Asuka Arrives DC:Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives!
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! (Japanese: 不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン外伝 女剣士アスカ見参!) is the sixth Shiren game, released on Sega Dreamcast in Japan in 2002. It also received a Windows port with additional features. Frequently referred to by fans as Shiren DC1 (Dreamcast 1), Asuka Arrives or Shiren Asuka for the Dreamcast among other things.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Instead of the conventional main character Shiren, the game's protagonist is this time Asuka, who was a member of Shiren in the Nintendo 64 title Shiren the Wanderer 2: Demon Invasion! Shiren Castle!.
Online features[edit | edit source]
New to the Mystery Dungeon series at the time was the addition of online support. The Dreamcast version of the online service "Sanzu no Kawaraban" ended on August 31, 2002.
Plot[edit | edit source]
As the title suggests, it is a side story of the Shiren the Wanderer series. The plot of Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! is divided into two, with an ending corresponding to each story: the Koga and Hachimaten plot.
Koga[edit | edit source]
Set in Tenwakuni. During the trip, Asuka stops at Jurokuya no Sato, a small rural village in a country rich in nature called Tenwakuni, and reunites with the narrative Itachi Koppa who was staying there. In the country, there have been a series of incidents in which the Koga Ninja army, which originally used to exterminate monsters as a livelihood, seem to have recently started attacking travelers. After seeing the upset villagers, Asuka decides to head towards Koga's Castle, the base of the Koga Ninja Army, to find out why he has changed suddenly.
Hachimaten[edit | edit source]
Trouble happened in the festival; it cannot be held because the "festival's equipment" required for the famous "Reeva Festival" has been stolen by a monster called Hachimaten. Along with the large number of visitors who gathered under the shrine maiden Koyori, the organizer of the festival, Asuka is also called to the "Trial of ..." by one of the Eight Rivanian Beast Gods, besides the God of Trade, Sakai, in order to recover the ritual vessels.
Releases[edit | edit source]
Supervised and developed by Neverland, the Dreamcast version was published by Sega on February 7, 2002.
Reception[edit | edit source]
In a 2019 interview with Spike Chunsoft, it was answered that a potential remake, port or re-release would be difficult to produce due to "various circumstances including copyright".
Sales[edit | edit source]
The Dreamcast version of Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! has sold 50,750 copies solely in Japan by the end of 2002. Despise the game not selling a lot compared to other titles in the series, there were strong calls from the community for either a resale, port, or remake of the game.
Appearances in other games[edit | edit source]
Similar to Shiren, the game's protagonist Asuka appeared in other video games that were developed and, or published by Spike Chunsoft. A costume based on her can be worn in the Etrian Mystery Dungeon sub-series labeled as the Wanderer class, if the character is female. Asuka, along with Shiren, appear in RPG Maker MV, and as alternative costumes for Cadence in Crypt of the NecroDancer with characters from series developed by Spike Chunsoft such as Danganronpa and Kenka Bancho.
Categories[edit | edit source]
All content about Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! is organized into these categories. Click on a section name to learn more, and to drill down further to more specific and detailed pages.
|Categories about Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives!|
|Gameplay Elements||Information on aspects of the game that make it unique from other games in the series and other roguelikes.|
|Guides||Topics of interest to help players master this challenging game.|
|Introduction to Basic Gameplay: (Shiren)|
|Items||Information on all items.|
|Locations||Detailed pages for all dungeons and other locations.|
|Monsters||Information on all monsters.|
|Special Enemies||Details on all bosses and special enemies.|
|NPCs||Information on the NPCs that can be found in towns and dungeons.|
|Quests||All the various story related, post game and side quests you can do.|
|Other||General pages that don't fit in other categories.|
|Community||Miscellaneous interesting stories, challenges and archived information from the Asuka Arrives player community.|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- For this subject's image gallery, see Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives!.
In other languages[edit | edit source]
|Japanese||不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン外伝 女剣士アスカ見参!, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Female Swordsman Asuka Arrives!|
|Korean||이상한 던전 풍래의 시렌 외전 - 여검사 아스카 등장 (Unofficial)|
Other Shiren the Wanderer Game[edit | edit source]
|Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer series|
|Mainline||Titles||Mystery Dungeon 2: Shiren the Wanderer (SFC) • BS Shiren the Wanderer: Save Surala (BS) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB: Moonlit-Village Monster (GB) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 2 - Shiren's Castle and the Oni Invasion (N64) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB2: Magic Castle of the Desert (GBC) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! (DC) • Shiren the Wanderer (Wii) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 4: The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel (DS) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 5: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (DS)|
|Ports & Remakes||Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (DS • Smartphone) • Shiren the Wanderer: Moonlight-Village Monster (Win • Android) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert (DS) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! for Windows (Win) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 3 Portable (PSP) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 4 Plus: The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel (PSP) • Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Vita • Switch • PC)|
|Spin-off||Shiren Monsters||Shiren Monsters: Netsal (GBA) • Shiren Monsters: The Village of Mahjong (Android)|
|Individual||Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: Princess Suzune and the Tower of Madoro (Pachinko)|
|Mobile||Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: The Rainbow Labyrinth (Android)|
References[edit | edit source]
-  NPC bios taken from the JP Wikipedia.
-  Reprint information.
-  Reprint system requirements.
- 「風来のシレン」スマホ版発売にファンから「アスカ見参」望む声 復活はないのかスパイク・チュンソフトに聞いた (ja) (February 27, 2019). Retrieved on January 30, 2021.
- 2002年テレビゲームソフト売り上げTOP300 (Japanese). Archived from the original on October 24, 2016. Retrieved on August 20, 2020.
- PC「RPGツクール MV」購入者特典が公開！ドワンゴジェイピーストアでは「風来のシレン」のシレンとアスカの素材が付属 (ja). gamer.ne.jp (November 30, 2015). Retrieved on May 8, 2020.
- モノクマやシレンも登場！ローグライク×リズムアクション『クリプト・オブ・ネクロダンサー』がスマホに (ja). Famitsu (May 3, 2016). Retrieved on May 8, 2020.