Square Enix has gone ahead and provided a batch of details and screenshots surrounding their upcoming JRPG NEO: The World Ends With You. To share the news with you, we thought we’d package it all up so you can get all the information you need.
The story of NEO: The World Ends With You takes place in Shibuya. However, the main protagonist, Rindo, felt like something was off, which leads him to witness a psychic battle in the center of the Scramble Crossing. This is when he’s introduced to the “Reapers’ Game.”
Sadly, this game comes with a few life-threatening rules: If you don’t win, you cease to exist. Now, Rindo and his friend Fret fight against other players to find a way home.
The newest player of the Reapers’ Game who is fairly laid back and to himself. After he enters the game, he finds himself as the new leader of the Wicked Twisters group.
Rindos’ classmate and partner in the game. Easy-going and gets along with others, which leads him to avoid series subjects.
Another player and college student who is mistaken for a middle schooler. She is highly perceptive and aware of others’ emotions.
Another player with impressive psychic powers he uses to save RIndo from a gang. He takes strategy into account during his battles, but his sights are set on something greater than the group.
The highest ranking in the Reapers Game and the Game’s Master. He typically encourages players to keep things hot and has the greatest psychic powers of all the players.
Manager of the Game, but not as enthused to be playing. She’s currently bored of it and hopes someone will come along to shake things up. The hoodie she wears is a piece of Gatto Nero, a new popular brand in Shibuya.
A veteran amongst Reapers who is content with working amongst the rank-and-file Reapers. We used to work with Uzuki, but the two are separated now. He can always be found with a lollipop.
She’s had the mindset to get ahead, but her ambitions are wavering. She has a short temper and used to operate with Kariya but is now alone.
NEO: The World Ends With You’s soundtrack is provided by Takeharu Ishimoto, who composed music for the previous game. Not only has he written a slew of new songs, but he has also rearranged
familiar tracks from The World Ends with You, including Twister and Calling.
The Reaper Pin is a Key Item in the game. These prove that you are playing and grant players telepathic abilities. There are different pins that provide various powers, such as Azamaru, Angelic Kick, and Glacial Gateway.
Enemies in the game will also appear and are called “Noise.” These range from smaller beasts to fiends that roam around the city. Missions require players to erase the Noise to proceed, and doing so will grant you new pins.
- Series Director – Tatsuya Kando
- Director – Hiroyuki Ito
- Character Design – Geb Kobayashi, Miki Yamashita
- Composer – Takeharu Ishimoto
- Producer – Tomohiko Hirano
- Creative Producer/Character Designer – Tetsuya Nomura
NEO: The World Ends With You is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on July 27, 2021, and PC-via The Epic Games Store in Summer 2021.
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