Drillimation Systems is proud to announce that the Touhou 5: Mystic Square NES Demake is finally done. Lasting only three weeks, this was by far the shortest and sweetest development cycle a Drillimation Danmaku Universe game has undergone. The reason was the reusing the same engine the Touhou 4: Lotus Land Story NES Demake and most of the source code was already written for use. The only changes were the two extra playable characters of Mima and Yuuka Kazami.
Pre-production of the game began in December 2021 and didn’t finish until the end of March 2022. Part of the reason why that lengthy time is because Chuhou Joutai 3 was also being developed concurrently alongside this demake. The music was pretty much the big hurdle of this game. Most of the songs did not exist in the MIDI format and thanks to Discord user YoshiLightStar, Drillimation was able to extract the .M files and convert them to MIDI.
Some graphics from the Phantasmagoria of Dimensional Dreams Demake were reused, alongside several images from the Lotus Land Story Demake. The new graphics would obviously be the Mystic Square cast and stages.
With that completion and once it’s released, all mainline Touhou games would now be playable on PC for the first time. Starting in May 2022, Drillimation will begin development on the second half of Chuhou Joutai 3.