Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Apr 092021

I still can’t believe we’re actually getting a sequel to The World Ends With You.

It’s not a pipe dream or a faint hope anymore; NEO: The World Ends With You is really happening.

I’ve been excited for it ever since it was first announced, and it’s currently my #1 most-anticipated game of 2021.

Now, alongside the start of the TWEWY anime, we’ve gotten new details, another trailer, and a release date for the upcoming sequel.

NEO: The World Ends With You will be out on July 27 for the Switch, PS4, and PC (via the Epic Games Store only, at least for now).

A special edition was announced for Japan, but since the Square Enix Store only lists the standard edition here and is selling the merchandise from the special edition separately, it seems we might not get one.

But let’s get into the details.

According to the new information, detailed here by Gematsu, the new combat system lets you equip each team member with a pin to use its ability in battle.

I’ll miss the unique style of the original’s combat system, but I’m sure this will still be fun.

Scanning is back to read people’s thoughts and see Noise, and you’ll be able to chain together Noise encounters like in the original. From the trailer, it looks like directly fighting other teams in the Reaper’s Game will be important, too.

So, let’s take a look at that trailer.

I love the way this game has brought the original’s visual style into 3D. It looks fantastic! The trailer also gives a glimpse of the equipment system, which once again features brands for the clothing and pins.

In addition to the returning characters shown in the announcement trailer, Uzuki is also back with a new look this time. Coco from the new epilogue added to The World Ends With You: Final Remix also appears, so A New Day might be relevant. And the very end of the trailer reveals that Neku is back as well, although what role he’ll play here is left ambiguous.

Strangely, it seems like the new protagonist is able to rewind time, letting you replay the day’s events to change the future. It’s not clear yet how big of a role this will play in the story.

I am so excited for NEO: The World Ends With You. Will it be as good as the original game? I almost feel like it can’t be, because I just love the original that much. Yet at the same time, I can’t wait to see what the sequel has in store for us when it comes out on July 27.

What did you think of the newest NEO: The World Ends With You trailer?

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  2 Responses to “NEO: The World Ends With You Release Date, Trailer, New Details”

  1. Very excited! Is there news of the anime being localized too? Especially since, from what I recall, the game will be following the anime “timeline” for various reasons, including that it lets them use more modern technology than the original game.

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