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The World Ends With You sequel coming to Switch/PS4 in 2021
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November 23, 2020, 17:26:53
 
Squeenix had some countdown thing that ended with a trailer for a TWEWY anime, and this:

EDIT: we got an English trailer, localization confirmed

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Posted: 11/23/20, 17:26:53  - Edited by 
 on: 11/23/20, 21:04:29    
 
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This is absolutely a sequel and not a remake or something? I'm so paranoid nowadays because of how many remakes try to pass themselves off as new games.

If so, I'm here for it! Bring it to the West!


Posted by 
 on: 11/23/20, 17:40:32
Zero said:
This is absolutely a sequel and not a remake or something? I'm so paranoid nowadays because of how many remakes try to pass themselves off as new games.
Did you watch the trailer? The cast is all new. The game isn't 2D. The battle system looks entirely different. Everything aside from the setting and general style looks entirely different.

Plus, the original game was in English, and this new game is clearly in Japanese!


Posted by 
 on: 11/23/20, 18:06:02  - Edited by 
 on: 11/23/20, 18:06:32
@nate38 Yeah but there are games that add like an hour of new content with new characters then claim to be brand new!

I swear! Even though I can't think of any offhand!

Like, I STILL don't understand if the Miles Morales Spider-Man game is brand new or an expanded port. The messaging was so confusing.


Posted by 
 on: 11/23/20, 18:10:07  - Edited by 
 on: 11/23/20, 18:10:36
Ooooooo!

I thought about picking up the Switch version when it came out, but I heard that it gimped the weird battle system, so I decided that if I ever felt the desire to replay the game, I'd just hunt down a DS cart.

And now they're making a sequel... should I rush to replay the DS game before it comes out!? Nah, I'll just play the sequel.

Is this the same team as the first game? Similar staff? I'm curious if they'll bring back everything that made the original so interesting. The combat so far looks like a pretty normal third-person beat-em-up.


Posted by 
 on: 11/23/20, 20:40:15
English trailer is now up, localization confirmed. Same release date (Summer 2021)

@Secret_Tunnel Yeah based on what I've heard about the Switch port, the DS original is the way to go. The battle system is definitely not for everyone, but it's like nothing else I've ever played, so it's worth checking out if you can get it.

As for this new game, the gameplay looks more conventional for sure, but we haven't seen all that much of it so who knows. Looks pretty good anyway.


Posted by 
 on: 11/23/20, 21:07:19
@nate38

Yeah, there were a ton of DS game series that got 3DS sequels that ruined the great sprite-based 2D art in favor of generic 3D models, but now that this is on the Switch and PS4 (huh, not PS5...), that graphical jump up seems to be enough to add some artistic flavor back in.


Posted by 
 on: 11/23/20, 21:13:21
@Secret_Tunnel It'll probably hit PS5 eventually, but JRPGs often hit late in a console life because people still buy them in droves (in Japan) when they have abandoned other genres... for whatever reason.

@nate38 Are they changing the battle system to something more conventional?! That was like one of the main appeals to the game.


Posted by 
 on: 11/23/20, 21:24:52  - Edited by 
 on: 11/23/20, 21:25:41
@Zero

Yeah, since the PS5 is backwards compatible with the PS4, this actually makes the most sense by far.

Zero said:
Are they changing the battle system to something more conventional?!

Have you still not watched the trailer!?

I mean, I guess it wasn't super clear in the trailer what was going on anyway.


Posted by 
 on: 11/23/20, 22:41:22
I've watched it!

It's unclear! But it kind of looks similar to the old battle system to me?


Posted by 
 on: 11/23/20, 23:09:38
@Zero I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that this PS4 game's battle system will not be built around controlling a duo of characters on completely separate screens, one controlled by the D-pad and the other by a touch-screen...


Posted by 
 on: 11/24/20, 06:14:56
I just meant in the sense that it looks multi-character and action-based?

They could use dual analog sticks or... something!

I just hope it doesn't get too traditional.


Posted by 
 on: 11/24/20, 06:38:08  - Edited by 
 on: 11/24/20, 06:38:32
I’m skeptical, but the trailer looked promising! Though maybe I’m responding to the incredible music I loved from the original.


Posted by 
 on: 11/29/20, 15:15:50
The existence of a PS4 version makes me think that it will have a more traditional battle system, which is ok with me. I'm looking forward to giving it a shot.


Posted by 
 on: 12/01/20, 19:05:39
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