Atlus originally targeted Shiren the Wanderer (aka Shiren the Wanderer 3 in Japan) for spring 2010. The good news is we’ll see the game before then. Shiren the Wanderer will be in stores on February 9, 2010.
Now for the bad news. You can’t wander online with Atlus’ version of Shiren the Wanderer. “Despite our best efforts, the North American version of Shiren will not include the Rescue, Versus, or Item Transfer online features," stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus.
Bummer. I loved rescuing people in Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. Even though the online modes are out, we’re still getting the extra downloadable dungeons. Atlus will put those on disc.
Still interested in Shiren? Before you answer that take a look at the first English screenshots.