The World Ends With You is set to launch on the Switch later this year on October 12. The re-release will be called The World Ends With You: Final Remix which probably means that this will be the last chance you ever get to try out this superb game for yourself.
The game originally released on the Nintendo DS over 10 years ago. The game received incredible reviews and is considered to be one of the best games on the system. Unfortunately, the game was seriously overlooked by most people at the time. I would have never even heard of the game if a friend had not recommended it. However, if you have played through the game you will know why it is regarded as a classic.
The plot of the game follows the protagonist called Neku and he and his friends have to save the world from disaster. However, they only have 7 days to do so. The game also has two zones, the Realground (RG) which is where we live and the Underground (UG) that both play an important factor in the plot and game. Obviously, the plot is not that simple as there are quite a few twists and turns but going too deep into those would spoil a lot of the game.
The game’s bold colors, stylized art, enjoyable atmosphere, and loveable character all contribute to making the game a blast to play through. However, the real charm of the game lies in its combat system. Square Enix decided to go with a combat system where you fought two battle simultaneously. The game utilized the Nintendo DS’s two screens where combat would take place through both of them, essentially fighting two battle at the same time. You would control the top screen with the system’s buttons whereas you would control the touch screen with touch controls.
How exactly the game will feel while playing on the Switch is, of course, uncertain, however, I would imagine that by utilizing the console’s touchscreen and joy-cons the experience will not be that different to the original game. If you are still unsure whether to pick this up or not, I highly recommend giving it a try. It’s a very unique experience and I have yet to play a game that felt anything like The World Ends With You.