NIS America announced that Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is scheduled to launch on the PS Vita, PlayStation 4 and now the Nintendo Switch starting September 5th in North America. Those residing in Europe will be able to pick up the game starting September 8th.
Due to adding the Nintendo Switch to the platform roll-out for the game, NIS America announced that they would be delaying all of the platform releases to September 5th.
The game itself is a versus-style, bullet-hell, 3D action game where players will take control of one of the nine characters from the Touhou universe and duke it out using a variety of melee attacks, spell cards, and patterns. The game is like a dumbed down version of the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm, games, insofar that the battles take place within a small duel-like arena.
You can see what the gameplay is like with the trailer below, which was originally released back in February.
In the old announcement trailer they had a summer release window penned in for Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle. Of course, much like Sonic Mania, NIS decided to delay the Western launch of the game to accommodate the Nintendo Switch.
It’s interesting how some companies are starting to throw out some Switch support and delaying their games for Nintendo’s system as opposed to sticking with the original launch dates. It’s almost as if they expect their titles to be more popular on the Switch than the other consoles.
Touhou Kobuto V will have some console specific features, such as a VR mode for those with a PlayStatoin VR, as well as both local and online multiplayer battle modes. They don’t mention if there will be linked play between two Nintendo Switch consoles, but it would be pretty neat if they did decide to add that feature.
You can learn more about Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle by visiting the official website.