Chunsoft played Nintendo Wi-Fi connectivity to the DS version of Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 2. For Shiren’s Wii debut Chunsoft is upping the online features. The rescue system where friendly players can revive fallen dungeon explorers returns in addition to an online versus mode. Since Mystery Dungeon games typically move in frames in reaction to the player’s movements it will be interesting to see how Chunsoft fleshes this mode out. Will they add time limits to force opponents to move? Or will the action move to a crawl while an opponent goes out to cook a rice ball? A clock on the bottom right hand corner suggests Chunsoft has some kind of solution to prevent the latter from happening.
In addition to the online play modes Shiren 3 will also have leaderboards and downloadable dungeons. New dungeons? That’s a surprise since the core game is based on random dungeons. Perhaps, this feature will be more appropriately used for specific dungeon tile sets and monsters