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Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン5plus フォーチュンタワーと運命のダイス
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate
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Information
Developer(s) Spike Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Spike Chunsoft
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Genre(s) Roguelike, Role-playing
Mode(s) Single player
Version 1.0.4
Credits
Director(s) Tomoya Shinozaki
Producer(s) Yasuhiro Iizuka
Designer(s) Asuka Honda
Ryota Kawasaki
Seiichiro Nagahata
Programmer(s) Masayasu Yamamoto
Hiroaki Sakabe
Toru Sadamasa
Artist(s) Kaoru Hasegawa
Writer(s) Masato Kato
Composer(s) Hayato Matsuo
Release date(s)
WW December 2, 2020
Flag of Japan.png December 3, 2020
Rating(s)
CERO B
ESRB E10+
Additional info
File Size 541MB
MSRP Japan: 2,980円 (digital)
3,980円 (physical)
United States: 19.99$ USD
Europe: 19.99€ EUR

Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Japanese: 不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン5plus フォーチュンタワーと運命のダイス, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate) is the ninth Shiren the Wanderer game, developed and published by Spike Chunsoft, for the Nintendo Switch in 2020.

While it is a port of the PlayStation Vita version, there were few more content added to this game, featuring three new dungeons, a new display for streaming platforms and the ability to play it at 720p. This port, along with the Microsoft Windows version, are the first game in the Shiren the Wanderer series to have an official Chinese translation, both simplified and traditional, and the third Mystery Dungeon game to be published in China or Taiwan, with Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate is a roguelike role-playing video game in which the player traverses randomized dungeons and fights monsters. In dungeons, the player can find treasures, as well as items and equipment that they can collect and use. If the player dies, they lose their items, their level resets to one, the dungeons change, and the monsters change positions. The game has a day-and-night system; as the in-game sun sets, the player character's vision decreases, making it impossible to see enemies that are too far away. At some points in dungeons, the player needs to solve puzzles.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Legend has it that Reeva, god of Destiny, holds sway over the past, present, and future. Said to dwell in the mysterious Tower of Fortune, Reeva decides the fates of all mankind with a trio of magic dice… Lead Shiren The Wanderer and his sidekick Koppa in their quest to conquer the Tower of Fortune![2]
~ The game's synopsis.

The story is set between the events of Shiren the Wanderer GB2 and Shiren the Wanderer 3, and follows Shiren, a wanderer and silent protagonist, who is accompanied by Koppa, a talking ferret. The two are climbing the Tower of Fortune, as they have heard legends of a god that can change their fate. The story begins as Oyu, a young girl from a small town, suffers from an illness and Jirokichi, her childhood friend, goes forth towards the tower to change her fate. They are guided through the tower by Tao, a girl in a panda suit, and encounter other characters thorough the story: Okon and Koharu; Gen; and Kojirouta. Shiren and Jirokichi eventually climb the tower to fight against the ruler of fate himself, Reeva.

Development[edit | edit source]

The idea of porting the game to other consoles comes from when Sony ended production of the PlayStation Vita in 2019. On March 26, 2020, a Nintendo Switch version was announced, featuring new dungeons. The localization of the Nintendo Switch version was announced on June 23, 2020, as well as confirmation of the Microsoft Windows version. It was released worldwide on December 2, 2020, a day after the franchise's 25 anniversary. More details were shared to the ports; they would feature three brand new dungeons, a Livestream display, and the game being translated in both traditional and simplified Chinese, making it the first Shiren the Wanderer game to have an official Chinese translation. A limited-time, physical copy of the game in English held by Limited Run Games would later be released on January 12, 2021

Release[edit | edit source]

The Nintendo Switch version was released by Spike Chunsoft worldwide on December 2, 2020, instead of Aksys Games, and on December 3, 2020, in Japan.

Special Editions[edit | edit source]

The package version in Japan came with a 60-page art book.[3]

Players in North America could pre-order a physical release via Limited Run Games.

Sales[edit | edit source]

The Nintendo Switch version debuted in twelfth place on Famitsu's weekly list of best-selling video games in Japan, with 19,594 copies sold. This version would also be placed sixth on the Japanese Nintendo eShop's Top 20 best-selling games of December 2020.[4][5]

Categories[edit | edit source]

All content about The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate is organized into these sections. Click on a section name to learn more, and to drill down further to more specific and detailed pages.

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Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate - Gameplay Elements
Curses • Gitan • Melding and Seals • Monster Houses • Rescues • Shiren (player character) • Town Shops (Dungeon Shops) • States • Title Screen Icons • The Winds of Kron • Traps • Unidentified Items • Warehouses
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Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate - Stats
Attack • Belly • Defense • Experience Points • HP • Level
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Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate - Items
Arrows • Bracelets • Grasses • Onigiri • Peaches • Projectiles • Pots • Scrolls • Shields • Staves • Swords • Talismans • Torches
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Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate - Locations
Towns Inori Village • Nekomaneki Village • Tower of Fortune Entrance • Hermit's Hermitage • Sparrow's Inn
Dungeons Main story Ouma Shrine • Destiny Trail • Tower of Fortune • Training Facility • Night Training Facility • Statue Cave • Explosion Rocks
Post story Underground Manor • Inori Cave • Pitfall of Life • Old Road • Onigiri Hollow • Heavenly Lake • Gen's Turf • Bizarre Tower • Destiny's Descent • Primordial Chasm • Lost Well
Bonus Hunter Pond • Warning Valley • Page of Youth • Rousing Paradise • Merchant's Hideout • Froggo's Fury • Master's Footprint • Aura Ruins • Sleeping Lands • Double Strike Trail • Gorger's Manor • Storm Forest • Monster Hotspot • Perilous Rocks • Trapper's Sandbox • The Pinnacle
2020 exclusive Bladeless Wasteland • Cloister of Certain Doom • Garden of Destiny
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Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate - Miscellaneous
Main Menu • Development Oversights • Rosetta Stone • Commercials • Soundtrack • Staff Credits

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

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Japanese Flag of Japan.png 不思議のダンジョン 風来のシレン5plus フォーチュンタワーと運命のダイス, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate
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Korean Flag of South Korea.png 풍래의 시렌 5plus: 포츈 타워와 운명의 주사위FT
Chinese Simplified Flag of China.png 千变的迷宫 风来的希炼 命运之塔与命运之骰, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
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千變的迷宮 風來的希煉 命運之塔與命運之骰, Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

See Also[edit | edit source]

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer series
Games Titles Mystery Dungeon 2: Shiren the Wanderer Super Famicom • BS Shiren the Wanderer: Save Surala (BS) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB - Moonlit-Village Monster Game Boy • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 2 - Shiren's Castle and the Oni Invasion Nintendo 64 • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer GB2: Magic Castle of the Desert Game Boy Color • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman (DC) • Shiren the Wanderer Wii • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 4 - The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel Nintendo DS • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 5 - The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Nintendo DS
Ports & Remakes Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (DS Nintendo DS • Smartphone iOS / Android) • Shiren the Wanderer - Moonlit-Village Monster (Win • Android Android) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS2: Magic Castle of the Desert Nintendo DS • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Gaiden - Asuka the Swordswoman for Windows (Win) • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 3 Portable PlayStation Portable • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 4 Plus - The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel PlayStation Portable •  Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Vita (Vita) • Switch Nintendo Switch • Steam Steam • Smartphone iOS / Android)
Spin-off Shiren Monsters Shiren Monsters: Netsal Game Boy Advance • 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
Manga
Novella

References[edit | edit source]

  • [6] Gameplay, Plot and Sales sections based on the Wikipedia page.