The mission takes place in Castle Town, Soleanna. It occurred some time after Princess Elise had been abducted by Dr. Eggman for the third time. A horde of Iblis and Mephiles creatures from Dusty Desert have invaded Castle Town and are terrorizing the citizens, including Lord Regis. Shadow must destroy all of these monsters before any of the townspeople are killed.
This Town Mission must be completed in order to access Dusty Desert.
This Town Mission requires the player to defeat every enemy in the town and prevent them from killing any of the frantic humans running around. It can be somewhat difficult to keep an eye on multiple health bars, but each person is marked with a yellow star on the radar, which should provide assistance. The Iblis Worms, Gazers and Titans should be the player's top priority, as they are more dangerous and defeating them first may cause entire groups of monsters to die. Using Chaos Boost is also extremely helpful. The Town Mission will cleared when every enemy has been destroyed and all of the citizens are still alive, prompting Lord Regis will grant the player access to Dusty Desert.
After the cutscene following Wave Ocean, this Town Mission will automatically set as an Act Mission.
There is a difference with the mission clear themes between the mission when the player completes it: When the mission is eventually cleared in the story, the Mission Clear track, which is usually used in cleared Action Stages, plays. However, when the mission is replayed, the Town Mission Clear track also plays.
After clearing this Town Mission in the story, a Save option will appear, just like replaying it.
In a simular fashion to the Action Stages, a gold medal notification will appear before the Save option. It can only appear if all Town Missions in Shadow's Story are cleared with an S Rank, regardless of clearing it in the story or replaying it.