This morning we got to know a new video along with the release date and the Japanese special edition of NEO: The World Ends with You. Now we get an interesting message related to this outstanding launch of Nintendo Switch.
In the text below, Square Enix offers us more details about the game’s history, locations, and more. Here it is:
It was just another seemingly normal day in Shibuya, but not for Rindo. I could tell that something about the city seemed different.
A girl with a sinister aura appears before him, identifying herself as one of the so-called Reapers. With some concern, Rindo decides to play along, but everything is very strange …
Battles with monsters called “the noise”, pins that grant mysterious powers and a place called Shibuya UG (underground) to set the scene of the game; It is not long before Rindo begins to have doubts about his decision.
The latest players to join the game: the Wicked Twisters.
Rindo (voiced by Paul Castro Jr. in English, Yuuma Uchida in Japanese)
One of the newest players to Reapers’ Game, Rindo is a high school student for whom looking up information on his phone is vital. He prefers to go along with everyone, and while he doesn’t make an effort to interact with others, he won’t turn them away if they come to talk to him first. Pushed into this game without even realizing it, he now serves as the de facto leader of the Wicked Twisters.
Fret (voiced by Griffin Burns in English, Chiharu Sawashiro in Japanese)
Fret, carefree classmate and friend of Rindo in this game, has the ability to get along with almost anyone. While he defines himself as a natural talker, he prefers not to get into trouble, subconsciously avoiding topics that are too serious. He likes to walk around the city with his friend “Rindude.”
Nagi (voiced by Miranda Parkin in English, Mina Katahira in Japanese)
Another participant in the game, Nagi is a college student whose youthful appearance leads others to mistake her for a high school student. He loves his hobbies and devotes all his time and energy to his favorite games. Very perceptive, she is very aware of the emotions of others and shows disdain for those she considers shallow and untrue.
Minamimoto (voiced by Andy Hirsch in English, Takayuki Fujimoto in Japanese)
A partner in this game, Minamimoto puts his impressive psychic powers to use when he saves Rindo and the gang from a tight spot early on, then gets into their team.
He calculates all possible futures using his own unique formulas and acts according to the values he discovers, but he remains a mystery to everyone around him. He seems to have his sights set on something bigger than Rindo and the gang.
Shiba (voiced by Shaun Conde in English, Daiki Hamano in Japanese)
Shiba currently ranks first among the Reapers in Shibuya UG, having worked his way to the top a year after his arrival. He also serves as the Master of the Game, arbiter of its rules and encourages his players to stay active. His psychic powers far exceed those of his companions, so that no one dares to disobey him.
NEO: The World Ends with You takes place in Shibuya, Tokyo. You may recognize some of the landmarks, but the city itself is represented with an artistic flair unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Explore this wonderful and unique version of Shibuya!
Dialogue sequences are presented with a comic book aesthetic that keeps the story moving while highlighting the interactions of the characters.
Scan to read people’s thoughts!
Scanning is one of the fundamental psychic elements available to players. Press the button to begin scanning your surroundings, allowing you to read people’s thoughts and visualize enemies known as noises.
This type of noise will start to chase you if you get too close and if you come into contact with one, the fight will start. Quickly tap on various noise symbols to start a chain battle.
Scan your surroundings to see what the people of Shibuya have in mind. You may come across some important data, so don’t forget to scan frequently!
Join us to end the noise!
Each teammate can equip one pin at a time. Press the corresponding button to unleash the psychology it contains. Simple controls keep combat always on!
Change the mindset of your team by changing the equipment of your pins. Choose from hundreds of pins that allow you to attack noise, heal your team, or boost the abilities of your allies!
Series Director: Tatsuya Kando
Director: Hiroyuki Ito
Diseño de personajes: Gen Kobayashi, Miki Yamashita
Compositor: Takeharu Ishimoto (Thrill inc.)
Productor: Tomohiko Hirano
Creative Producer and Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura
What do you think? If you are interested, you can take a look at our full coverage of the title ahead of its premiere, scheduled for July 27, at this link.