Announcement: Touhou 12.3 – Hisoutensoku


Update! Last updated August 15th, 2009.

I kid you not, there is going to be a Touhou 12.3. And it has Cirno. Inquire within.

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Update! August 15th, 2009

Handful of information and pictures today, kindly used with permission by Izm from Natural Selectイズム. Go click on that link a couple (hundred) times a day to show your respect to this kind gentleman.

So, anyway, here’s some new things from Hisoutensoku.

First things first, this game can be played standalone, but can also be used as an upgrade kit for Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. If used as an upgrade kit, you also get the fifteen original characters. If installed standalone, however, you’ll only get a handful of said original characters.

Just some clarification on how to “upgrade” to Hisoutensoku. Make sure you have the original Scarlet Weather Rhapsody installed on your computer somewhere prior to installing Hisoutensoku. Also, make sure your Hisoutensoku is updated to Ver. 1.01. You can download that in the link provided in step 1.

1) Go here and download the “score123.dat” file.

2) Replace the pre-existing “score123.dat” in the folder containing Hisoutensoku with the one you just downloaded.

3) In that same Hisoutensoku folder, there should be a .ini file that says “configex123”. Open it with Notepad, and go to “path”.

4) Type in the location of Scarlet Weather Rhapsody‘s root folder, in “path=”. For example, it usually will be in “C:\My Computer\Program Files\tasofro\th105\” or something.

5) Save the .ini file, then exit. Boot up Hisoutensoku and enjoy!

Also, you get more color palettes to choose from for each character, instead of just two per character. So if you feel the need to look different while playing this online, by all means, do it.

Alice apparently moved up from low-tier… but she moved up to fucking-incredible-god tier, thanks to some new moves, one of which include a bumrush of dolls. And one HUEG LIKE XBOX DOLL.



Remilia’s got some new aces up her sleeve, too. Including this one.

ewwchinabludI shit you not, that is an attack. And it’s exactly what it looks like. One of Remilia’s new attacks involves doing what vampires do best: suck blood. It’s a health-draining move too, so whenever you’re low on health, please feel free to bite into your opponent’s neck. Sounds satisfying.

Good news: Meiling’s not a joke character anymore. In fact, she’s got quite the arsenal of punches and kicks in her Chinese martial arts-inspired movelist. Including a “hadouken” of sorts that will penetrate even Youmu’s ghost snipe. But according to Izm, she still sucks. But I think this picture proves otherwise…


Oh yeah, Reisen can do this too. CLONES.

vegaIs Youmu confused? She shouldn’t be. Time to play “Bunny Mirage Roulette”.

Komachi. Awesome.


If she were asleep less often, she’d be able to do this more.

That’s all the returning characters, now let’s get to the new ones!

Utsuho Reiuji, the lovable nuclear yatagarasu/hellraven from Subterranean Animism, makes an appearance here in Hisoutensoku. She looks badass. Just look at that cannon!


Look, she’s even got screen-eating Level 5 attacks.

butthurtsSanae Kotiya, the rival shrine maiden from Mountain of Faith, is here as well. She’s pretty unique in the sense that she has two supporter characters too, Suwako Moriya and Kanako Yasaka, also from Mountain of Faith. Other than that, she’s pretty much “a better raymoo,” says Izm.

reimuspinAnd here’s one of her supporters, Suwako, in action. Or not.



But wait! What’s this? Suwako Moriya is a standalone character too? What can she do?


Well, I lol’d.

Which brings me to  the main reason why I want to play Hisoutensoku: Cirno. First making her appearance in The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, then Perfect Cherry Blossom, then Phantasmagoria of Flower View, and now here. IT’S TIME TO SHOW THE WORLD THE POWER OF ⑨.

cswrdIzm says Cirno’s “decent”. I will enjoy my mid-tier.

Whoo! That’s it! Once again, thanks for the intel, Izm! Hope you can bring home the goods again. Seriously, go visit his website. Don’t visit and Reimu kicks your ass. Entirely your choice.

Well, I gotta wrap this up. I can’t wait until I can play this game. Until next time.

It was announced today that there’s going to be a 12.3rd entry into the Touhou series, and once again, it’s going to be a collaboration between Tasogare Frontier and ZUN. The game’s called 非想天則 (Hisoutensoku). Translated into English, that’s Unthinkable Natural Law. It’s going to be another fighting game. I assume the gameplay is going to remain untouched from 10.5 (Scarlet Weather Rhapsody), with a few (new?) tweaks. But what people really want to know about are the characters introduced to 12.3.

The three new characters are Hong Meiling Chuugoku, Sanae Kotiya, and– wait for it–

CIRNO. Yes. Cirno is going to be a playable character in 12.3.


Meiling Chuugoku isn’t new in the strict(est) sense, since she was playable in the first Touhou fighting game, Immaterial and Missing Power. But since she wasn’t in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, I guess she’s new to the SWR fighting engine. I’m expecting her to play pretty much the same.

SanaeHSI’m thinking Sanae will probably have a moveset akin to Reimu, with a couple deviations, much like Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter. Inb4 there will probably be lots of Sanae players. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. After all, she isn’t “the 2P Reimu” for nothing, right?

ChirunoHSCirno. She should be the strongest. No questions asked. But knowing the Touhou community and the combined efforts of TasoFro and ZUN, they’ll probably make her the weakest character out of everyone. Why must this be so? ;_;

I’d also be expecting an engine rebalance, or maybe new characters. But should I set my expectations that high? Do we know of the definite changes for sure? Only time will tell. Maybe as there’s more revealed about the game, I’ll update accordingly. The game is supposed to come out at Comiket 76, which is August 15th, according to Touhou Wiki. Until next time.

Before I forget, thanks for providing the link, KirbyM! Yup, it was on his page in one of his “create.swf” update posts. It’s all moonrunes, so I’ll just provide the link for my source, at See ya!

EDIT: I just realized that they made a typo in the title. This is the 12.3rd game in the series, yet they say it’s the 12.3th game. Silly Japanese and their Engrish.

July 28th, 2009 Update

So, apparently, the game’s just going to be called Touhou Hisoutensoku. It also appears to have gotten a facelift in terms of the HUD and quite possibly the main interface. Over at Gforum’s Thread for Touhou, the story is apparently centered around a robot, and “will have some sorta giant robot theme”, says reppu_kiri, a member of the forum. It’s still pretty vague if this game is going to be a standalone title or just an “upgrade kit” for Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. But for now, it’s been confirmed through screenshots that Reimu and Marisa are both returning characters. So, if this is going to be that “upgrade” for SWR, it’s probably going to add Meiling, Sanae, and Cirno to the existing character roster. Oh well, you can expect me to keep up with the updates as the release date for Hisoutensoku (and Undefined Fantastic Object) slowly approaches. Until next time!

Update! July 28th, 2009


1 Response to “Announcement: Touhou 12.3 – Hisoutensoku”

  1. 1 hinokun 2010/03/18 at 3:33 am

    the link to download the score leads to 404 not found…

    is there any other link other than this?

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