Publisher Aksys Games has uncovered new details about the multiplayer mode and secrets for their upcoming PlayStation Vita exclusive, Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate.
Multiplayer is a new addition in this installment of the long-running roguelike series. Two adventurers can now pair up to dive into the mysterious dungeons together in a cooperative mode, or use all their items and tactics in a fight to the finish in versus battle.
In cooperative mode, if one player falls in battle, both will fail their adventure. Players will need to keep their partner safe and work together to make their way to the final floor and to beat the powerful boss lurking there.
Also announced were special in-game secrets that will be unlocked via passwords given to a “Tanuki” NPC found in the game’s main hub, Nekomaneki Village. These passwords cannot be found in the game, and will be distributed by Aksys Games after it launches. The publisher remained quiet about what these secret codes could unlock, but have seen fit to distribute the game’s first password; “Nonary Game.” Thirty-two more secret passwords are promised to be distributed.
Developed by Spike Chunsoft, Shiren the Wanderer games have a rich history in Japan, but have largely passed over us in the west. The release of this enhanced version of the Nintendo DS title, Shiren the Wanderer 5, marks the series’ return overseas, but will westerners take to the title’s old-school sensibilities and often unforgiving gameplay?
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate releases exclusively for PlayStation Vita in North America on July 26, 2016. No word has been given regarding a European release.