The long-anticipated sequel to the cult hit 2007 JRPG The World Ends With You has finally gotten its release date confirmed. The sequel, called NEO: The World Ends With You, is once again set in the Japanese district of Shibuya, where a group of teens are forced to play a deadly game against the Reapers to prove their worth. Square Enix has announced the special date alongside a new trailer:
The trailer shows a bit more of what we can expect to see from this sequel: there will seemingly be some time-jumping, whereby the protagonist can redo a challenge to change the outcome. We also saw some dialogue between several characters showing off that classic TWEWY-style punkish ‘tude. There’s even a hint that Neku, the main character of the original game, might be making a return.
NEO: The World Ends With You will release worldwide on July 27th for Nintendo Switch and PS4, which is 14 years from the day of the original game’s release in 2007. There was no specific mention of the PC version of the game, which may mean it’s coming a little later this year.
The World Ends With You is also getting its own anime adaptation by studio Funimation, which is airing for the first time this week.