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    Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island Details Peach Bun and New Monsters

    Become a monster by eating them.

    Spike Chunsoft revealed new details about Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island, including new monsters and the Peach Bun.

    Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island is the latest entry in the long-running dungeon RPG series. The game launched first on January 25 for Nintendo Switch in Japan with Japanese and Traditional Chinese language options. Over 200,000 copies were sold in Japan alone, and the game is sure to be a hit in the west among RPG fans. 

    Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island – Peach Bun and New Monsters

    In Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island, the Peach Bun can transform Shiren into a monster. As players progress the game, they can obtain a Peach Club or Peach Staff. Defeating monsters with these items will grant them a Peach Bun with the name of the defeated monster. Eating the Peach Buns lets Shiren use its special ability and traverse impassable eras as well. 

    Check out the latest details about new monsters below, via Spike Chunsoft:

    Hoppin’ Batter Family

    Has a chance of hitting thrown items, Stave magic bullets, and cannonballs back at the attacker. If this fails, the projectile lands nearby. The likelihood of successfully deflecting increases at higher levels, for instance, with Hoppin’ Hitter or Hoppin’ Slugger.

    Hen Family

    Master Hen and Great Hen, among others, are monsters boasting well-trained bodies. They excel in hand-to-hand combat, and as they reach higher levels, they approach rapidly with double-speed actions, so be cautious. When their remaining HP becomes low, they transform into Hens.

    A Hen runs around like it lost its head. If hit by fire or an explosion, it turns into Yakitori; a delicious item with a similar effect as Onigiri.

    The Ninja Lurking on Serpentcoil Island

    The ninja on Serpentcoil Island specialize in five types of ninjutsu: Fire, Water, Tree, Metal, and Earth. They all have the ability to skillfully dodge attacks with nimble speed, and each ninja employs ninjutsu with unique characteristics.

    • Fire Ninja  – Burns items on the ground. They can turn Onigiri into highly effective Grilled Onigiri.
    • Water Ninja – Hides underwater. It can shoot water at you, making some of your items wet and rendering them useless.
    • Tree Ninja – Throws a log at the target. When taking damage, it may use a ninja trick to escape.
    • Metal Ninja – Throws Gitan. Always drops Gitan when defeated, but the amount dropped decreases according to the amount it threw.
    • Earth Ninja – Hides in earthen walls, then attacks. Pelts the target with sand, dealing damage and sometimes inflicting Blind status.

    Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island launches on February 27 for Nintendo Switch in the west. Digital pre-orders are now available in the Nintendo eShop for $59.99. Moreover, physical pre-orders for the game are available now at participating retailers. First-run copies include 2.75” x 3” sticker featuring the protagonist Shiren and the game’s traditional Japanese art style. 

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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