Shanghai (specifically Huayuan) is an important level in Shadow Hearts. The party arrive in Shanghai after leaving Dalian aboard the Smuggler’s Boat. Shanghai is an important location as it contains Kuihai Tower – Dehuaui‘s base of operations. Shanghai is one of few levels in the Asia half of Shadow Hearts that is revisited.
Huayuan, Shanghai is where Yuri’s Father first met both Zhuzhen and Mr. Zhen. It is where Col. Hyuga spent most of his time in summer months – helping Mr. Zhen with his shop, as well as planning to stop Dehuai’s plans for Valorization.
15 years before the events of Shadow Hearts, Zhuzhen is being persued by Wugui and his men. Zhuzhen has refused to co-operate with Dehuai, and has just escaped from being tortured. Before Wugui can kill him, Col Hyuga and Mr. Zhen appear and rescue him, sending Wugui and his men on their way. After this they team up to take out Dehuai.
In the meantime, the Japanese Army meet to discuss Dehuai and the party’s movements. Lt. Col. Kawashima tells Lt. Suketani that Alice is now in Shanghai, and ready to be taken back to Japan. They are aware that Dehuai requires Alice as his magical catalyst and to seal the White Tiger God away and then the Valorization ritual will be complete. The White Tiger currently resides in Wuhan which is protected by many monsters. Kawashima suggests sending a monster to deal with these.
The scene returns to Zhuzhen who is at Mr Zhen’s bar. He approaches the barman and asks about the location of his old friend. It is revealed that Mr Zhen no longer owns the bar.
While waiting for Mr. Zhen to appear, Mr. Zhen’s daughter Qiuhua begins to be perform on stage. Zhuzhen reminisces about meeting Qiuhua as a child and how much she has grown.
After her performance, he talks to her, and sees Mr. Zhe begging at the bar. It is revealed that Wugui has taken ownership of the bar, as Mr. Zhen rebelled against Dehuai so his business was taken away from him. Qiuhua now works for Dehuai, playing Chinese Fiddle every day.
Wugui and Zhuzhen are both surprised that the other is alive. Wugui challenges Zhuzhen to a duel – Zhuzhen loses to Dehuai’s “Game of Death” ability which instantly kills any enemy. However, he is rescued by Yuri, who then proceeds to beat Wugui at his own game. Wugui is surprised to see another harmonixer after the incident 15 years ago. He and his men retreat.
Mr. Zhen identifies Yuri as being Col. Hyuga’s son – Zhuzhen confirms this. They go back to the hotel and talk about Col. Hyuga’s death at the hands of Dehuai. Yuri is angry that Zhuzhen had not told him any of this before. Zhuzhen feels guilty for Col. Hyuga’s death – as he didn’t get involved in the final struggle with Dehuai 15 years ago, but Col. Hyuga did – causing him to lose his life. Yuri is angry, but agrees to persue Dehuai as this may help Alice understand what happened to her father.
The party is told by Lt. Col. Kawashima that the Japanese Army and Dehuai’s forces are moving onto Wuhan – and so decide to try to protect the White Tiger God that resides there. The party returns to Shanghai once their business in Wuhan is finished – as they are rescued by the Japanese Army.
Once the business in Wuhan is finished, Shanghai is taken over by Major. Kutsugi and the rest of the Japanese Army. In his bid to over-throw Shanghai, Kutsugi kills Suketani as he has not been reporting on Kawashima’s whereabouts. Kawashima also wants to overthrow Shanghai, but by taking out Dehuai rather than by force.
When the Seraphic Radiance has been summoned, fire is set to Shanghai, and the city is engulfed in flame. There is a huge Earthquake in Shanghai. The party return to Shanghai to take a boat to leave for Europe.
A year after the events at Kuihai tower, the Japanese Army is still in charge of Shanghai, however many homes have been rebuilt after the Earthquake. Many Chinese factions are forming to try and over-throw Shanghai and take it back from the Japanese. During this time period, Kawashima is shot and killed by members of the Japanese Army for treachery.
Shadow Hearts Walkthrough: Shanghai
After Smuggler’s Boat
After Wuhan Temple Ruins
To get to Kowloon Fortress
In order to unlock Kowloon Fortress, the player must have chosen all of Alice’s answers correctly to avoid Dehuai torturing her. This is the first option for each choice. If they have done this, speak to the man by the Smuggler’s Boat, and you cna use the boat to sail to Kowloon Fortress.
There are two shops in Shanghai. The first is located in the screen between the Hotel and the Docks. It is in one of the houses at the left-hand side.
|Talisman of Mercy||820|
|Talisman of Luck||480|
|Holy Mother Bust||75|
The second shop unlocks after the party comes back from Wuhan. It is one of the stalls on the same screen as a the hotel and Zhen’s Bar.
|Tome of the Moon||3000|
Lottery Member #12 is available to speak to in the Smuggler’s Boat Cabin. Here are a list of prizes available.
Shanghai’s Famous Dog Picking Contest
In Shanghai there is a dog picking mini-game that can be accessed once the player has unlocked Kuihai Tower. Speak to the man with the dogs near the Smuggler’s Boat. For 300 Cash you can play this mini-game. The objective is to pick a dog and find it again once it has moved around for a little. There are 3 stages of this mini game.