Everything you need to know about The World Ends With You: Final Remix
Back in the 2000's, Nintendo's DS system reigned supreme when it came to the handheld world. It was a fun little handheld that featured dual screens, which meant many developers made quirky games that utilized both screens at the time.
Square Enix collaborated with Jupiter on a game called The World Ends With You back in 2007. It has been a little over 10 years since that, and we've only received a mobile port of the game and no sequel as of yet.
Fortunately, we are getting The World Ends With You: Final Remix on Nintendo Switch, which may be the last opportunity for the game to do well enough to warrant a sequel from the developers.
Here's everything you need to know about The World Ends With You: Final Remix!
- What is the story behind The World Ends With You?
- What is the combat system like in TWEWY: Final Remix?
- What else is new in The World Ends With You: Final Remix?
- When is TWEWY: Final Remix coming out and how much will it cost?
What is the story behind The World Ends With You?
In The World Ends With You (TWEWY), players follow in Neku Sakuraba's footsteps. Neku is an antisocial teenager who doesn't "get" people and doesn't like to interact with others.
However, he encounters Shiki Misaki as they're paired together in the Reaper's Game, which is a twisted game that forces Players to participate in if they want to stay alive. Failure to take part in the Game means a Player's existence is wiped out.
At first, Neku is confused and doesn't understand what's happening or why he's been chosen for the Reaper's Game. But each day is a new game, and he eventually understands the rules of the Game as he gets paired up with other partners later on, including Joshua and Beat.
Each player must pay an entrance fee to participate in the Reaper's Game, which is pretty much what they value the most. A different objective is set for each Day of the Game, and there's a lot of fighting with creatures called Noise.
The story for TWEWY has a lot of twists and turns, so we're not going to ruin it here—you'll have to play the game for yourself and find out!
What is the combat system like in TWEWY: Final Remix?
Originally, in the DS version of the game, you'd control Neku on the bottom screen and attack by swiping and tapping on the touchscreen with your stylus. You'd also simultaneously control his partner on the top screen using the D-pad. With these controls, battles could end up fairly chaotic if you weren't careful.
The Nintendo Switch version is going to go more along the lines of the mobile port, where both Neku and his partner are on the same screen. You control Neku, but the AI controls the partner.
In Handheld Mode, you'll use the touch screen and perform slashes and taps on the screen to attack Noise. With TV and Tabletop Mode, you'll use the Joy-Cons to control a pointer on the screen. Final Remix also brings a 2-player co-op mode with the Joy-Cons, so you can grab a buddy and slaughter the Noise together.
What else is new in The World Ends With You: Final Remix?
Since this is a Final Remix, the developers have added an entirely new epilogue scenario that further clarify the game's plot. With this new scenario, appropriately titled "A New Day," players will find new characters, including Coco Atarashi, a character that first appeared in the mobile port but didn't play a significant role back then.
Final Remix also added in HD quality graphics from the original, so everything has more detail and looks better. The music and sound effects have also been redone for better quality.
When is TWEWY: Final Remix coming out and how much will it cost?
The World Ends With You: Final Remix will be available physically and digitally on October 12, 2018. It will cost $49.99.
Are you ready for the Reaper's Game once again?
The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a title that many of us have been anticipating, and we're so glad to finally see it arriving on Switch later this week. It's an exciting time for the Switch, and we're eager to get our hands on the new scenario in TWEWY: Final Remix.
Are you picking up TWEWY for your Switch? What are your thoughts on the game's third release? Hoping for a sequel? Sound off in the comments!
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
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