Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle DX
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Box art for the Nintendo Switch
Developer(s) Cubetype
Publisher(s) CUBETYPE
NIS America (North American, European and Spanish PlayStation 4 version)
Series Touhou Project
Released TBA
Genre(s) 3D Fighting Game
Mode(s) Single Player
Platform(s) Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation VR, Nintendo Switch
System requirements Windows XP/Vista/7
Pentium III 1.2GHz or higher
DirectX 9.0c

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle DX is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe, and an updated version of the original Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle.


Similar to its successor, Genso Rondo, the game features a one-on-one fighting with the use of bullets. Melee attacks can also be performed when near to the opponent.

Unlike Genso Rondo, the fights takes place on a 3D square arena on the ground with the camera focusing behind the player's character.

The goal of the game is to simply eliminate the opposing force by depleting their health to zero by attacking with bullets with various pattern differing with each character being used.

There are different types of attacks that have different directions, mainly left, right, and middle. Alternate attacks can also be used if a specific button is held (The default key in the PC version is "V"). Melee attacks are executed once the attack button is pressed when nearby to the opponent. Spell cards are also present in the game as the feature makes the player fires a special kind of projectile that is unique to every character.

Player can maneuvers around the arena in various ways to avoid bullets. Players can run around, dash and jump. Double jump is performed when pressing the jump button after the first jump. Players can dash to move quickly around the arena, even dashing in mid-air is possible.

The camera can be moved left or right manually to gain view of the opponent or the incoming bullets. The camera can also be locked on the opponent, automatically gaining sight of the enemy.

When playing multiplayer mode, this will feature a vertical split-screen to accompany both players. In team battles, four players split into 2 teams battle it out against each other, too.

In the Nintendo Switch version of this game, exclusive characters Princess Peach from the Mario franchise and Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda franchise are both added to the game's roster.


  • Single Player (Story Mode, Arcade Mode, Time Attack, 1P vs. COM, Score Attack, Training)
  • Multiplayer (1-on-1, 2-on-2)


Returning Characters

  • Reimu Hakurei
  • Marisa Kirisame
  • Sakuya Izayoi
  • Hong Meiling
  • Patchouli Knowledge
  • Cirno
  • Rumia
  • Remilia Scarlet
  • Flandre Scarlet
  • Koishi Komeiji (DLC, available if purchased from previous game)
  • Yukkuri Reimu (NPC, Story Mode Boss)

New Characters

  • Aya Shameimaru
  • Alice Margatroid
  • Youmu Konpaku
  • Utsuho Reiuji
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji
  • Suika Ibuki
  • Sanae Kochiya
  • Suwako Moriya
  • Reisen Udongein Inaba
  • Yukari Yakumo
  • Komachi Onozuka
  • Iku Nagae
  • Tenshi Hinanawi
  • Kayura Kamiya (newcomer)
  • Rika Kawasaki (newcomer)
  • Eriko Yoshida (newcomer, Arcade Mode Final Boss)
  • Peach (DLC)
  • Zelda (DLC)


Returning Stages

  • Clock Tower
  • Clock Tower (Blockade)
  • Great Library
  • Misty Lake
  • Misty Lake (Blockade)
  • Scarlet Devil Mansion
  • Scarlet Devil Mansion Gate
  • Scarlet Devil Mansion Gate (Blockade)

New Stages

  • Dragon Square
  • Forest of Magic
  • Forest of Magic (Blockade)
  • Hakurei Shrine
  • Hellish Skyscraper
  • Hyrule Field (DLC)
  • Hyrule Field (Blockade) (DLC)
  • Myouren Temple
  • Peach's Castle (DLC)
  • Tropical Jungle
  • Underground Geyser Center
  • Underground Geyser Center (Blockade)
  • Youkai Mountain
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