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Atlus Announces Shiren the Wanderer for the Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - June 2, 2009, 10:21 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

Atlus will bring the critically acclaimed Mystery Dungeon game to North America.

Today, Atlus announced that they have secured the North American rights to publish Shiren The Wanderer for Wii.

In Shiren the Wanderer, you play as Shiren, a vagabond who travels with his companion Koppa, a talking ferret. Players navigate through randomly-generated dungeons and areas. The game features intense boss battles, item customization, and a cast of interesting characters.

Developed by Chunsoft and released in Japan last year with Sega as publisher, Shiren the Wanderer is an entry in the Mystery Dungeon series of games by Chunsoft. The Mystery Dungeon games fall into a genre known as "roguelikes," often marked by challenging gameplay and random dungeons. Some recent examples of the genre are the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games, which Chunsoft developed for Nintendo.

Shiren the Wanderer is set to be released sometime in Spring 2010.


"When you move, they move. Just like that."

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JUNE 2, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today surprised everyone with the news that it has secured the North American publishing rights for Shiren the Wanderer™, the critically-acclaimed roguelike RPG for Wii™. As Shiren, a wandering adventurer with a penchant for exploration, monster-slaying, and item collection, you will trek across a beautiful and varied countryside with your companion, Koppa, a talking ferret. Randomly-generated areas, intense boss battles, extensive item customization, and a cast of intriguing and unpredictable characters translate into one of the most satisfying RPG experiences of the year.

Exceptionally reviewed by famed Japanese gaming publication Famitsu (9/9/8/9), this latest entry in the legendary series stands as one of the most addictive, highly rewarding, and endlessly replayable games available on Wii, not to mention the most accessible Shiren game yet.

Shiren the Wanderer is currently scheduled for release on Wii in Spring 2010.

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Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusJune 03, 2009

DO WANT! Shiren The Wanderer games are the best of the mystery dungeon games.

Mop it upJune 03, 2009

I've heard of this series because there were two for the Nintendo 64 which were never released in North America. If they came to the VC that would be pretty cool...

StratosJune 03, 2009

I was curious until I read Mystery Dungeon. My sister might like it though.

vuduJune 03, 2009

Jeremy Parish loves the DS version.  I've been meaning to give it a try but just haven't found the time.

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