NEO: The World Ends with You Coming July 27

Prepare to enjoy this one.
Prepare to enjoy this one. Square Enix

NEO: The World Ends with You is scheduled to be released on July 27 this year. This action role-playing game is a follow-up to the classic The World Ends with You. It will release first on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The PC version has been confirmed and will launch later this year.

A new trailer also came out recently and you can watch it below:

NEO: The World Ends with You takes place in a rather stylized version of the Shibuya district. Those who were able to play the first game may notice some small changes. For example, certain places in the district have been renamed like Tower Records and Parco. In the first game, those were Towa Records and Molco, respectively.

Additionally, the sequel modernized some of the elements to match the times. Instead of flip-style cell phones, characters now have smartphones. While the 104 building has pretty much the same appearance as that of 109 building in actual Shibuya.

The game itself offers the visuals of an anime-style Shibuya combined with fast-paced gameplay. Making the experience even more exciting is the soundtrack made by Takeharu Ishimoto and an intriguing story to truly make the game memorable.

Interested yet? Here are the main characters that players can look forward to:

  • Rindo
    • The main character who’s been forced to take part in what’s known as the Reaper’s Game.
    • He’s an expert when it comes to using his phone to get more information.
    • Serves as the de facto leader of the Wicked Twisters.
  • Fret
    • Classmate and friend to Rindo.
    • He’s been forced into the game and has the ability to get along with almost everyone he meets.
    • With his happy-go-lucky nature, he usually keeps things light while subconsciously avoiding subjects that are too serious.
  • Nagi
    • Despite being a college student, her youthful appearance has people mistake her for a middle schooler.
    • Both perceptive and empathetic, she has an innate understanding of other people’s emotions.
  • Minamoto
    • With his psychic powers, he can calculate each possible future.
    • He manages to save Rindo and his friends from a rather dangerous situation and later on forces them to accept him as a member.
  • Shiba
    • Managed to work his way to being the one Reaper in Shibuya UG in a short time.
    • Serves as the Game’s Master and is responsible for enforcing its rules and encouraging players to keep things hot.
    • His psychic powers are powerful compared to his fellow Reapers.

Preorders for PS4 and Switch are available here.

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