NEO: The World Ends with You demo revealed early, may drop very soon

NEO: The World Ends with You demo leaks early Square Enix tweet Twitter Tetsuya Nomura to speak

NEO: The World Ends with You launches on July 27, and Square Enix has been hyping it as expected on Twitter. However, today Square Enix tweeted a video (subsequently deleted) for the game that casually announced a NEO: The World Ends with You demo will be playable either today or very soon, apparently, because it outright states, “Play the demo now!” The demo is not yet available on the Nintendo Switch eShop, but series producer Tetsuya Nomura is expected to talk about the game at noon in Japan (roughly six and a half hours from now). It stands to reason the NEO: The World Ends with You demo may hit the Switch eShop and other platforms after that.

Square Enix first announced NEO: The World Ends with You in November 2020 after years of requests from fans for a sequel to the original game, which had launched on Nintendo DS in 2007. Since then, we have received various details on the game, including how it will provide a unique sort of accessibility as far as action RPGs go. It is also receiving a strategy guide and official soundtrack, because of course it is.

Keep your eyes peeled to official Square Enix social media for the formal announcement of the NEO: The World Ends with You demo.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!