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The World Ends With You overview
The World Ends With You synopsis
Teenagers Neku Sakuraba and Shiki Misaki have seven days to complete the Sinigami Corporation's Death Game... The rules are varied and intricate. Neku has been endowed with psychic powers by means of which he can sense the presence of monsters living within the thoughts of strangers. As they advance through the game, the motives of the Shinigami corporation's bosses and their lackies, represented by the stylized skull and cross-styli insginia, will come into sharper focus.
It's A Wonderful World has on its lineup of features Nomura designs, a rhythm action battle system, and Ishimoto hip-hop tunes. An urban lifestyle fashion statement and animated riff on Japan's Shibuya youth culture, the game will debut for the Nintendo DS in late July in Japan.
Latest stuff tagged The World Ends With You
- Three new titles to North American portables next spring
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates will be published March 11 with local-only multiplayer play (official site); More than three years after its original announcement, Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII will finally be released in North America on March 25 with voice talent to be announced soon (official site); And finally, The World Ends With You (formerly It's a Wonderful World) has a more ambiguous and less solidified date of Spring.
- A mélange of release dates for Europe
Square Enix announced several titles for European release next year, including Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (Spring), Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (February 15), and The World Ends With You (A.K.A. It's a Wonderful World) (Spring). Press releases follow
- It's a Wonderful Japan after all
Shibuya is but one area of Tokyo, Japan - a ward densely populated with those youngsters shunning the solace of sleep; those brave souls willing to resign themselves to the hip nightlife that only Japan can offer. Readers trailing information regarding the upcoming rhythmic action RPG It's a Wonderful World will surely recognize the Shibuyan setting; after all, the game promises to take place in an alternate incarnation of the same area. So, how does one advertise a game like this? Simple... In a fit of ingenuity expected only from a country such as Japan, advertisements for It's a Wonderful World have been sprinkled across the entirety of the Shibuya district in Tokyo. All of this is just in time for the game's Japanese release: July 27. Don't believe me? See for yourself
- Here comes Takeharu Ishimoto
People interested in game music should keep an eye out for Takeharu Ishimoto. The musician has been working with Square for years, mostly flying beneath the radar of mainstream recognititon as a synthesizer programmer. Ishimoto will be making his published soundtrack debut in a big way with Subarashi Kono Sekai, Dissidia Final Fantasy, and Crisis Core. Here's a chance to hear all his songs currently available. Music
Critical Acclaim (or lack thereof)
- Nintendo DS
- July 27, 2007