Shiren:Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman (game)
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman
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: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman (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: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman) was released on Sega Dreamcast in Japan in 2002. It also received a Windows port with additional features.
It has never been officially released in English, the localized name comes from a 2020 Spike Chunsoft product survey.
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 - Shiren's Castle and the Oni Invasion.
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.
|"||Tenwakuni. It is a country rich in nature surrounded by the Tenwa Mountains that draw a huge circle and the Tenwa no Kikai that spreads within it. In this country, one problem has been raised since half a month ago. There have been a series of incidents in which a group of shinobi called Koga, who holds a fort deep in the forest, attacks villages and travelers and robs them of their loads. Koga was originally a group whose livelihood was to exterminate monsters, and it was unthinkable to attack villages and innocent people. ── Until now. After a year of training, Kunoichi Koga's Minamo, who returned to Tenwakuni, was shocked to hear about the current situation of Koga. "Koga doesn't do that!" I try to get the truth, but it doesn't go well by myself. That's why a woman visited this country. The name is Asuka. A swordfighter who is still young but continues to be a practice wanderer. Asuka came to this country to meet friends Shiren and Koppa who once met the travel guide. And Asuka reunites with the nostalgic weasel Koppa in the rich rural area Izayoi no Sato and learns about the incidents happening in this neighborhood.||„|
|~ The game's synopsis from the official website|
As the title suggests, it is a side story of the Shiren the Wanderer series. The plot of Swordswoman Asuka the Swordswoman! is divided into two, with an ending corresponding to each story: the Koga and Hachimaten plot.
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.
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 Beast Gods, besides the God of Trade, Sakai, in order to recover the ritual vessels.
Supervised and developed by Neverland, the Dreamcast version was published by Sega on February 7, 2002.
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".
The Dreamcast version of Swordswoman Asuka the Swordswoman! 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
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.
- For this subject's image gallery, see Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman.
In Other Languages
|English||Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman|
|日本語||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 the Swordswoman!|
|한국어||이상한 던전 풍래의 시렌 외전 - 여검사 아스카 등장|
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