing. And the youkai are obligated to go and cause trouble for humans because they wouldn't be youkai otherwise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course it does, what kind of idiot thinks it didn't have a base story at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    only Call of Duck...Duty have no story ;p

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    Comment by Imyou
    06:45 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, on the level of a Puyo Puyo game or something. Each game has its own incident story and there's a bit to tie some of them together. Most of the story I've seen goes around game 8 (Imperishable Night) though - multiple spinoff manga, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:44 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    already have it, if its not on steam ill get it just to compare the translations (fan made and official) and hope zun gets some money from me. GOG version when?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:57 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    What took so long? ZUN came to an anime con in the US a couple of years ago and said that the main issue was the translation: since his English isn't great someone else would have to do it, but he prefers doing as much of the work as possible by himself and worried that a translator wouldn't get the intent behind some of his writing.

    He also talked about looking for a viable distribution method; at the time he said he liked Steam, but I guess he changed his mind and went with Playism instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Steam is shit- I rather just have standard digital download.

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    Comment by Imyou
    06:48 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Yeah. It's no good having someone else hold the off switch to your entire library. If they ever overcharged you or put an accidental fee on and didn't feel like reversing it, you could either suck it up, or reverse the charge and watch them take your whole library away.

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    Comment by Dark Mage
    10:16 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Agreed Steam does suck and if you can buy a game directly from the developer do it as you might get an offline mode that actually works.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:01 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Agreed, Steam ruined PC gaming. It's unfortunate that dedicated PC gamers fail to recognise that just because they're invested into the dominant system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's your wallet speaking, isn't it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:32 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Steam is especially shit for those users who don't have sse2 support in their cpu and only have sse.Since the new update it's impossible to load steamUI.dll because it always fails to load and steam seems like it doesn't care anymore about users with amd athlon xp or pentium 3.
    I didn't know i should have bought a pentium 4 back in the day because now i can't download any games anymore since their client program doesn't work.
    I think i am gonna use gog for some games that i still don't have.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    What the fuck dude. Donate that ancient thing to some museum or something. And get a modern PC.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:52 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    OP / 06:14
    With that kind of abacus it's a serious miracle that you can even still browse the internet. SanCom's javascript alone should make your system lag like no tomorrow without a spare core to handle user input.

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    Comment by Dark Mage
    11:07 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Though if you want a PC that's more up to spec an upgrade won't cost much
    If it's a typical ATX desktop you can buy a cheap AMD APU board and CPU for $70 that will be faster then your present setup.

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    Comment by Dark Mage
    10:23 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.4)

    If you playing games that can run on hardware that old look to gog as they sell older games that are DRM free.

    Gog is everything steam should be though they still don't have a lot a big names but it's slowly changing.

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    Comment by Joe88
    12:32 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.4)

    P3 and steam, seriously?
    Just go to a pawn shop or somewhere where you can get a used computer for cheap, something around 2010 shouldn't be that expensive at all, rather than complaining that your 15 year computer cant run steam.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:15 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    athlon xp, pentium 3, what kind of third world wizardtry is this?! poorfag get out

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    For 70 dollars i get worse shit than i already have lol or slightly better then mine.
    Why are people selling their overused pcs for so much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The computer is from 2003 or 2004 i bought an amd athlon xp that time not knowing how amd athlon was behind in sse2 support.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    5:50 i know it's old but old pcs need love too until i get a new one which i am hoping to get this year.It's funny the games i have are all normaly playable if i had the dvds of it but no i bought it on steam that wouldn't even need sse2.Could have gotten a pc in 2009 but didn't.
    The financial situation is getting better slowly so i hope to get one modern pc.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Steam is shit for people with shit PCs"

    ...okay.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Steam is like a console except indie developers can get there game on it, and tons of people gather through it. Steam is great for games (discounting any problems the program itself may have.

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    Comment by Tasche
    09:09 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.4)

    indie devs hardly get their games on steam without some sort of consumer or steam backlash, greenlight is a failure, and so is steam's ability to curate. its easier for devs to get on XBL or PSN than it is on steam.

    Comment by Anonymous

    More like Steam's standards were too high for an indie developer to meet. It's pretty common for titles to get rejected, due to glitches & other compatibility issues.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 13/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Too high? Have you even heard of Grass Simulator or Air Control? If they set the bar any lower even an ant would have to limbo.

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    Comment by Dark Mage
    10:13 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Bullshit some of the stuff on Steam is as bad if not worse then the shovelware you see in the android market.

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    Comment by Tasche
    09:11 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    greenlight was a flawed attempt, and steam acknowledges that. at-least they know they suck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Green light pretty much guarantees that he would make it in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 16/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    we don't need more 2hu hipster fags

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    Comment by TNinja
    23:14 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well. I wonder if this would disturb the western fan-market, or whatever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 15/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't think of any particular reasons it should, off the top of my head. The translator teams will probably be interested in seeing/arguing over how the localisation teams decide to translate things tho.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:13 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Make them all white so I can play this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just use torrents you can have tons of games for FREE even this game will be for free.LONG LIVE THE PIRACY!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 13/04/2015 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    all the names are still japanese you noobs

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    Comment by Cypherous
    05:29 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Translated is not the same as Localised just an FYI, your name said in german would still be the same even if the rest of the words around it were translated, so its hardly a case of "noobs" and more a case of you not understanding the difference :)

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    Comment by ♥Jacky la Mort♥
    05:31 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Please don't feed the morons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 13/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Morons need to eat too :|




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