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Diverse avatar 10:44 AM on 03.03.2010  (server time)
Touhou 12.5 ~ Double Spoiler announced!

ZUN put up a blog yesterday announcing the next side-entry to the Touhou series of danmaku shoot 'em ups: Touhou Bunkachou ~ Double Spoiler. This particular entry is actually a sequel(a first for the series!) to the original Touhou Bunkachou; Shoot The Bullet. Not much is known about it, but ZUN has stated that Double Spoiler will be much more difficult then Shoot The Bullet(yes!). He also said not the expect any of the characters who made an appearance in STB to return in DS, with the exception of Gensokyo's number one reporter of course, Aya Shameimaru. Along with the release date being set for March 14th during the upcoming Reitaisai 7, these few screenshots were shown:

Shoot The Bullet still holds up as not just one of my favorite spin-offs from the Touhou Project series, but it's one of my favorite entries to the series as a whole. It's also the one Touhou game I find myself coming back to the most, so naturally I'm incredibly excited for Double Spoiler. The original Bunkachou had a wonderful take on the whole bullet-hell genre, and I love to see the gameplay be brought over into a whole new game. Since none of the characters from STB will be making a reappearance, I'm sure it's a safe bet to say these new characters will all be from Mountain of Faith up into U.F.O. Also, STB was a pretty difficult game to begin with, so to hear ZUN say that DS will be more difficult has me really excited to try it out.

I'm sure Double Spoiler will be leaked the same day, if not the day after it's release on March 14th, so be sure to keep an eye out. But don't forget to actually buy a copy when it hits the internet retailers. You don't want to be a filthy pirate!

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