Possible News of The World Ends With You Sequel Incoming?

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

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The World Ends With You, one of our favorite DS titles here at OpRa, may soon have a sequel – if Square Enix’s latest teaser site is to be believed.

The countdown has started…

Square’s Japanese website is teasing a new title with a countdown, and there are several hints that this may be a new installment in The World Ends With You franchise. The font used in the countdown looks similar to the one seen in parts of the first game, and the URL ends in “Subaseka” – possibly an abbreviation of Subarishiki Kono Sekai, the game’s original Japanese title.

For the record, the recent Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance had a world based on and featuring characters from the game. Series producer and Square veteran Tetsuya Nomura has also strongly hinted at a possible sequel to The World Ends With You in some interviews about Dream Drop Distance.

Tweets from Square Enix’s First Production Department and Takeharu Ishimoto, who worked on the music for The World Ends With You, have hinted that the upcoming game could be released on PCs and smartphones. At any rate, here’s hoping that Square Enix has good news for this game’s numerous fans.


About Will Whitehurst

Will joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign soon after news broke of that infamous French interview about Xenoblade. Subsequently, he got actively involved and became a staff member in July/August 2011. He is currently the head of the Japanese translation team, and loves to play, discuss, debate and learn more about games. Will gravitates towards unconventional action games and RPGs, but plays pretty much anything except Madden. He is also currently attending college, honing his Japanese skills and preparing for medical school. (Coincidentally, Trauma Center is one of his favorite game series of all time.)

  • *Insert Bison YES! YES! video here.*

    TWEWY is one of the best games Square Enix has made in the past decade. I hope that they can repeat that kind of magic.

  • I am very much looking forward to this. TWEWY is my favourite DS game, hands down. Nothing else can compete. A sequel would be very much welcome.

  • I know the tweet mentions PC and mobile but has anyone considered that with the arrow pointing to the website that it’s telling you you can access it from both PC and mobile, since the site is different for both.

    • That’s it, I stand corrected. But either way, I really can’t wait for the news to break on this one. TWEWY is one of my favorite Square Enix games (besides Einhander, Vagrant Story, the Mana series and a few FF/DQ installments).

    • Thank goodness for that! I REALLY didn’t want to see this game on PC and iOS. I don’t own one of the latter and TWEWY would be weird on PC, haha.

  • Jupiter Corp, who did most of the work for TWEWY, seems to work primarily on Nintendo consoles.  If it turns out to be for anything else, then I would guess that Jupiter wouldn’t be involved, and brace for a disaster-sequel on the magnitude of Chrono Cross.