Touhou Danmaku Kagura has announced its end of service, just about a year since it launched in Japan. You can check out our impressions of the game here; it being a rhythm game featuring a variety of arranges from doujin circles with a splash of bullet hell gameplay.
Touhou Danmaku Kagura will officially end service 28 October 2022, with updates to be released up to that point. Messages from Unknown X’s vice president and commander in chief, as translated by the Danmaku Kagura English fan account, talks about financial reasons to be unable to keep the game afloat, and regret about not being able to continue providing for the fans.
Vice President Ueda Tomohiro mentions various efforts to try making the game more profitable short of slowing down content updates, considering the latter action too disruptive to the quality of the game that players have come to expect.
Here's a message from Vice President of UnknownX, Ueda Tomohiro. pic.twitter.com/RRsnBl4ygh
— Touhou Danmaku Kagura EN (@DanmakuEN) July 18, 2022
It’s certainly unfortunate that the game didn’t get a chance to go global as fans overseas would surely have been more than happy to play even a portion of the enormous library of music that the fanbase has created over the years.
You can check the Danmaku Kagura English fan account for the roadmap of the coming months till the game goes offline here.