Tokyo (April 9, 2021) – Today SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. is pleased to announce that the action role-playing game NEO: The World Ends with You™ will be released on July 27, 2021 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Nintendo Switch™ system and confirmed a PC version of the game will be available on the Epic Games Store this summer. Pre-orders for digital versions for PS4™ of the title is available starting today.
The long-awaited follow-up to the RPG classic The World Ends with You which was released on 2007, follows protagonist, Rindo, as he explores the heart of Tokyo to uncover the mysteries behind the sinister “Reapers’ Game,” a life-or-death battle for survival in which he has been forced to take part.
A new trailer, that debuted today, offers an introduction to a new cast of characters, a vibrant and fashionable equipment system, the game’s hyper-stylish action battle system, and much more!
It was just another seemingly ordinary day in Shibuya, but not for Rindo. He could tell something about the city felt different. A girl with an ominous aura appears before him, identifying herself as a so-called Reaper. With some trepidation, Rindo decides to play along with this Reapers’ Game, but something is weird…
Battles with monsters called “the Noise”, pins that grant mysterious powers, and a place called Shibuya UG (Underground) to set the stage for the Game— it isn’t long until Rindo starts to have second thoughts on his decision.
Rindo CV: Yuma Uchida
One of the newest Players in the Reapers’ Game, Rindo is a high schooler to whom searching for info on his phone is second nature. He prefers to go with the flow, and although he doesn’t go out of his way to interact with others, he won’t turn them away if they come to him first.
Fret CV: Chiharu Sawashiro
Rindo’s happy-go-lucky classmate and fellow Player in the Reapers’ Game, Fret boasts the ability to get along with just about anyone. While he styles himself as a natural conversationalist, he prefers to keep things light, subconsciously avoiding subjects that are too serious. He enjoys walking around town with his buddy “Rindude.”
Nagi CV: Mina Katahira
Another Player in the Reapers’ Game, Nagi is a college student whose youthful appearance leads others to mistake her for a middle schooler. She is deeply passionate about her pastimes, devoting all of her time and energy to her favorite games. Highly perceptive, she is acutely aware of others’ emotions, and shows disdain toward those she deems superficial and disingenuous.
Minamimoto CV: Takayuki Fujimoto
A fellow Player in the Reapers’ Game, Minamimoto puts his impressive psychic powers to use when he saves Rindo and the gang from a tight spot early on, then forces himself onto their team. He calculates every possible future using his own unique formulas and acts in accordance with the values he discovers, but he remains a mystery to all around him. He seems to have his sights set on something greater than Rindo and the gang.
Shiba CV: Daiki Hamano
Shiba currently ranks number one among the Reapers in the Shibuya UG, having worked his way to the top within a year of his arrival. He also serves as the Game’s Master, arbiter of its rules, and encourages its Players to keep things hot. His psychic powers far surpass those of his fellow Reapers, ensuring that none dare disobey him.
NEO: The World Ends with You takes place in Shibuya, Tokyo. You may recognize some of the landmarks, but the city itself is depicted with an artistic touch unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Explore this wonderfully unique version of Shibuya!
Scan to read people’s thoughts! Scanning is one of the fundamental psychs available to players. Press the button to begin scanning your surroundings, which will allow you to read people’s thoughts and visualize enemies known as Noise.
Team up to take down the Noise!
Each teammate can equip one pin at a time. Press the corresponding button to unleash the psych contained therein.
Simple controls keep combat moving!
Switch your team’s psychs by changing your pin loadout. Choose from over 300 pins that let you attack the Noise, heal your team, or boost your allies’ abilities!
Takeharu Ishimoto, who composed the soundtrack for previous title will guide you into the world of Shibuya with his amped-up soundtrack! It includes new tracks, and also arranged version of former title’s music like ‘Twister’, ‘Calling’.
NEO: The World Ends with You will be launching on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on July 27th, 2021. PC version will be coming later in Summer via Epic Games Store.
Players on PlayStation 4 will get an avatar set as a pre-order bonus. There will be an another early purchase bonus which is Neku’s costume set for PS4 and Nintendo Switch as well as the Reapers’ Game Survival Set.