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Neo: The World Ends With You

Square Enix has issued a first Japanese commercial for NEO: The World Ends with You. Get a look at the advert below.

NEO: The World Ends with You is scheduled for July 27 on Switch.

The World Ends with You has been relatively dormant for over a decade, but Square Enix is now starting to make a bigger push with the IP. An anime based on the original game just recently started airing and a long-awaited sequel will finally launch this summer after more than a decade.

Fans will be happy to hear that the series has a bright future ahead. IGN recently asked NEO: The World Ends with You producer Tomohiko Hirano if the team hopes it can become its own series, similar to Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. In response, Hirano said:

The World Ends with You first debuted on DS way back in 2007 (2008 in the west). Since then, Square Enix hasn’t done much with the IP. We’ve seen ports and things like character cameos in Kingdom Hearts, but there hasn’t been a new game – until now.

NEO: The World Ends with You, the next entry in the series, will finally release this summer. Producer Tomohiko Hirano spoke about the long wait for a new entry, telling IGN:

Square Enix has prepared a new batch of details and screenshots for NEO: The World Ends with You. Today’s update covers the game’s story, characters, locations, music, Replay and Pins systems, and enemies.

Here’s the full roundup, courtesy of Gematsu:

Update (4/13): Amazon has opened pre-orders for NEO: The World Ends with You here.

Original (4/12): Retailer listings for NEO: The World Ends with You have started to go live following last week’s news that the game is launching on July 27. That’s given us the game’s official boxart, which you can find above.

Best Buy currently has NEO: The World Ends with You up for pre-order here. We’ll keep you informed about other retailers as they add in their listings.

NEO: The World Ends with You was given a proper blowout this week with a release date and trailer as well as quite a few details. Also revealed was a collector’s edition for Japan. While Square Enix won’t be offering that directly in the west, there is something similar.

The Square Enix store has a listing up for a NEO: The World Ends with You special merchandise set. It comes with a pin badge set, Mr. Mew pouch, and record bag. Unfortunately, the soundtrack CD and art book from the Japanese collector’s edition are not included.

Here’s further information about each of the items:

Nintendo has shared a ton of new details on NEO: The World Ends with You, which is coming to the Switch on July 27, 2021.

First off, they have included the bonus for buying the game by August 26. It includes the following three in-game items:

NEO: The World Ends with You has received a new trailer that has listed its release date. The game is coming to Switch on July 27, 2021 (not confirmed if this is a Japanese release date or worldwide) and there is more gameplay to see in this three minute trailer below.

EDIT: Square Enix has released an English version of this trailer and it can be viewed below. Square has also tweeted from its English account that the game is coming on July 27, 2021.


Update: As a small tidbit, it’s been revealed that NEO: The World Ends With You is a sequel to The World Ends With You: The Animation, and takes place three years later. That news comes straight from director Tatsuya Kando.

Original: Square Enix will be sharing the latest on NEO: The World Ends with You next week. That’s according to the company’s Tetsuya Nomura, who provided the brief update on social media today.

News should be dropping on April 9 around the following times:

NEO: The World Ends With You could be close to getting a release date. The game has received a content rating from the review boards in Australia and Germany on March 18, 2021. These ratings could suggest that the game is close to being released, but they also have a tendency to be misleading.

Take this information with a grain of salt, but do expect some information on NEO: The World Ends With You to come out soon. 

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