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TOKYO, JAPAN – April 25, 2019 – Gensokyo Defenders, the blistering shoot-em-up tower defense game from Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) publishing label UNTIES and developer Neetpia, annihilates enemy threats on Steam today. The Nintendo Switch version simultaneously arms itself with a DLC. Gensokyo Defenders’ base game is 30% off on both platforms to celebrate the Steam launch until May 8.

The DLC includes three new stages, traps and playable characters: Toyosatomimi no Miko, an immortal hermit and Buddhist saint; Byakuren Hijiri, a peace-loving nun who wields her magic for good; and Yakumo Yukari, who can manipulate boundaries physical and intangible. It costs $6.99 and is available today for both Nintendo Switch and Steam.

Battle through more than 25 stages brimming with enemy hordes trying to destroy the base with bullet showers and catastrophic magic spells. Collect power-ups and place strategic traps including watchtowers equipped with powerful machine guns, deadly spikes and ramps to send enemies running, then conquer 19 bosses. Invite a friend to join the action in online co-op.

Gensokyo Defenders is a fan-made entry in the Touhou Project, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the "most prolific fan-made shooter series.” With 20 playable Touhou witches, each equipped with a personalized set of three abilities,Gensokyo Defenders brings an epic battle to Steam.

Gensokyo Defenders is an action-packed game mixing the best of Touhou Project with a genre new to the franchise: tower defense,” said John Davis, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “Gensokyo Defenders retains the core Touhou fans all know and love: tons of bullets. Now the added layer of strategic gameplay.”

It is now available on Steam for 30% off the regular price of $19.99 USD with English text localization and full audio and text available in Japanese. Nintendo Switch owners can get Gensokyo Defenders for the same price. Both platforms carry the DLC for $6.99.

For more information, please visit the UNTIES official website or follow@UNTIESWORLD on Twitter.


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About Neetpia

Based out of Japan, Neetpia is a “doujin” studio composed of three friends who develop games for fun in their spare time. Their previous work includes Touhou Project fan game Age of Ethanols. Learn more at the Neetpia official website(Japanese only) or follow @neetpia_ on Twitter.


Based out of Tokyo, Japan, Sony Music’s video game publishing label UNTIES is dedicated to expanding the reach of Japan’s best indie developers. Their name derives from their goal of untying games from specific platforms and sharing them worldwide. For more information, visit the UNTIES website or follow@UNTIESWORLD on Twitter.

Media Contacts

Lena LeRay / Veronica Stodolnik

Stride PR for UNTIES

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