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New Version of The World Ends with You Heading to iOS

by Danny Bivens - August 26, 2012, 9:32 am PDT
Total comments: 36 Source: http://andriasang.com/con2d5/twewy_ios/, Andriasang.com

UPDATE: The iOS version has officially been confirmed.

UPDATE: Square Enix officially announced the iOS game which is set to release on iPhone and iPad on August 27. The game dubbed The World Ends with You: Solo Remix is a new version of the original DS game.

Square Enix is set to release a new version of The World Ends With You on iOS later this year. 

The news comes from the listing of a new TWEWY soundtrack on Square Enix’s e-Shop, which included text mentioning the existence of a version of the game on the iOS platform before it was later removed. The original text also mentioned the inclusion of new music for the iOS version. 

Square Enix has not officially announced an iOS version of the game, nor has it confirmed or denied the existence of a Nintendo 3DS version. 

Before the leak, Square Enix stated that its TWEWY announcement would be revealed on August 27 at midnight in Japan, which is August 26, 11 a.m. ET in North America.

Talkback

xcwarriorAugust 24, 2012

Well this would blow if there is no 3DS version. Or at least a eShop version, that shouldn't be too hard to ask.

I mean come on iOS? Hasn't that market started to crumble already?

red14August 24, 2012

Nintendo's starting to become increasingly lame. I don't even know what iOS is..

xcwarriorAugust 24, 2012

Quote from: red14

Nintendo's starting to become increasingly lame. I don't even know what iOS is..

You're joking right? First, Nintendo has nothing to do with this. Second, iOS is mobile gaming. As much as I hate to admit it, it's kind of a big(ger) deal nowadays. Mobile gaming, since you didn't know Nintendo doesn't publish TWEWY or what iOS is, is gaming on a cell phone. Cell phones are these things you talk or text people on. Do I need to define what people are or are you good?

OblivionAugust 24, 2012

Gaaaaaaay. What the fuck Nomura?

ROiDSAugust 24, 2012

In words of Neku Sakuraba: "...Why ... What the HELL!?!?"

ShyGuyAugust 24, 2012

99 cents in the iTunes store?

OblivionAugust 24, 2012

I'm so freaking angry. Why create a countdown site for a port to iOS? I would understand if it was a remake on Wii U or 3DS, but to iOS? This means no change in graphics, and maybe even a dumbing down of the gameplay now that there isn't two screens.


I'm so pissed. I wanted a sequel.

TJ SpykeAugust 24, 2012

This might be un-related to the countdown.

OblivionAugust 24, 2012

Then it's a giant ass coincidence, considering they also took the original thing down.

broodwarsAugust 24, 2012

I'm just enjoying how the internet never seems to learn when it comes to buying into internet hype and the resulting disappointment.  :P:

EnnerAugust 24, 2012

Quote from: ShyGuy

99 cents in the iTunes store?

The Square tax is in effect even in the app store.
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/24/final-fantasy-dimensions-will-cost-nearly-30-on-ios/

Quote from: broodwars

I'm just enjoying how the internet never seems to learn when it comes to buying into internet hype and the resulting disappointment.  :P: :

Heh. Didn't something similar happen to what was eventually a Metal Gear Solid shooting gallery for iOS? Ah, repeating history.

ShyGuyAugust 24, 2012

Do many people really buy $30 Square Enix games on iPhone? That's like ten times the price of the average game.

LouieturkeyAugust 24, 2012

Quote from: ShyGuy

Do many people really buy $30 Square Enix games on iPhone? That's like ten times the price of the average game.

Not that I know of.  Even Squeenix diehards would be averse to that price.  I think $30 would be the highest price software they have put on iOS.

This will probably be $17 for the completely unplayable (iPhone) version and $20 for the playable (iPad) version, because SquareEnix... well, let's just say that I'm going to get bleeped repeatedly tonight during a podcast recording.

I don't think Final Fantasy Dimensions looks too good but at the same time, I don't find a $4-7$ price per episode all that egregious. This kind of price is the lesser evil next to ads or being constantly bugged to buy in-game stuff or pester your friends into playing the game. At least when you pay up front for your game, you are usually left alone to enjoy your game properly.

That said, I'm not planning to buy Dimensions or in fact to play any more iOS game ever.

KlonoahedgehogAugust 24, 2012

...Well there goes Square's chain of being awesome this year.  :'(

tendoboy1984August 25, 2012

Quote from: xcwarrior

Quote from: red14

Nintendo's starting to become increasingly lame. I don't even know what iOS is..

You're joking right? First, Nintendo has nothing to do with this. Second, iOS is mobile gaming. As much as I hate to admit it, it's kind of a big(ger) deal nowadays. Mobile gaming, since you didn't know Nintendo doesn't publish TWEWY or what iOS is, is gaming on a cell phone. Cell phones are these things you talk or text people on. Do I need to define what people are or are you good?

Technically speaking, iOS is the operating system for Apple devices (iPod, iPad, iPhone). "Mobile gaming" is a much broader term than encompasses Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone (as if anyone plays games on a Blackberry).

Technically you're right, but really, iOS is mobile gaming, and the rest of them are all hanging on. I'd like to see a breakdown of money spent on games on all the different platforms.

tendoboy1984August 25, 2012

Quote from: NWR_insanolord


Technically you're right, but really, iOS is mobile gaming, and the rest of them are all hanging on. I'd like to see a breakdown of money spent on games on all the different platforms.

