Spike Chunsoft has updated the official Japanese website for “Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island”, introducing the game’s online features. Players can now share their dungeon IDs online to either request a rescue mission when their character falls or start a Parallel Play mode. For rescue missions, players get three chances to be revived without losing their items, either by player-input Rescue IDs or by a self-rescue attempt. The rescuer faces a packed monster house in the same dungeon, capable of reviving the original player post-corrective battle, with the gains morphed into bonus points for future rescues.
Chunsoft also detailed the Parallel Play mode, in which a player can replicate their ongoing game data, right from the dungeon details to the equipment, using a generated Parallel ID. This allows others to play the same game from the point the ID was created. Multiple use cases for Parallel Play suggested by the company include challenging other players to a dungeon or time-attack competition, or planning a relay playthrough with other streamers. However, this mode does not retain the items or money gained during the playthrough nor does it convert them into bonus points, unlike the rescue missions. Moreover, the game only permits Parallel IDs to work with clients having the same language setting.
Spike Chunsoft also revealed additional artwork of game enemies, slated for a release on Nintendo Switch in Japan and East Asia on January 25, and subsequently, in North America and Europe on February 27.