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Despite the endless praise Shiren the Wanderer's fans have for the new DS remake, you need only look to the nearest gaming forum to find examples of curious gamers immediately turned off by Shiren's US/EU boxart. Of all the marvelous concept art Sega of America had at its disposal, this is what the...

March 7th 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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With Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer shipping out to stores tomorrow (March 31st for Europe), we called up Sega of America to chat with producer Keith Dwyer about the roguelike. We spent a good half-hour exchanging thoughts on the genre's appeal and the game's pitiless difficulty before we bot...

March 3rd 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Look sharp, DS owners -- there are a couple of solid choices competing for your funds this week. Our own beloved Shiren is wandering onto shelves alongside the Eco Creatures, and that's not all that's hitting stores. For gamers still wrapped up in other great recent releases, there may be some tough...

March 3rd 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

We've spent a lot of time talking about Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer and the incredible depth of the game (and our love for it). Not sure you believe us? Still on the fence? There's a new trailer available that shows off some of the game's quirks -- and interesting characters -- to t...

February 28th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Promoting next week's release of Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer, Sega has sent out a transcript from a roundtable discussion with the roguelike's development team at Chunsoft. The group goes into detail on specific changes from the original Super Famicom game, differences in difficulty with o...

February 26th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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There's a lot more depth to Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer than just traveling through and subsequently dying in its treacherous dungeons. As with its unique monsters, Chunsoft's roguelike offers an interesting variety of companions and side quests to add some spice to your journey.We've post...

February 22nd 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Chunsoft is adding a suite of online features to the newest entry of its revered roguelike series, further distinguishing Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 3 as more than just "a 3D remake of the original SNES game." Topping the list of online additions is a new versus mode in which you can take...

February 12th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Developer: ChunsoftPublisher: SegaRelease: March 4If you're going to check out a roguelike, you might as well try the best dungeon crawl Japan has to offer -- Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. Unfortunately, most will find themselves turned off by its intense difficulty, SNES-level graphics, an...

February 4th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Sega really wants to make sure you notice Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer, and we're firmly on their bandwagon. But we're crazy, sprite-loving masochists around here; we frequently whip ourselves with strips of leather wrapped around old River City Ransom, Ninja Gaiden, and Castlevania carts....

January 31st 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Knowing, perhaps, that we're all about the Mystery Dungeon (or, alternately, that we write about DS games), Sega just sent along a partial list of monster descriptions and tactics for dealing with them. This is, of course, welcome; we've talked about Shiren's difficulty a lot, but we haven't mention...

January 28th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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This could be a simple mixup with the DS version, or it could be something awesome. In IGN's writeup of the regrettable Shiren the Wanderer 3 delay, writer Anoop Gantayat made the following statement:"... Shiren is set for US release under the name Shiren the Wanderer 3. As the U.S. version is curr...

January 23rd 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 3 was originally planned for a February 28 release in Japan. While we'd like for it to be released as soon as possible so Sega can go ahead and announce a U.S. date (please?), we're all going to have to wait a while. The game has been pushed back to June, for go...

January 22nd 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments