Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island update released

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Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island has received a new update on Switch, Spike Chunsoft has confirmed. The update brings quite a bit of new content to the game, including dojo challenges, a new playable character, new Sacred Tree dungeons with six new modes though the sixth is a mystery. A further content update is due in the summer too. The content update notes are below.

Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island update 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.

  • 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.

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. 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

Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island Review

In our Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island review, Miguel wrote,  “Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island is the gold standard for mystery dungeon games. Every system, item, and mechanic come together in endlessly dynamic ways, reaching levels of emergent and exciting gameplay that I’ve never experienced in the world of roguelikes.”

Source: Press Release

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