The World Ends With You: Final Remix ends up on Switch in October

Those unlucky souls who did not get to experience cult-classic The World Ends With You when it launched on the DS in 2008 (or, the iOS and Android ports in 2012) are in luck. The World Ends With You: Final Remix ends up on Switch Oct. 12.

Nintendo just posted its teaser trailer for the Square-Enix game, co-developed by Square-Enix and Jupiter, who was also responsible for the GBA version of Kingdom Hearts. The World Ends With You features a hyper-stylized fictional Shibuya, Tokyo. Players control prototypical angsty teen Neku Sakuraba, who is paired with several NPCs throughout his adventure. The two-person team must complete a number of tasks every day or be erased from existence.

In keeping with the super cool, funky presentation, this action-RPG incorporates something of a rhythm game hybrid to its battle system. The steep learning curve was one of the few complaints this highly-praised game received upon its release a decade ago.

New to the Switch version is “some killer, new remixed music,” according to Nintendo. In addition, Switch players will be able to control the game via touch controls or Joy-Con™ controllers across “hours of additional content—all exclusive to The World Ends with You: Final Remix,” according to Nintendo.

No MSRP for The World Ends With You: Final Remix has been revealed, as of posting.

[Source: Nintendo]

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