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The World Ends With You Returning On Switch

by Donald Theriault - January 11, 2018, 6:04 am PST
Total comments: 12 Source: Nintendo Direct

What a wonderful world this is.

One of Square Enix's biggest cult hits will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a Switch release.

The World Ends With You, the Jupiter-developed RPG which used every single DS system function when it released in 2008, will release a "Final Remix" version on Switch. No release date was given for the former Radio Free Nintendo Retroactive title.

In addition to the DS game's content, a new story with a new playable character based on the 2012 mobile port will also be included.

Talkback

Mop it upJanuary 11, 2018

I still haven't opened my DS copy...

Evan_BJanuary 11, 2018

This was one DS game that I never really got into, largely because of its terrible first act.

Hopefully sales ignite the interest in a superior sequel, however, as the aesthetics and mood were truly unique.

DONKHATANT123 KongJanuary 11, 2018

I wonder how it will handle the non-touch screen controls.


I feel like this would have worked better on the Wii U than the Switch, obviously it's too late for that now and I'm never the less hyped to play more rpgs on the switch.

GKJanuary 11, 2018

Never got passed that "free" day in the second act so unsure if I'd bother. Still, cool to see the game get some attention again.

ShyGuyJanuary 11, 2018

Didn't this have totally different scenes playing out on each DS screen? how is that going to work?

nickmitchJanuary 12, 2018

Interested to see how they map the touch controls for some of the abilities.  Really hoping it plays well.

I vaguely remember this game came out on mobile?, so I'm sure they have some kind of solution for the dual screen no longer being factor.

I remember liking this game a lot on DS.  So, I think this could be a buy for me.

They mentioned mobile-style touch screen controls as well as "full Joycon support", whatever that entails.

Ideally, you control Neku with the left analog and the partner with the right.

AdrockJanuary 13, 2018

I’ll always remember The World Ends With You as the game that saved me from wasting $40. I originally bought Baroque on Wii, never opened it, and subsequently, forgot I bought it. Then, when I found it on my shelf several months later, I looked up reviews and was instantly disappointed. Luckily, Best Buy still carried Baroque at full price so I returned it and got The World Ends With You with the store credit.

I never played my copy, but my brother loved the game. I may pick this up on Switch to finally give it a try.

StratosJanuary 13, 2018

I adored this game, was even the source for my primary avatar for this site.


Been itching to replay it, but the fact it was on DS has kept me from getting into it again. So I'll certainly pick this up. I played all of the extra content on the original including the hidden epilogue, so curious to see what new end-game content they plan to add. I felt like there was some room for interpretation on how the game ended, so hopefully they shed some light on it.


More importantly, I hope this can lead to a full sequel down the road.

steveyJanuary 18, 2018

Never played the original but Stratos' avatar has brainwashed me into really wanting to check it out.

Linkle LinkJanuary 20, 2018

Quote from: Stratos

I adored this game, was even the source for my primary avatar for this site.


Been itching to replay it, but the fact it was on DS has kept me from getting into it again. So I'll certainly pick this up. I played all of the extra content on the original including the hidden epilogue, so curious to see what new end-game content they plan to add. I felt like there was some room for interpretation on how the game ended, so hopefully they shed some light on it.


More importantly, I hope this can lead to a full sequel down the road.

And he brings back the classic avatar! Once I saw this news, I figured Stratos would be jazzed for it. Was just surprised it took so long to comment on it.

I've always wanted to get more into this game. The ideas about it were interesting and I started playing it many years ago but the battles weren't clicking for me and then I ended up setting it aside and never got back to it. I'd have to start over again on it now as I forget all about the characters and different conversations I'd have had with them in game.

I am curious about how Square has re-jiggered the game since it was built around the dual screens of the DS with action happening on both but, since it didn't really pull me in the first time I tried the game, maybe reformatting how battles work could be in its favor. I was also disappointed that for all the obsession about fashion, the character avatars never changed to reflect the different clothing you could equip. Seemed weird to keep the character designs static. It's not necessarily unusual but that's something else I would add/change to give this port extra value over the original game.

StratosJanuary 20, 2018

It would have been great to change the characters based on the outfits you wore. Maybe it was just too much work to do for all of the clothes you could buy on the with the budget they had?

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