Appear In Other Players Dragon Quest VI Dreams

By Spencer . December 18, 2009 . 10:23am

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Square Enix announced one of the new features in Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie. The remake has a passive wi-fi mode like Dragon Quest IX and The World Ends With You.


Before you turn on passive wi-fi you need to create a dream character. Dragon Quest VI lets players choose kings, queens, monsters, and  a few familiar faces from Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. After picking an avatar you set a location, background, write a message, and select a style of speech like sexy woman, cute girl or serious man.


All of that data is used to make a custom dream, which can be transmitted to other Dragon Quest VI players while your DS is clamshelled. If another player passes by with Dragon Quest VI on they automatically download the dream and can watch it on their DS. Think of the whole system like random dream encounters in real life.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie is scheduled for release on January 28, 2010 in Japan.


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  • kupomogli

    Unless you’re in Japan, I doubt you’ll happen to find anyone that’s just going to be walking by you playing Dragon Quest 6. This will probably get cut from international releases. If it’s somehow still included, it probably won’t get any use in any of the other countries.

    • Joanna

      sad but true. and it looks like such a neat little function.
      I even had problems using TWEWY’s passive connectivity because no one has a DS around my neighborhood except a few children. :/

    • I’d imagine it could get use at an anime/game/comic convention. Albeit random and pure luck just like a subway. It’s still a really awesome feature. Even if it’s just shared with my friends.

    • I think Square Enix will leave this in. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker and The World Ends With You had passive Wi-Fi modes when they came out here.

      Unfortunately, getting use out of this is a different story especially if you’re away from a city or college campus.

      @ Mr. Qoo – anime conventions are a great idea too. I really should try that with TWEWY.

      • Believe it or not, I’ve actually had random people hop into a Pictochat before. It was pretty interesting for a little while. Okay, it was actually only two times and each time it was one other person, but it was still a surprise.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Well, yeah, since the Japanese crowd around WiFi hotspots to play DQIX.

  • It would be nice if these passive multiplayer modes were on even when you’re playing the game — because, really, how often will you be walking around with your DS still turned on but tucked away, and with that specific game in it, and with that specific mode activated? But, oh well. I’m guessing it would drain your batteries if you were constantly transmitting while playing games normally.

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