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Shiren the Wanderer 6 Gets Hefty Update; More Content This Summer

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Publisher and developer Spike Chunsoft has announced loads of free content for Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil IslandThe sixth mainline Shiren the Wanderer title debuted on February 26th exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

This version 1.1.0 update contains new Sacred Tree dungeons to challenge, an option to use Shiren’s Kokatsu form, a Dojo Challenge mode to test your skills, and an expanded warehouse that lets you store up to 960 items. Read everything that’s included in the patch notes below.

By the way, players can also anticipate a second content update sometime this summer. 

Version 1.1.0 Patch Notes

1. Challenging New Sacred Tree Dungeons

The Sacred Tree, located in the starting town of Shukuba Beach, holds difficult dungeons with special rules. Select from different modes for a more challenging adventure.

Different Modes Available

  • Normal Trial: Replay the dungeons of the main game with the same rules while also being able to change your playable character. For dungeons that had a boss battle at the end, you can now challenge them again.
  • Time Trial: Race to the finish and strive to complete the dungeon in as little time as possible.
  • Turn Trial: Master efficiency by completing the dungeon in as few turns as possible.
  • Countdown Trial: Aim to complete the dungeon with a time limit on every turn and the dungeon as a whole.
  • Challenge Trial: Set your own personal restrictions to truly challenge yourself, such as completing the dungeon without using certain items or collapsing.

*There is also a mysterious sixth mode.

2. Play using “Kokatsu Shiren”

The Kokatsu Shiren form from the main game can now be selected as a playable character in the Sacred Tree trials. Previously, Kokatsu Shiren could only be used in the Cavern of Suiryu dungeon, but will now also be available in other dungeons.

Kokatsu Shiren Form

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Kokatsu and Shiren combine into a new form with new skills. While unable to equip anything, Kokatsu Shiren can unleash special attacks by expending Fullness.

*The Kokatsu Shiren form can be used in the Sacred Tree trials only after clearing the Cavern of Suiryu dungeon.

3. Dojo Challenge Mode

Dojo Challenge Mode has been added to the Monster Dojo. Enjoy mini-stages where you can learn the characteristics of each monster.

*Dojo Challenge Mode can be played after clearing Serpentcoil Island in the main story, and after the Monster Dojo becomes available.

4. Expanded Storehouse

The capacity of the Item Holder Storehouse, where you can deposit items and weapons found in the dungeon, will expand from 180 items to 960 items.

5. Balance Adjustments and Other Improvements Added

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Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island is available on Switch. Ben’s review expressed why it’s a must-play for new and veteran fans of the series or of roguelike RPGs in general.

Stay tuned here at RPGFan for further announcements regarding Shiren the Wanderer!

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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