Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island – A New Entry in the Series

Written by Marcello TBL

Shiren The Wanderer

Spike Chunsoft’s Upcoming RPG is the Sixth Entry in the Renowned Dungeon Series

In a recent revelation, Spike Chunsoft confirmed the global launch of Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island for Nintendo Switch, slated for February 27, 2024. This exciting news is based on details sourced from the Canadian retailer, Video Games Plus. The listing provides insights into the game, showcasing the official Western title, a detailed game description, imagery of the packaging, and English screenshots.

While the game had its debut announcement during the Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast held on September 14, 2023, it was conspicuously absent from the Western broadcast. This upcoming game takes its place as the sixth official entry in the dungeon RPG series.

Game Overview

Join Shiren the Wanderer and his loquacious companion, Koppa the talking ferret, on an unprecedented roguelike dungeon expedition on Serpentcoil Island. Drawn by a vision of a girl held captive by a formidable creature, the duo find themselves on Serpentcoil Island, legendary for its ties to treasure-hoarding pirates. As they embark on a mission to save the girl and discover hidden riches, they face defeat at the hands of the island’s lurking dangers.

However, their spirits remain unbroken. Shiren and Koppa, reinvigorated, rise to challenge the island’s threats and solve the enigma of Serpentcoil Island. Players must proceed cautiously as they navigate intricate dungeons teeming with menacing creatures, covert traps, and invaluable items. A single misstep could lead to losing all accumulated gear and experience.

Key Features:

  • Shiren’s Western Comeback: Experience a rejuvenated classic as Shiren the Wanderer embarks on a fresh journey!
  • Endless Exploration in Mystery Dungeon: With procedurally designed dungeons, foes, and treasures, each gameplay promises a unique challenge for seasoned players.
  • Embark with New Allies: Team up with a vivid ensemble of islanders, nomads, and formidable foes.
  • Lend a Hand to Fellow Players: Aid fellow Wanderers incapacitated within the dungeons, aiding them to continue their quest and, in turn, receiving their assistance when in dire straits.
  • Exclusive Sticker Bonus: Early purchasers will receive a 2.75″ x 3″ sticker, illustrating the lead character, Shiren, captured in the game’s authentic Japanese art style. This offer is available while stocks last.

For more details on Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island, stay tuned to Spike Chunsoft’s official channels. Below are some gameplay screens.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.