Square Enix announces that with NEO: The World Ends with You one of its most-beloved JPRG series is making a return. The JRPG is confirmed to launch on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4/5 in summer 2021. Check out the announcement trailer here where you can catch glimpses of gameplay!
The original The World Ends with You came out an eternity ago, in 2008 for the Nintendo DS. The mixture of stylish visuals and addictive gameplay made the game an instant classic. Square Enix even ported the game to mobile devices, courtesy of the game relying on the touchscreen of the NDS.
But despite all that success, a proper sequel never came. As such, the announcement of NEO: The World Ends with You is a big deal. Several console generations have passed and the sequel thankfully looks significantly evolved.
NEO: The World Ends with You transports players to the streets of the Shibuya, where they will take part in the “Reapers’ Game”. A life-or-death battle for survival. Players will take on the role of Rindo as they explore the heart of Tokyo to uncover the mysteries behind the sinister Game in which they have been forced to take part.
First and foremost, NEO: The World Ends with You is features a fully 3D recreation of the trendy hotspot of Shibuya. But don’t fret, the signature focus on stylish costumes and a banging soundtrack are still all here. In terms of combat, NEO offers fast-paced action gameplay with flashy visuals and effects.
Particularly, Shibuya’s crowded streets strike us. But you need to remember that NEO: The World Ends with You targets the Switch and PS4. Hence, don’t expect a next-gen experience. Still, PS5 users will be able to play the game via backward compatibility.
For now, NEO The World Ends with You targets a release sometime in summer 2021 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.