Touhou Project horror adventure game 3rd Eye launches September 30 for PC, Q4 2019 for PS4 and Switch

A different kind of Touhou Project game.

3rd Eye

3rd Eye, a horror adventure set in the Touhou Project universe, will launch for PC via Steam on September 30 for $14.99, followed by PlayStation 4 and Switch in Q4 2019, publisher Unties and developer 3rd Eye Project announced. It will support English and Japanese language options.

Here is an overview of the game, via Unties and its Steam page:

About

Koishi Komeiji is a quirky child with no friends but an incredible gift. As her 3rd eye awakens, she can see lingering traces of the past and glimpse inside people’s hearts, all brought to life as surreal, hand-drawn visual manifestations.

Explore the mysterious world and souls of those around Komeiji using the 3rd eye to discover items and clues. See the motivations of those she encounters along her journey painted in dreamlike strokes, but use these powers sparingly as overuse of the 3rd eye will cause it to become bloodshot, restarting the level. Only special drops will prevent red eye.

A hauntingly beautiful art style sets the tone of this gripping narrative exploring universal themes of loneliness and isolation across six chapters, with more than 10 characters (including special appearances of popular Touhou Project originals), a 20,000-word script, and three possible endings. Help Koishi learn to understand the feelings of others and build friendships to ease her solitude.

Characters

  • Koishi Komeiji (The Protagonist) – A girl who reads the thoughts of others. Fearing her Third Eye, she’s spent most of her life alone, locked up in her room. She’s a living being, and must have had parents, but they are nowhere to be seen. Her sister has left her all alone. What could she be up to? One night, however, Koishi wakes up in an unfamiliar room, and her life is changed forever.
  • Satori Komeiji – Koishi’s older sister. Avoids people and lives with animals.
  • The Rabbit Girl – A poor girl working a job she hates.
  • The Girl in Red – A poor girl who thinks she can pull off anything.
  • The Girl in Blue – A poor girl who thinks she can pull off anything.
  • Reisen Udongein Inaba – A mature lady who hands out medicine.

And many more.

Locations

  • The Park – Lots of friends! Try talking to the shopkeepers and working kids too! (The bus line to Briarcliff and Collingwood is no longer in service.)
  • The Snowfield – Beautiful, endless snow-covered scenery! Feeling lucky? Dig here and there for treasure! But try not to disturb the two artists at work.
  • The Bamboo Thicket – A thicket. Nothing but bamboo. You’ll find Nothing here, too. The desire for nothingness is understandable, but is quite literally meaningless.
  • The Mansion – It’s home! I’m home! Play with all your family members. But never forget the rules!

Watch a new trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.

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