The World Ends With You Is Finally Getting A Sequel

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After a long drought spent wondering when Square Enix would show a crumb of attention to fans of their 2007 action RPG hit, The World Ends With You is finally getting a sequel.

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Announced via YouTube, NEO: The World Ends With You returns to the streets of Shibuya featuring all new protagonists and a fully 3D battle system.

In The World Ends With You, players controlled Neku Sakuraba, a recently deceased teenager brought to the mysterious world of the Underground and forced to play the Reapers’ Game in order win back his life. In NEO: The World Ends With You, players will control Rindo, a newcomer to the Reapers’ Game, and together with a new group of friends, they will fight to save their lives.

NEO: The World Ends With You heads to the Nintendo Switch and, curiously, the PS4 Summer 2021

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I just want to point out that there’s a bit of a story behind this announcement.

in 2012, five years after the game’s initial release, SE released a website that was clearly themed around The World Ends With You (TWEWY), with nothing but a countdown timer and a cool medley of the game’s music.

People were understandably hyped for a sequel, but that timer eventually iOS port of the original game.

This was known as “The great disappointment” among the game’s fandom.

Now, a week ago, thirteen years after the initial game, SE released another, completely identical countdown site.

Except this time it actually resulted in something!!