NIS America announced that Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita has been delayed into October 10th this fall for its North American release, and will release on October 13th in Europe.
The official website for the game still hasn’t been properly updated, rocking the old September 5th, and September 8th release dates for the North American and European regions respectively. The reason for the delay is that they needed more time for manufacturing and distribution.
The actual game is a single or multiplayer combat-oriented third-person bullet-hell shooter where players will face off against opponents in arenas, using tactics to dodge incoming enemy fire, attacking enemies using the magical attacks, and understanding and counter-attacking against various burst patterns.
Usually bullet-hell games are vertical arcade scrollers, but in this case the game is more like a third-person shooter, and that really helps set it apart from a lot of other games on the market both in North America and in Europe.
It’s kind of a low-budget looking game, though. So if you’re going in expecting something high-quality like Melty Blood or Guilty Gear or Blazblue, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. To give you an idea of what to expect from the game there’s a trailer below that you can check out.
There’s a two player split-screen versus mode along with a two player online battle mode. One of the reasons the game may be so poor visually is because it also has a full fledged VR mode in support of the PlayStation VR headset.
I tend to doubt this game will make waves on Nintendo Switch or PS4 all that much. It seems like an okay title to have on the PlayStation Vita since it doesn’t have many decent games and would probably appeal to people desperate for anything new.
Anyway, you can look for Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle to launch in the West starting October 10th in North America and on October 13th in Europe.