The World Ends with You: Final Remix (or just TWEWY) is the next Nintendo Switch game to receive a Game Trial, meaning it will be free to play for a week for Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) subscribers. TWEWY will be free to play on Switch for its Game Trial between November 10 at 10 a.m. PT and November 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Also, TWEWY will be 30% off to purchase until November 23 at 11:59 a.m. PT, and sequel NEO: The World Ends with You will likewise be 30% off until November 19 at 11:59 a.m. PT.
The World Ends with You: Final Remix is available for #NintendoSwitchOnline members to play from 11/10, 10am PT – 11/16, 11:59pm PT!#TWEWY will be on sale for 30% off – 11/10, 10am PT – 11/23, 11:59am PT!#NEOTWEWY also 30% off until 11/19, 11:59am PT.https://t.co/DgDlcut8DP pic.twitter.com/ZSbWywn7JN
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 8, 2021
Basically, this feels like a push from Nintendo and Square Enix to get more people playing the unique action RPG series, as NEO did not seem to light the world on fire with its initial sales back in July. And Japan actually received this game as a Game Trial just last month already. The seemingly subdued sales are a shame, since NEO: TWEWY was a really refreshing and focused role-playing experience, as our reviewed detailed.
Meanwhile, The World Ends with You: Final Remix received a somewhat mixed reception on Switch (and mobile devices before that) because the game was originally designed extremely specifically for Nintendo DS. Recapturing that experience off of DS hardware was a tricky task, but if you play the game handheld, maybe you’ll have a good time with it. But with TWEWY becoming free to play for a week, you don’t have much to lose in trying it if you’re a Switch Online subscriber.