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A wanderer, yeah, a wanderer. I roam around, around, around...

Posted by: Chad at 11/25/2009 10:44 PM
That wanderer, Shiren the Wanderer to be precise, is coming to the Wii in the near future.  The game is getting some pretty good press in Japan.  

Shiren the Wanderer features a healthy mix of CG cutscenes and in-gae action.  Players will be introduced to its intricate story through the tale that's narrated by a talking ferret.  It is steeped in Japanese mythology that spans millenia in a race to unlock secrets of a mystical island.

If you aren't drooling by now like I am then look at the new video and screen shots below.  When you are finished, head over to the game's recently launched web site to catch all the beautiful Japanese details.




ATLUS LAUNCHES OFFICIAL WEBSITE, VIDEO TRAILER FOR UPCOMING Wii RPG SHIREN THE WANDERER
Come for the sights, stay for the site.
 
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- NOVEMBER 25, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today launched the official website and video trailer for Shiren the Wanderer™, the upcoming Wii™ entry in the long heralded Shiren series. The video, which features a healthy mix of gorgeous CG cutscenes and in-game action, introduces fans to the game's mythology-laden, time-hopping tale, as narrated by your talking ferret companion Koppa.

"One of the most important elements of what makes Shiren the Wanderer a worthwhile RPG adventure on Wii is its intricate story," commented Crystal Murray, PR Specialist at Atlus. "The stoic ronin Shiren and his ever-prattling sidekick Koppa set out on an epic millennium-spanning journey, steeped in Japanese mythology. Join them as they as they race to unlock the secrets of a mystical land. The newly launched official website and trailer will help make waiting for the game's February release slightly more bearable, of course excluding fans who have access to a time machine and/or the ability to safely freeze themselves until said time, in which case they're all set."

When you're done viewing and reviewing the trailer, head on over to the recently opened official game website (http://www.atlus.com/shiren), which will further verse you on everything Shiren, showering you with additional art, info, and more.

Exceptionally reviewed by famed Japanese gaming publication Famitsu (9/9/8/9), this latest entry in the legendary series stands as one of the most addictive, highly rewarding, and endlessly replayable games available on Wii, not to mention the most accessible Shiren game yet.

Shiren the Wanderer for Wii is currently scheduled for release on February 9, 2010. Visit the official website at http://www.atlus.com/shiren.

For a thousand years, a princess has slept inside the Karakuri Mansion. When Shiren's former master bestows upon him the Karakuri key, he quickly finds himself entangled in a millennium-old mystery, wandering through past and present to unravel the story of the girl and vanquish an ancient, lurking evil...

Key Features
Epic adventure in feudal Japan -- As the wandering samurai Shiren, you will explore a vision of historic Japan that is beautiful and vibrant. An epic story that begins 1000 years prior takes you through villages and dungeons and places you alongside figures straight out of Japanese mythology.

Variable challenge -- A brand new easy mode lets even newcomers to the genre find a foothold while experienced players will find a more rigorous challenge in Normal mode. Post-game activities will test the most advanced gamer with additional quests, super dungeons, a tournament, and the "ultimate challenge"-the Millennium Dungeon, a pain-staking 1,000 floor dungeon crawl.
Challenging depth and strategy -- Control your time in the dungeons down to the details. Choose direct control over your party members or take advantage of the excellent AI that lets you specify attitude and tendency. Power up equipment through the new Dragon Orb system, and imbue them with special abilities via more than 100 Seals. New Spells allow targeted casting of effects on enemies.

Shiren the Wanderer has been rated "T" for Teen with Alcohol Reference, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Mild Suggestive Themes by the ESRB.