Touhou Luna Nights

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Touhou Luna Nights
Touhou Luna Nights cover
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Team Ladybug
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Why so serious?
Mogura Engine 2
Release dates
Windows February 25, 2019
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Genres Action, Metroidvania
Art styles Anime
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Touhou Luna Nights is a single-player sidescrolling action game, inspired by 'Touhou Project' genre and designed with a tease of semi-Metroidvania style action.

As one of the successful example of game titles using Steam's Early Aceess fomula for game developing, Touhou Luna Nights was met with Overwhelmingly Positive reviews since after the initial launch date at 25 Feb, 2019, and eventually wins the "Best Overseas Game" reward at IndiePlay 2019 event, as well as relatively successful commercial results including the game hits 50,000 download on March 2019. Since then, Touhou Luna Nights has been ported to multiple video game consoles, such as Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2020, but one major complain for Steam players was, the Extra Boss "Cirno" not being simultaneously updated on Steam alongside the game's release on other platforms. This issue is eventually addressed in version (the 19 Jan, 2021 update), as well as announcing the development of Touhou Luna Nights has been formally completed with a long development time period which begins from 19 April, 2018.

The game was developed on Team Ladybug's Mogura Engine 2, which is a highly modified game engine built upon Game Maker Studio 2 presets.

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
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Extra Boss "Cirno" from other console platforms eventually added in ver. (2021.1.19)

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Touhou Luna Nights - Original Soundtrack The game's original soundtrack, Contains 26 pieces of music in both .mp3 and .flac formats.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\touhou_luna_nights\config.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/851100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\touhou_luna_nights\*.sav
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/851100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Although labeled as supported, actual Steam Cloud support started only after ver. .
Xbox Cloud



Sluggish gameplay[edit]

Gameplay is locked at a frame rate below 60 fps. Occurs when using a monitor refresh rate above 60hz.
Lock refresh rate to 60hz
  • Set screen refresh rate to 60hz under Advanced Display Settings in Windows


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Prompt of generic controller won't display at all. The game would use internal pointers of buttons at in game How to Play dialogue instead, e.g.. "Attack with the [Attack Button] and jump with the [Jump Button]."
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume can only be adjusted at the initial setup screen before the game starts.
Surround sound
All dialogue is text-based. Voice is minimum; the game only contains system voice.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
There's an additional set of Chinese-specific UI added in the graphic data of ver., but remains unused; the Chinese-specific UI has term naming problems as several terms in the unused Chinese-specific UI are drastically different from the terms used in Chinese script. The game still uses general International UI if set language in Simplified Chinese.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Core2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) Open GL compliant video card


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/851100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (851100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.