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Nov 232020
 

IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!

The countdown ended this morning, and a sequel to The World Ends With You was officially revealed!

Titled NEO: The World Ends With You, it is a new action JRPG coming to the Switch and PS4 in Summer 2021.

Although it is set in Shibuya again, it follows a new protagonist named Rindo searching for the truth behind the Reaper’s Game he’s been forced to participate in.

A boy named Fret, a girl named Nagi, and returning character Minamimoto (playable?!) appear to be the other members of the main cast. Some new Reapers are shown, including a new Game Master named Shiba, and Kariya is also back.

Oh, and “Hype-chan” finally has a real name. The girl shown all those years ago in the sequel tease that came to nothing appears in the new trailer and introduces herself as Tsugumi Matsunae, although it’s not clear what her role will be.

NEO: The World Ends With You is a full 3D action JRPG, and while it’s hard to determine specific details about how the combat will work, there are pin icons visible at the bottom of the screen. Since this game is coming to the PS4 as well as the Switch, I assume it will have a more traditional control scheme than the original.

Meanwhile, the TWEWY anime also got a new trailer and will air in April 2021. With the anime in April and the game following in summer, it seems likely that the anime is intended to help get new fans into the series ahead of the sequel, especially since Nomura tweeted from the anime Twitter account that the new game is a sequel to the anime.

(Some people wonder if that means the anime’s story will deviate from the original game’s events, but so far it looks like a straight adaptation.)

I am beyond excited! We’re finally getting a TWEWY sequel. It’s really happening!

I suppose I ought to play through Final Remix to check out that new epilogue before Summer 2021, but either way, I can’t wait to learn more about NEO: The World Ends With You. What do you think of what we’ve seen so far?

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  4 Responses to “TWEWY Sequel NEO: The World Ends With You Announced”

  1. I am so excited! This is currently the game I am looking forward to most in 2021! Buuuuuut probably not gonna play the remix. But I will likely watch the anime if I can.

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