You're right about Blackberry, that's pretty much dead. Android is still the second most popular smartphone OS in the world, and Windows Phone is catching up.

Microsoft is heavily invested in the whole "Metro" interface, and they are going to market Windows 8 (PC) and Windows Phone like crazy this fall. If MS plays their cards right, they might overtake Android. That's a big IF.

In terms of overall OS popularity that's true, but in terms of smartphone gaming iOS blows the others out of the water. Basically every game is available on iOS, and based on everything I've seen the difference in sales is massive.

TJ SpykeAugust 25, 2012

It's not Metro anymore, so that is wrong. And technically Android is #1 in terms of phone sales, though I would bet iOS makes more money. Windows Phone won't likely become #1. Right now, it is even behind BlackBerry. In Q2 of this year, Windows Phone only had a 3.5% marketshare. Android was a whopping 68.1% (though experts think it's because people are waiting for iPhone 5), iOS was 16.9%, BlackBerry 4.8%, Symbian at 4.4%, Linux at 2.3%. So even with a big push, do you really see Windows Phone getting to #1 or even #2 when it is in 5th place right now? Hell, even Symbian has a bigger marketshare.

http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23638712

nickmitchAugust 25, 2012

I'm still unsure of how the top screen portion of the game will play on iOS. The dual screen part really only works on the iPad. I guess they'd have to make them separate?

Chozo GhostAugust 25, 2012

Quote from: NWR_insanolord

but really, iOS is mobile gaming

For now. 5 years ago Blackberry was on top. 5 years from now it will be someone else, but you are right... at this moment in time iOS dominates. Too bad for Apple that isn't going to last.

There was a time long long ago when Apple was synonymous with Desktop computers and they dominated, but then Microsoft took that away from them like a bully taking lunch money from a nerd. Microsoft probably didn't give a shit about the mobile market until they've seen how successful Apple has been with it. So now Microsoft is saying to Apple "Nice market you got there. I'll just take that from you, just like I took the Desktop market from you years ago".

And then Microsoft snatches it away like the bully that it is, and leaves Apple broken and humiliated. Like it or not, Windows 8 is coming, and it will be the death knell for iOS.

You're crazy if you think Microsoft's winning this fight. They may get a decent chunk, but Apple and Google are the major players, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Microsoft's not beating Apple this time.

Chozo GhostAugust 25, 2012

Microsoft will do what they do best and brute force their way into the market with an overwhelming supply of cash. They can sell at a loss, and they can use money hats to get exclusives. Whatever it would take. Apple doesn't have as deep pockets as Microsoft does.

And let's not forget that Microsoft can leverage their Desktop computer monopoly to their advantage. You say iOS has games and it does, but no where near as many as the PC market does. Plus Microsoft has its own hit exclusive titles like Halo. What exclusive games does iOS have? Angry Birds? Whatever it is is no match for Halo I'm sure.

Quote from: Chozo

Apple doesn't have as deep pockets as Microsoft does.

That was true a few years ago maybe.

Quote from: Chozo

Apple doesn't have as deep pockets as Microsoft does.

I guess you missed the recent news of Apple becoming the most valuable company ever. Microsoft's pockets aren't nearly as deep as Apple's.

Chozo GhostAugust 25, 2012

Microsoft has greater strategic depth. Windows 8 is going to bring the fight right to Apple's core market, but Microsoft's core market (Desktops) isn't going to be effected. Apple's problem is they've built their house on a pack of cards, which can easily collapse on them. Microsoft's house is built on PCs and their hold is strong and pretty much unbreakable.

When it comes to mobile platforms people don't really care what OS its running. All they care about is ease of use and that it does what they want it to. Windows 8 will provide that, and probably at a more reasonable price than Apple's offerings. This is why Apple is going to lose in the long run.

OblivionAugust 25, 2012

Quote from: Chozo

people don't really care what OS its running.

This isn't true.

Chozo GhostAugust 25, 2012

Quote from: Oblivion

Quote from: Chozo

people don't really care what OS its running.

This isn't true.

When I said "people" I mean the mainstream majority. Obviously there will always be fanboys who do care about the OS, but as a rule the majority of people don't care.

TJ SpykeAugust 26, 2012

Quote from: NWR_insanolord

Quote from: Chozo

Apple doesn't have as deep pockets as Microsoft does.

I guess you missed the recent news of Apple becoming the most valuable company ever. Microsoft's pockets aren't nearly as deep as Apple's.

That is in terms of their stock value, not how much money the company actually has. In terms of how much money they actually have, it's about $98 billion for Apple and $54 billion for Microsoft. Apple is stingy with their money though.

RagnaBladeAugust 26, 2012

I was really hoping for TWEWY 2.  This is killing me.

Quote from: Shaymin

This will probably be $17 for the completely unplayable (iPhone) version and $20 for the playable (iPad) version, because SquareEnix... well, let's just say that I'm going to get bleeped repeatedly tonight during a podcast recording.

Off by a buck, and in the wrong direction.

This is going to suck.

EnnerAugust 26, 2012

And no $20 eShop for the Nintendo 3DS. Really wished Nintendo got behind this and had a 3DS released on the same day as the iOS version.

BranDonk KongAugust 26, 2012

What the Hell does this have to do with Nintendo?

Quote from: Brandogg

What the Hell does this have to do with Nintendo?

The story was originally about a possible TWEWY 2 announcement for a Nintendo system and was updated once the countdown was over. So it has nothing to do with Nintendo, now.

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