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New playable character and a boss rush mode, introducing new content for Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem !
Fresh content drop adds playable character, boss rush mode.
October 19, 2023
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]
- Announcing two new features for Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem in preparation for its global release!
- New playable character to add to the fun of the base game, plus a new boss rush mode
- Pre-orders booming for special Nintendo Switch™ package sold in Japanese stores; special merch included, varying by store
- Global Steam/Nintendo Switch™ release set for December 14th, 2023
Global game publisher CFK (headed by Chang-sig Koo) is proud to announce today (10/19) that new content is to be added to the December 14th, 2023 Nintendo Switch™ and Steam release of new gothic horror Touhou action game Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem.
Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem is the sequel to side-scrolling action game Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony, a spinoff of the Touhou Project(東方Project) series, beloved by fans around the world.
Following the previous entry into the series, popular illustrator Banpai Akira contributed to this work as well, adding a dark character design to pair with the notable atmospheric sound and gameplay improvements over the previous version of the game. In addition, the extremely talented voice actresses have returned to breathe life into the characters with their voice acting.
● Returning cast of characters and voice actresses
Sakuya Izayoi (Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro)
Remilia Scarlet (Voiced by: Eri Kitamura)
Patchouli Knowledge (Voiced by: Noriko Rikimaru)
Flandre Scarlet (Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto)
Hong Meiling (Voiced by: Satomi Sato)
Alice Margatroid (Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu)
Yukari Yakumo (Voiced by: Aya Endo)
Ran Yakumo (Voiced by: Yu Kobayashi)
Chen (Voiced by: Ryoko Shintani)
Yuyuko Saigyouji (Voiced by: Hekiru Shiina)
Youmu Konpaku (Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi)
Komachi Onozuka (Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu)
Reimu Hakurei (Voiced by: Rina Sato)
Marisa Kirisame (Voiced by: Ryoko Shintani)
We at CFK are proud to announce additional content for Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem ahead of its global release. This includes a new playable character and a boss rush mode, both expected to excite players’ interest as these features add more playability to the main game.
The two new modes will be unlocked on clearing the Phantasm stage. The new additions are as follows:
● Introducing the two new features of Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem
1) Playable character - Reimu Hakurei
Reimu Hakurei, protagonist of the previous game Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony, becomes a playable character.
Reimu Hakurei, shrine maiden of the Hakurei Shrine with the ability to float, is slated to appear as a boss who blocks Sakuya Izayoi’s way forward in Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem.
Reimu Hakurei uses her whip-like close range ‘purification rod’ and her long range ‘ofuda’ paper charms, both introduced in the previous game, along with her unique emergency ability, ‘sliding,’ which allows her free movement through the air.
This planned addition gives players a completely different way to enjoy the game when placed alongside Sakuya Izayoi, the original protagonist.
New playable character Reimu Hakurei
2) Boss rush mode
In this mode, players will be able to topple all of the Touhou characters that appear as bosses in Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem.
There are a number of boss routes lined up, including the Hakurei route and the Scarlet Devil Mansion route, changing up the characters who will appear.
● Add many new features
The "Extra-Easy" mode, which was added to its previous work and received favorable reviews, will be added. Users can easily enjoy the game by adjusting the level of difficulty. In "Extra-Easy" mode, the enemy's HP and attack power are lowered.
In addition, a "challenge" element that allows you to check the achievements of various difficulties achieved while playing the game, and a "collection" element that allows you to enjoy events or BGM that you have experienced once while playing the game will be added.
● Pre-orders for the limited first edition package are currently open! In cooperation with Japanese outlets, original merch is ready and waiting
CFK is currently accepting pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch™ physical release of Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem and the limited first edition to be released in Japan. The limited first edition includes a number of perks in addition to the main game which are as follows:
- Special box with new illustration by Banpai Akira
- Manual + artbook (remake) (36 pages total)
- Original soundtrack (remaster) (2 CDs with 31 tracks total)
- Special acrylic plate with new artwork by illustrator Banpai Akira
Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem limited first edition package goods
In addition to these goodies, CFK has been working with Amazon Japan, animate, AmiAmi, and other famous Japanese retailers to create additional per-order merch to be included in each package sold. Pre-orders will close at each location once these packages are sold, and some sites may not be able to ship outside of Japan.
In addition to the pre-order event in Japan, CFK is planning to release a physical Nintendo Switch™ version of Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem for fans around the world. Details will be announced at a later date.
Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem was first unveiled to the public last September at the Tokyo Game Show 2022. Gamers are flocking back to the Koumajou Remilia series after the playable sequel, Koumajou Remilia 2: Stranger’s Requiem, was revealed at PlayX4 2023. The official website for the game is now open, introducing the various contents the game has in store to players.
In addition, Koumajou Remilia 2: Stranger’s Requiem participated in the concluded Steam Next Fest, held from October 9th to 16th, and released a demo version, both successfully garnering the attention of players around the world before its release.
Alongside the announcement of this information, CFK will be unveiling an official website for Koumajou Remilia 2: Stranger’s Requiem so that players will have free access to new information about this game and its release.
The previous entry into the series, Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony, became a fan favorite when the developers reworked the game with HD graphics and added new gameplay elements, taking the game to a whole new level, and Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem is expected to reach that same level of fandom. Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem is set to release to Steam and the Nintendo Switch™ on December 14th.
● About the Koumajou Remilia series
Koumajou Remilia is a 2D side-scrolling action series, spun off from the globally adored Touhou Project games, and a fan-made remaster of the Koumajou Densetsu project first introduced to us by Frontier Aja in 2009. It’s a stand-alone interpretation and expression of the Touhou Project world and characters, having received a great response from fans of the Touhou Project series.
The first remake, titled Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony, was based on the monumental work Embodiment of Scarlet Devil and released to the globe on Steam and Nintendo Switch™ on July 28th, 2022 through a joint effort by CFK and Frontier Aja.
It told the story of protagonist Reimu Hakurei, who headed off to Scarlet Devil Castle in search of the unknown cause of the mysterious events to hit Gensoukyou; and alongside the participation of popular illustrator Banpai Akira, it also featured improved HD graphics and other additional features that improved on the quality of the original game. It also included a variety of languages, including English, Korean, Japanese, and French, and fully-voiced lines from the popular voice actresses the original version lacked.
Following the successful global release of Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony, Frontier Aja and CFK unveiled the gothic horror Touhou action sequel Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem. It is based on Touhou Project’s Perfect Cherry Blossom game and is slated to be released to the globe on Steam and Nintendo Switch™ on December 14th of this year.
The protagonist of Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem is Sakuya Izayoi, one of Remilia’s followers. This game sees Sakuya change from vampire hunter into a protagonist while paying homage to the original story. To fit with current gameplay specs, it is compatible with 1080p Full HD and widescreen monitors, and provides a number of new gameplay features.
● Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem official trailer:
● Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem Steam store page
● Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem official homepage
● Product info.
Title: Koumajou Remilia Ⅱ: Stranger's Requiem
Platform: Steam, Nintendo Switch™
Release date: December 14th, 2023 (Thursday)
Developer: Frontier Aja, CFK Co., Ltd.
Publisher: CFK Co., Ltd.
Genre: Gothic horror Touhou action
Supported players: 1 player
Supported languages: English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), French
Copyright information: ©Team Shanghai Alice ©2023 Frontier Aja All Rights Reserved. Published by CFK.
● CFK Official Channels
Official homepage: https://www.cfk.kr/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CFKOfficialChannel
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