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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! for Windows
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!for Windows
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Information
Developer(s) ChunSoft
Publisher(s) ChunSoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Genre(s) Roguelike, Role-playing
Mode(s) Singleplayer
Version 1.0
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.png December 20, 2002
Additional info
Media / distribution CD-ROM 1 Disc

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! for Windows
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!for Windows ベストプライス版
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Information
Developer(s) ChunSoft
Publisher(s) ChunSoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Genre(s) Roguelike, Role-playing
Mode(s) Singleplayer
Version 1.0
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.png February 27, 2004
Additional info
Media / distribution CD-ROM
MSRP 3500 円
System requirements
OS: Windows98/Me/2000/Xp
CPU: Pentium III 600MHz以上
RAM: 128MB or more
HDD: 1GB or more
CD-ROM:4倍速以上 ビデオカード:VRAM 16MB以上、DirectX 8.1以降に対応のもの サウンドカード:DirectX 8.1以降に対応のもの 他DirectX 8.1、キーボード、Windows Media Player 7.1が必要

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.

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 Windows version has ended on September 30, 2005, but was then distributed from Spike Chunsoft's official website as free downloadable content.[1] Within the online support, players would receive new dungeons, called either "Weekly Dungeon"; a dungeon that can be played online on a weekly basis, or "Challenge Dungeon"; the dungeon's difficulty would be increased and useful items would appear less frequently.

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 for 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 Windows version was published by Chunsoft on December 20, 2002. An online feature was added in its reprint on February 27, 2004.

Reception[edit | edit source]

In an interview with the company, it was answered that a potential remake would be difficult to produce due to "various circumstances including copyright".[2]

Sales[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

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.[3][4]

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! for Windows
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.
Towns
Dungeons
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.
Allies
Others
Quests All the various story related, post game and side quests you can do.
Side Quests
Post-Story Quests
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]

In other languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name
Japanese Flag of Japan.png 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! for Windows, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Side Story: Female Swordsman Asuka Arrives! for Windows

Other Shiren the Wanderer Game[edit | edit source]

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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]

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  • [8] NPC bios taken from the JP Wikipedia.
  • [9] Reprint information.
  • [10] Reprint system requirements.