Shiren the Wanderer is back in the West! The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate marks the return for Chunsoft’s flagship Mystery Dungeon title courtesy of Aksys, American publisher of the company’s Zero Escape games. It’s a venerable series, but one that’s seen more acceptance outside Japan as roguelike titles have grown in popularity.
We’ll have more about Shiren the Wanderer in the coming days, but this video should give you a good idea of how this new game works! Suffice to say, it’s a gorgeous pixel-art game to show off the venerable OLED screen on your first-model Vita and a refined and challenging take on the franchise formula. (You can play it on later Vitas and PSTVs, too, of course, but… come on. OLED.)
Topics include: Dire situations, hide pots, the infamous Polygon Spinnas, ethical justifications, commerce, taking time to heal, experience, moving on up, town amenities.