Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island Gets Second Free Update

Developer and publisher Spike Chunsoft released a second free update for its roguelike dungeon-crawler Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island. This update comes with a new playable character, features, and more.

The player can now assume the role of Tatsumi Shiren, a combination of Tatsumi and Shiren, who is unable to don any equipment but is able to perform special attacks by expending Fullness. This new character is only available during the Sacred Tree trials and is unlocked after clearing the Cavern of Suiryu.

The update also adds the option to increase the floor count of certain dungeons in the Sacred Tree mode assuming the said dungeons have been cleared. Below are listed the dungeons whose floor count can be increased:

  • Kiki Island 25F → 99F
  • Training Path of Inference 20F → 50F
  • Training Path of Extra Inference 20F → 50F
  • Peach Dungeon 20F → 99F
  • Sumo Dungeon 20F → 99F
  • Cat-Ching’s Divine Will 10F → 99F
  • Trapper’s Secret Path 20F → 99F
  • Training Path of Gimmicks 20F → 50F
  • Training Path of Shopping 40F → 99F
  • Behemoth Rush 30F → 99F
  • Sacred Ocean Tunnel 15F → 99F
  • Domain of Staves and Scrolls 20F → 50F
  • Isle of the Mighty 50F → 99F

A Basic Training mode, accessible through the Monster Dojo, has been added. It features short dungeons where players learn the basics of dungeon exploration. In addition, a new Threat Alert has been implemented, which warns the player about damage that could potentially knock them out. The update also comes with some balance adjustments and other improvements.

Known in Japan as Shiren the Wanderer 6, Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island sees Shiren and his trusted ferret companion Koppa adventure on the eponymous island, where he is joined by his friend Asuka and supported by innkeeper Suzuna. Each time Shiren enters one of the procedurally-generated dungeons, he starts at level 1 with any gear and levels he obtains being lost if he collapses during exploration. The game is currently available on Nintendo Switch; those looking to read more can check out Michael Apps’s review.



Mohamed Lamine Coulibaly

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