Today Square Enix launches “NEO: The World Ends with You,” the sequel to a popular 2000s Nintendo DS game.
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- In 2007, “The World Ends with You,” a cult Japanese game for the Nintendo DS, was released.
- Now the developer Square Enix presents a sequel to PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
- The game, inspired by the Japanese street style, is located in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.
“NEO: The World Ends with You” is the name of developer Square Enix’s latest action role-playing game. But here’s a sequel: The first game, which was also played in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, has been available for the Nintendo DS since 2007.
In the new game, the protagonists Rindo and Fret are involuntarily in the Tokyo subway. In this gloomy world, they become part of the “reaper game.” The various missions they have to complete lead them to the colorful and lively shopping district of Shibuya.
The animation style is very much inspired by the Japanese street style. There are many allusions to the youth culture of Shibuya district. What the characters eat and wear is not just cosmetic, but has a real impact on combat mechanics.
“NEO: The World Ends with You” was released today, July 27, for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The PC version should follow soon.
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