Tokyo, Japan – 18 November 2021. TAITO Corporation today launched a major free update for its Nintendo Switch rhythm puzzle title Touhou Spell Bubble. To mark the occasion, TouHou Spell Bubble is now on sale on Nintendo eShop for a huge 50% off.

About the update
The update adds highly requested online functionality and two new game modes with all-new features. In Ranked Match mode, climb the global rankings by earning rank points through victory in online battles with players from all around the world.

Private Match mode allows players to practice online with friends to hone their skills without risk of losing rank points. Ranked Match Records allow players to view various play statistics and Titles to show off their skills to other players. In addition, two types of leaderboards have been added to Challenge Mode.

Check out this latest update in action here:

About TouHou Spell Bubble:
Touhou Spell Bubble mixes Puzzle Bobble’s iconic game design with the much-loved Touhou Project’s world and characters and adds a rhythmic element to the game play, enhanced by a lineup of 40 voice actors and illustrators. The game comes with 50 music tracks, including 12 exclusive songs, and over 100 tracks currently available via DLC.

Story
In the land known as Gensokyo, where humans live together with creatures from Japanese folklore sealed away from the outside world, a new form of entertainment has taken root. Coloured balls, infused with magic, are projected at each other and vanish when their colours match. The game is Spell Bubble, and its popularity has grown until to the point where a grand tournament is due to be held, but all is not as it seems and it’s down to Reimu to investigate!

Touhou Spell Bubble features:

  • Puzzle & rhythm fused by magic – A simple to control puzzle game with an added layer of rhythm-action to produce a whole new experience.
  • 1-2 local or online versus play
  • Story mode – Travel the land of Gensokyo, battle its inhabitants and find out who is behind the Spell Bubble tournament.
  • Ranked and Private matches

Show off your skills and climb the ranks, or enjoy a casual match with friends.

  • Challenge Mode – Battle against a series of characters of designated difficulty and A faithful port of the classic Bubble Bobble for 1-2 players, with scanlines and screen ratio options for a truly authentic arcade experience.
  • 50 music tracks from Touhou favourites

Touhou Spell Bubble is available now on Nintendo Switch for 50% off the usual price of  $54.99 / £49.99 / €49.99 until 23 October.

Visit the Touhou Spell Bubble official website and follow Taito on Twitter @TaitoCorp.