Square Enix has definitely impressed me with this game already, and this is just the website.
The World Ends With You (TWEWY for the acronym-happy) was without a doubt my favorite game on the DS. Its use of a modern setting while remaining a fantasy game, brilliantly unique mechanics, and engaging storyline were a gem in the sea of Cooking Mamas of the Nintendo DS universe (Sorry for people who are a fan of Cooking Mama, but it’s just not my style). The developers at Square Enix and Jupiter did a fantastic job in the production of the game, and it proved to be a great project away from Tetsuya Nomura’s most well-known Kingdom Hearts series. Did I mention that the soundtrack for TWEWY was refreshingly modern and catchy like nobody’s business?
The page for the sequel proves that the marketing department certainly hasn’t forgotten. Over the last couple of days, this website makes very little reference to this new game’s predecessor, except for the music playing in the background. Each day, the music has added different instrument lines, and today the trumpets add the most memorable lick of TWEWY’s introduction. There’s no doubt that this is a sequel, but will we see our teenage protagonist Neku Sakuraba and friends in Shibuya District for another go, or will there be an all-new lineup to experience the underground of the new metropolis?
There may be many questions ahead, but I’ll throw writer’s objectivity out the door when this new game comes out and play it as soon as I can, even if it means getting a new console. I’m sure a more objective review will be available after my voracious playthrough immediately after release.