In keeping with its plans to stick to announcements over showcases this year, Square Enix yesterday revealed a sequel to their beloved 2007 Nintendo DS hit, The World Ends With You, dropping a brand new trailer along with platform details and a release window. NEO: The World Ends With You is slated for release on PS4 and Nintendo Switch in summer 2021.
Details are scarce at the moment but the description for the official announcement trailer reveals that we will be returning to the previous game’s beautifully stylised Shibuya, taking on the role of Rindo as he ‘battle[s] for survival and unravel[s] the mysteries of the deadly “Reaper’s Game”’. Other characters also show up in the trailer, including Rindo’s friend Fret, a college student called Nagi and the menacing, hooded Minanimoto.
The gameplay looks to be expanding upon the original’s mission-based progression with fast-paced combat and opportunities for exploration in a fully-realised 3D world for the first time. Alongside the trailer, Square Enix has also launched a new website for the game – so be sure to stay tuned for more details as they drop.
The news of a sequel also comes hot on the heels of a new trailer and a release window of April 2021 for Square Enix’s upcoming anime adaptation of the original game, so it seems next year is set to be a good one for fans of The World Ends With You.