People who have waited almost a decade for the sequel The world ends with you A nice little surprise in her inbox this morning: a full digital copy of the NEO: The world ends with you.
Players who pre-ordered a physical copy of Switch in the Square Enix store started Receiving digital codes late on July 16. It turned out to be fully playable copies of the. acted NEO: TWEWY. The game won’t technically be available until July 27th, although some players now have copies almost two weeks early thanks to this strange leak. Whoopsie!
Over on ResetEra, players shared the good and surprising news. When reports came in from people of the digital leak, some players tried to pre-order the game and they said the digital copies were still being sent until 10:40 a.m. EST.
All you had to do to get a digital copy early on was pre-order the physical version of the game on Switch and pay the additional shipping costs. Once this was done, players received an email with a digital activation code. If you enter this code in the counter redemption code section of the console shop, you will receive a fully playable and fully unlocked copy of NEO: The world ends with you.
As far as I can tell and after Player on Twitter and ResetEra, this leak only seems to work if you buy the Switch version of the game in advance.
Players have theorized that this error was due to Square Enix sending the wrong codes. Instead of sending out digital codes for a pre-order bonus like artwork or a soundtrack, the codes are for full copies of the game. And yes, that seems to mean people will now get two copies of the game for the price of one after the physical copy arrives later this month.
Kotaku has informed Square Enix of the leak, why it happened if players who receive the game early through this method can keep both copies and whether they can stream the game on Twitch.
For people who have been waiting for this sequel for years, the original game was released in 2007, this news is both good and bad. Good because some of them can play it early. Bad because now spoilers for the game are leaked on the internet. If you don’t want to be spoiled, be aware that there are full copies out there and people play them.