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Wily Beast and Weakest Creature
东方鬼形兽 ~ 狡诈的野兽与最脆弱的造物（
Beast spirits began to invade from Hell en masse.
"They're trying to take over the surface world with brute force and sheer numbers.
I beg of you! Venture into Hell with me, and put a stop to their plans!"
So she was told, by a beast spirit that was cooperative with humans...
Reimu, Marisa and Youmu encounter several animal spirits from Hell, who claim that their fellow animal spirits are plotting to take over the surface world. The three heroines team up with the spirits, and venture into Hell to take out this new potential threat.
Wily Beast and Weakest Creature has 17 different tracks in it excluding the Player Score song, which can all be unlocked in the sound test by hearing them at least once in-game. The Stage 6 theme "Electric Heritage" is an arranged version of "Entrust the World to Idols ~ Idolatrize World", and the staff roll theme "Returning Home from the Underground" is, as is stated in the comment, an arranged version of the Stage 4 theme "Unlocated Hell". Several songs from this soundtrack aim to "portray a Touhou-esque view" of the afterlife, as seen in the description of "The Lamentations Known Only by Jizo" and "Everlasting Red Spider Lily".
ZUN sees "The Lamentations Known Only by Jizo" as the first instance of a Stage 1 theme being not "bright" and "cheery", but rather feeling more melancholy. "Unlocated Hell" marks another self-admitted failure of an attempt at heavy metal (see Sakuya's theme). Many of the later songs do include the now classic ZUN-electric guitar. On the note of "electric", "Electric Heritage" is one of the first songs of the Touhou Project to have a distinct "cyber" feeling.
In the description of "The Shining Law of the Strong Eating the Weak", ZUN notes that he'd like to start "refining his [musical] sensibility" with his children in later games.
Wily Beast and Weakest Creature was first announced on ZUN's blog on April 17, 2019, along with information about the characters and story, and several in-development screenshots.
He noted that the game would be "darker than usual" and even "a bit aggressive". The trial CD was released on May 5th, 2019, during Reitaisai 16. On May 20th, he announced the trial of Wily Beast and Weakest Creature would also be available on Steam, which is, according to Team Shanghai Alice's legal representative Fumio Oyamada, the result of a conversation with Toby Fox.
In the afterword, ZUN sees Wily Beast and Weakest Creature as possibly the easiest game in the series.
CD Demo featuring Eika Ebisu.