Today Square Enix announced the release date of the upcoming JRPG NEO: The World Ends With You.
The game will launch worldwide, including North America, Europe, and Japan on July 27 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders are being made available today.
PC gamers should not feel left out as NEO: The World Ends With you will be released on the Epic Games Store in Summer 2021, which means not too late after the console release.
The announcement was accompanied by a new trailer that shows both gameplay and cutscenes.
You can watch it below, both with English and Japanese voices, depending on your preference.
You can also read an official description below.
“The long-awaited follow-up to the RPG classic The World Ends with You 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.
NEO: The World Ends with You combines a striking, anime-style Shibuya with fast-paced gameplay, an amped-up soundtrack from composer Takeharu Ishimoto (THRILL Inc.), and an intriguing story to create an unforgettable experience. Players can explore and enjoy the sights, sounds, and culture of this bustling city, fight monsters alongside their allies in flashy battles, and complete missions as they learn more about the “Reapers’ Game” and fight to change the fate they’ve been handed.”
An interesting mechanic included in the game is Scanning, which lets you read people’s thoughts and visualizing enemies named “Noise.” Those will chase you if you get too close and contact will trigger battles. Reading other people’s minds can provide relevant information.
Pins make a comeback and each member of the party can equip one at a time. Pressing the corresponding button can unleash its power, named Psych. Changing your pin loadout lets you change your team’s psych and there are hundreds of pins available with different powers.