Shiren the Wanderer 4 Settling On DS

By Spencer . September 29, 2009 . 1:19pm

shiren4 As seen in this week’s issue of Famitsu, Chunsoft is developing Shiren the Wanderer 4. The upcoming title tweaks dungeon design by adding elemental traps and a day/night system.


Dungeons are more difficult to explore in the dark, literally, and contain stronger monsters. Chunsoft also gave monsters aura abilities which temporarily power them up.


Spike, not Sega, will publish Shiren the Wanderer 4 in Japan this winter. Probably 2010 winter. It also looks like Spike is handling all of Chunsoft’s future titles. They just brought 428 to PSP and PlayStation 3 and have Extreme Escape: 9 Hours, 9 People, 9 Doors in the pipeline. Hmm… I wonder if that means Shiren 4 has a better chance of being localized. Atlus has a good relationship with Spike since they’re publishing Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble and are working on localizing Shiren the Wanderer 3.

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  • malek86

    I wonder if S3 sold below expectations, or if they were going to make this on DS from the start anyway.

  • (On Atlus USA) I guess it’ll depend on whether or not Shiren 3 sells well in NA, but Atlus needs at least ONE roguelike title per year. If they advertise Shiren Wii properly, there’s no reason they should skip Shiren 4.

  • doodofdoods

    Cool. I believe that Shiren 2 is on the DS too, so if Shiren 3 does well in America we can hopefully get Shiren 2 & 4 brought over as well.

    • jj984jj

      Shiren DS2 is not Shiren 2, that was released on the Nintendo 64. DS2 is a remake of Shiren GB2 using the sprites from Shiren DS (which was a port of the first game on the SNES).

      Long story short, this is the first new Shiren game for the DS. It has new sprites too. :)

      • jarrodand

        Also, Chunsoft didn’t develop Shiren DS2 themselves, it was outsourced to Land Ho (ex-Sega devs who made Dragon Blade, Derby Time, Soccer Climax and the PS2 Sega Ages Panzer Dragoon). Chunsoft did do Shiren DS and Shiren 3 inhouse though.

  • JeremyR

    Erm, since Dungeons tend to be underground, does it really matter what time of day it is? (I guess towers can be considered dungeons, so maybe it’s in one, I dunno)

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