Today Square Enix released a large gallery of screenshots and new details about the upcoming JRPG NEO: The World Ends With You.
We get to meet a few more characters including the Reaper Coco, who returns from The World Ends with You -Solo Remix-. More images include the influencers Ooji Eiji and Eiru, the curry shop owner (and former ramen shop owner) Ken Doi, and the handyman Ryouji.
While you cannot directly talk with normal people, you can use the “Imprint” power to guide them subliminally via keywords. Those can be obtained by reading people’s minds and via conversations with friends.
We also get to see subquests that prompt you to solve problems for people you may need. They have no relation with the main quest but offer a variety of benefits.
Up to six characters can take part in battle. You can also chain multiple battles together by hitting multiple Noise in the field. The more battles you chain, the better the drop rate will be. More badges will also drop. On the other hand, the enemies’ attack power will also increase.
We also get to see the “Pig Noise” which are a cutesy kind of Noise that comes in different versions and each has to be defeated differently, yet, they may drop good loot.
You can check out the screenshots and art below.
If you want to see more about NEO: The World Ends With You, you can enjoy the original announcement, plenty of trailers, another trailer and screenshots, more images, another gallery, and the “final trailer.“
You should also definitely read our hands-on preview.
The game will launch worldwide, including North America, Europe, and Japan on July 27 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
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.
Here’s how Square Enix officially describes it.
“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.”