The Square Enix title lets other players visit your game, even with the lid closed.
Upcoming Square Enix RPG remake Dragon Quest VI will communicate with other players via Wi-Fi, even when the system is closed and in standby mode. The feature, called Surechigai, happens in the background as you pass other players on the street. A similar feature was included in Dragon Quest IX, which was released in Japan last July and allowed players to visit each other's copy of the game and search for treasure.
According to the latest edition of Weekly Shonen Jump, the implementation in Dragon Quest VI lets players exchange their "Dreams for the Future." The mode is separated from the main part of the game and requires you to set up a separate character with selections in seven areas: form, birth place, gender, title, method of speech, message, and "dream stage". The last area, dream stage, allows you to select from up to 64 location types such as caves and cities. The first area, form, allows you to select from a list of preset character types such as monsters. The speech area allows you to convey how your character will relate their dream, with options such as "Manly Man" and "Sexy Lady."
No release date has been set for Dragon Quest VI in North America, however the game will be released in Japan on January 28, 2010.