Touhou Project is a series of PC games developed in Japan by an individual named Zun, that first appeared in 1995. As we wrote in our introduction to the series from April, it consists primarily of “challenging â€˜bullet-hellâ€™ style top-down arcade shooting games,” shot through with a deep and engaging mythology. It’s one of the most popular indie game series in Japan, and the Western release of Touhou 14: Double Dealing Character apparently did well enough for itself to justify more.
“With all the attention that Touhou is getting, we decided to get your opinion on some of the Touhou Derivative titles,” publisher Playism wrote in a poll posted earlier this week. “What Touhou Derivative would you all like to see in the west?”
Your choices, which may or may not be listed in a particular order:
New Super Marisa Land (é”ç†æ²™ã¨6ã¤ã®ã‚ãƒŽã‚³ lit. “Marisa and the 6 Mushrooms”)
Urban Legend in Limbo (æ±æ–¹æ·±ç§˜éŒ² lit. “Eastern Record of Deep Mysteries”)
The Nightmare of Rebellion (æ±æ–¹çŽ„å¤¢å¦–èš lit. “Eastern Mysterious Dream Youkai Talk”)
Scarlet Symphony (ç´…é”åŸŽä¼èª¬ ç·‹è‰²ã®äº¤éŸ¿æ›² lit. “Legend of Scarlet Devil Castle: Scarlet Symphony”. AKA “Touhouvania”)
Touhou Sky Arena (æ±æ–¹ã‚¹ã‚«ã‚¤ã‚¢ãƒªãƒ¼ãƒŠ)
Adventures of Scarlet Curiosity (æ±æ–¹ç´…è¼å¿ƒ)
Gensou Shoujo Taisen Scarlet (å¹»æƒ³å°‘å¥³å¤§æˆ¦ç´… lit. “Fantasy Maiden Wars E”)
Touhou no Meikyuu (æ±æ–¹ã®è¿·å®® lit. “Labyrinth of Touhou”)
Touhou Soujinengi The Genius of Sappheiros (æ±æ–¹è’¼ç¥žç¸èµ· lit. “Blue God Omen”)
Gensou Ningyou Enbu (å¹»æƒ³äººå½¢æ¼”èˆž lit. “Fantasy Puppet Dance Performance”) AKA. Touhou Puppet Dance Performance
MegaMari – Marisa no Yabou (MegaMari – é”ç†æ²™ã®é‡Žæœ› lit. “Marisa’s Ambition”)
Touhou Hisoutensoku ~ Choudokyuu Ginyoru no Nazo o Oe (æ±æ–¹éžæƒ³å¤©å‰‡ã€€ï½žã€€è¶…å¼©ç´šã‚®ãƒ‹ãƒ§ãƒ«ã®è¬Žã‚’è¿½ãˆ lit. “Lacking the Perception of the Natural Laws of the East ~ Chase the Enigma of the Gargantuan Guignol”)
There’s also an “other” option, for people who want something that’s not on the list. Playism also noted that it’s simply “gathering opinions” at this point, and that the poll doesn’t guarantee anything.