While it was revealed some time ago that the Twilight Frontier developed brawler Urban Legend in Limbo would be getting a console release on the PlayStation 4, it was today announced that fan favorite Reisen Udongein Inaba would be joining the game’s cast as well. According to sources, Reisen will serve as part of a new story mode which takes place after the events of Touhou 15: Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom and serves to link the events of the two games together.
Urban Legend In Limbo was released last summer for the PC and is the sequel to 2013’s Hopeless Masquerade. Both games see players choosing from one of over a dozen Touhou character and battling it out in midair combat reminiscent of the franchises bullet hell roots. While Hopeless Masquerade focused on a small-scale religious war between Shintoism, Taoism, and Buddhism in the world of Gensokyo, and a mysterious and emotionless girl named Hata no Kokoro, Urban Legend in Limbo instead takes a distinctly different approach and instead plops players into a crisis in which, as the game’s title suggests, urban legends are coming to life and causing strange things to happen in both Gensokyo and the outside world.
Reisen herself is a character that first appeared in the 2005 shooter Imperishable Night, where she served as the fifth stage boss and an underling of Kaguya, an immortal woman based on the Japanese folk character of the same name. Originally from the moon, where all rabbits live in the Touhou universe, Reisen eventually descended to Earth after a series wars ravage her home. Since then, she has served as a personal attendant to both the previously mentioned Kaguya, and Eirin Yagokoro, a woman known as the Brain of the Moon who is known for her great intellect and ability to produce wondrous items, in their home in Gensokyo, where she resides to this day. Most recently, she appeared as a playable character in Touhou 15: Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom.
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