Touhou Kobuto V Delayed to September, Switch Version Announced

NIS America has announced a delay for Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle.

The game will forgo its planned July release date for one in September, the reason being a Nintendo Switch version, which the publisher also confirmed at the same time. Now, the game will launch across PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and the Switch on September 5th in North America and September 8th in Europe.

It’s worth mentioning both the PlayStation 4 and Switch versions will get both a retail and digital release, while the PS Vita version is digital-only.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via NIS America:


The Story

Reimu is spending her time at the Hakurei Shrine like any other day until a few people visiting the shrine spoke of rumours that a vampire is joining forces with the yokais to assault human beings. Concerned, Reimu steps up and goes to the Scarlet Devil Mansion to investigate the vampire.

What mysterious figure is behind all of these escalating attacks…?

The Game

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of your favorite Touhou characters and join the fray. Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play.

Key Features

  • Return to the World of Touhou – Jump back into the world of Touhou and play as some of your favorite characters.
  • High-Flying Combat – Take your bullet hell battles to the sky with the ability to fly.
  • Climb the Rankings – Compete at home with friends, or online against everyone to climb the rankings and become the ultimate Touhou fighter.
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  • MusouTensei

    Fine with that.

  • Fenrir007

    The world needs more Touhou. And Zun needs to learn how to fucking draw.

  • grgspunk

    Why did they have to delay the PS4 and Vita versions just to release the Switch version?