By Spencer . November 5, 2008 . 10:12am
There are many more Nintendo Wi-Fi community features for Shiren’s second DS game and these are things you can’t experience from playing it at Tokyo Game Show (thanks for the tip crow!!). In addition to dungeon rescues introduced in the previous DS Shiren game, Mystery Dungeon Shiren the Wanderer DS 2: Demon Castle in the Desert has competitive modes like online leaderboards measuring player scores and a time attack mode. But, the Shiren games are more about random acts of kindness so Sega has some new friendly features too.
In Mystery Dungeon Shiren the Wanderer DS 2: Demon Castle in the Desert you can directly trade items with players (yes!) and send other players training dungeon. What? I’m a bit baffled by this. Crow suggests these training dungeons might be something like Fey’s Puzzles and this feature lets players recommend one of them. Or maybe training dungeons are easy opening dungeons for item farming?
The other question on my mind is if we’re going to see another Shiren game get localized. I was pretty optimistic about Shiren being an international series and Tokyo Game Show would have been the right place for Sega to make an announcement. Instead we got a greenlight for Phantasy Star Universe Portable. Well, even if Shiren DS 2 comes over you won’t be getting this as a random prize for purchasing the game.
Images courtesy of Sega.