A quick and dirty translation of the blogpost.
Touhou Project 16
"Touhou Tenkuushou (ceremonial jeweled thingy of Heaven) ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons"
We’re planning to release a demo on Reitaisai (if we make it in time). The planned release of the full version is on summer Comiket. Try to predict the story from the screenshots. In stark contrast to the previous installment, this one has a very refreshing and bright feel? That’s how I feel.
This time, the protagonists are Hakurei Reimu, Kirisame Marisa, suntanned Cirno and Shameimaru Aya. I wonder what kind of adventure those four will have?
That sort of thing.
The game is still under development, so what’s seen in the screenshots will probably change, but it will certainly be a shoot 'em up. A demo version should come out at Reitaisai.
This time, returning to the roots, the game will be simple, easy to understand, and feel comfortable. It will be an old-school shoot 'em up with no gimmicks, but perhaps these days, a design like that will be valuable.
Well then, it’s heaven showtime!
Yes, the “it’s heaven showtime” is in English, except for “heaven”.
I like how the character select screen actually lists Cirno as “suntanned Cirno”. And that she represents summer. I wonder what seasons the other characters represent? Reimu for spring, Aya for autumn, Marisa for winter, perhaps?