Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island Coming to the West in 2024
Original (9/22): Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island will be seeing an English release in the west, a retailer listing from VGP reveals. The game is listed with a February 27, 2024 release date.
Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island was recently announced for Switch in Japan as Shinen the Wanderer 6. No news was shared at the time about a western launch, however. It now appears that Spike Chunsoft will have the title ready to go for early 2024.
The retailer listing gives us the following description:
Shiren the Wanderer and his companion, Koppa the talking ferret, return for an all-new roguelike dungeon crawling adventure on Serpentcoil Island! After receiving a vision of a mysterious girl held captive by a terrible monster, Shiren and Koppa make their way to Serpentcoil Island—a distant isle rumored to be the lost stronghold of treasure hoarding pirates. Determined to rescue the girl and find the treasure, the two race into danger… only to be soundly defeated, like all the others who tried before.
Undeterred, Shiren and Koppa vow to challenge the monster again in order to save the mysterious girl. To brave the many dangers that await them, Shiren and Koppa must traverse complex dungeons filled with hostile monsters, hidden traps, and useful items. All the gear and experience Shiren accumulates will be lost if he collapses during exploration, so beware of rushing in unprepared! Rescue the mysterious girl and uncover the mystery that clouds Serpentcoil Island!
- Shiren Returns to the West – The return of a true classic! Shiren the Wanderer is back for a new adventure!
- Mystery Dungeon Offers Endless Gameplay – Procedurally generated dungeon maps, enemies, and loot ensure that every game will be a new challenge for even the most seasoned adventurers!
- New Adventures and Friends – Journey alongside a colorful cast of islanders, wanderers, and powerful adversaries!
- Rescue Other Players – Reach your fellow Wanderers who’ve collapsed inside the dungeon, so they can resume their adventure on the spot and help you in times of need!
- Limited-Run Sticker – 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! (Note: while supplies last.)
Update (10/3): Spike Chunsoft has released an official English trailer. Check it out below.
English Announcement Trailer