Shiren the Wanderer: TMDoSI director shares a message with fans (UPDATE)

The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island

28 February 2024
by rawmeatcowboy 0

Earlier this week, Spike Chunsoft, Inc. released Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island for Switch. Following the game’s launch, Spike Chunsoft has shared a special message from the game’s director, Keisuke Sakurai. This message is meant to encourage fans who are jumping into Shiren the Wanderer for the first time and are feeling the struggle against tough enemies and unforgiving dungeons. You can read Sakurai’s words of encouragement below.


Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island launched in Japan earlier this year on January 25, 2024, and set a record for the series by reaching 200,000 units shipped domestically. As of February 6, 2024. Includes physical shipments and digital sales.

For a smoother and more enjoyable experience, this latest installment of Shiren the Wanderer provides a range of player-friendly features so players can fully immerse themselves in the game world. Track your own steps on a mini-map, assign up to four projectiles and magic Staves to a hotbar for easy access, and “Handy Dash” to move quickly and easily throughout the dungeon.

Enhanced Live Display Mode neatly presents information, such as character stats and inventory, on a single screen—perfect for streaming gameplay. Players can see details like Runes on Weapons and Shields and the items stored in Pots. Choose from two screen options to best suit your needs: a standard view with all essential information, and a simplified view.

Rescue allows players to save other players who have collapsed in a dungeon, or to be rescued by others when they themselves have collapsed. If the rescue is successful, the fallen player can resume play without losing any belongings or Gitan (money). On a single dungeon challenge, players can issue up to three rescue requests. Additionally, the room where the rescued player is found will be turned into a monster house, where a number of monsters will appear.*

Parallel Play is a feature that allows players to upload saved data (parallel data) created at any point during a dungeon adventure to the server, enabling other players to continue the challenge. By uploading the created parallel data to the server and sharing the issued Parallel ID, other players can challenge the dungeon under the same circumstances and conditions, providing a fairer way to compete. In addition, since parallel data can be created and shared even in the middle of Parallel Play, multiple players can enjoy a relay-style dungeon adventure. Please note that even if you clear a dungeon in Parallel Play, you cannot bring back the items and Gitan obtained.

There are dungeons where rescue requests cannot be issued. For more details about Rescue and Parallel Play features, visit the official Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island site.

Physical Version: As a first-run bonus, a 2.75” x 3” sticker featuring the protagonist Shiren and the game’s traditional Japanese art style will be included with the game.

UPDATE: Another message has been shared, this time from project manager Hideyuki Shinozaki. You can see their message in the image below.


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