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NEO: The World Ends with You

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: July 27, 2021

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'NEO: The World Ends with You' Playable Demo Available For PS4 And Nintendo Switch - Trailer

by Rainier on June 25, 2021 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT

NEO: The World Ends with You is an action RPG that transports players to the streets of the Shibuya, where they will take part in the “Reapers’ Game,” a life-or-death battle for survival.

Players will take on the role of Rindo as they explore the heart of Tokyo to uncover the mysteries behind the sinister Game in which they have been forced to take part.

NEO: The World Ends with You brings a re-creation of modern Shibuya to life in a unique and comic-inspired style. Players can explore and enjoy the sights, sounds, and culture of this bustling city, fight monsters alongside their ally companions in fast-paced action battles, and complete missions as they seek to change the fate they’ve been handed.

Neo: The World Ends with You is the long-awaited follow-up to the RPG classic The World Ends with You. The story takes place in Shibuya, Tokyo. You may recognize some of the landmarks, but the city itself is depicted with an anime-style artistic touch unlike anything you’ve seen before. It is there you must attempt to uncover the mysteries behind the sinister Reapers’ Game, a life-or-death battle for survival in which you are forced to take part.

Square Enix announced that a free playable demo for NEO: The World Ends with You will be available tomorrow through the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop.

Players will be transported to the bustling streets of Shibuya in this long-awaited follow-up to the RPG classic The World Ends with You, as they follow protagonist Rindo on his quest to survive and uncover the mysteries behind the sinister “Reapers’ Game,'' a life-or-death battle in which he has been forced to take part.

In addition, Square Enix unveiled the NEO: The World Ends with You Final Trailer, which provides a deeper look at a comic-inspired Shibuya filled with shops and restaurants, the colourful cast of characters, and the dangers Rindo and the Wicked Twisters will encounter as they play through the Reapers’ Game.

In the demo, players will experience the first two days of the Reapers’ Game, introducing players to protagonist Rindo, his friend Fret, and many other stylish and memorable characters. Players will be able to undertake missions, begin their collection of pins granting various Psych, and get a taste of the game’s frenetic combat against the mysterious Noise, utilizing a variety of flashy combat Psych to suit their playstyle.

Progress in the campaign will transfer to the full game for those who purchase NEO: The World Ends with You on the same platform.

As you and your band of allies explore Shibuya and compete in the Reaper’s Game, you’ll be fighting against the Noise in battle. Rindo can visualize these enemies through scanning, one of the fundamental psych abilities available in the game. Scanning also reveals what the people of Shibuya have on their minds. You might stumble upon some important pieces of information, so be sure to scan often.

In combat, you can control multiple party members as you fight foes in flashy action battles. Each teammate can equip one pin at a time—press the corresponding button to unleash the psych contained therein. 

Simple controls keep combat moving, but with over 300 pins that let you attack the Noise, heal your team, or boost your allies’ abilities, you can create a nearly limitless combination of psychs to fit your gameplay style.

The composer for The World Ends with You, Takeharu Ishimoto, is back to bring you even more amped-up tracks. Not only has he written a slew of new songs, but he has also rearranged familiar tracks from The World Ends with You, including Twister and Calling!

NEO: The World Ends with You is coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch on July 27, 2021, followed by PC (Epic Games Store) in Summer 2021.


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