The World Ends with You: Final Remix Set for September Release in Japan
Square Enix has announced that The World End with You: Final Remix will be released for Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 27, 2018. The company also announced that Japan will receive a special “It’s a Wonderful Bag” edition available exclusively though Square Enix’s online store for ¥17,000 (around $155) that contains:
- Physical copy of The World Ends with You: Final Remix
- Mini soundtrack CD
- Art book
- Stylus pen
- Neku acrylic stand
- Maki-e stickers
- Tin badge sticker set
The World Ends with You: Final Remix is an enhanced port of 2008 Nintendo DS title The World Ends with You, which was also released on iOS and Android. The game is a 2D action RPG set in the Shibuya district of Tokyo and follows Neku, a young man tasked with competing in the Reaper’s Game in an alternate plane of existence called the Underground. The Final Remix version includes a new story scenario as well as new tracks and arrangements from composer Takeharu Ishimoto, and is also planned for release in North America and Europe sometime in 2018.
There’s still no mention of it, and at this point, it’s likely that there isn’t going to be full voice acting in this game. It’s not a deal breaker or anything, but it feels like such a missed opportunity. It worked well with Devil Survivor and Radiant Historia, and those were 3DS enhanced ports of DS games.
On a more positive note, if that special edition is released for the west, I’m totally getting it!
Feel free to re-ban me, but I just feel my point has to be made. I don’t care if a game has voice acting, since 99.99% of the time I just skip through the text if possible, and am too impatient to sit through unskippable dialogue. I’d much rather the music be the voice of games.