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Dead: The World Ends With You is Coming to iOS

Last week Square-Enix was teasing something about TWEWY, and immediately everyone thought they were going to announce a sequel. Sorry — all of the hype was for an iOS port. Sigh, everyone should have saw this coming. You can download the game tomorrow for your iOS devices, it’ll only set you back 18-$20. Yeah, sounds like a rip-off…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 26, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced the release of The World Ends with You®: Solo Remix for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. A new The World Ends with You: Solo Remix official site will launch alongside the game’s release.

Solo Remix, the mobile version of the critically acclaimed action RPG, brings players back to the streets of Shibuya as Neku with new tracks and new social gameplay elements specifically designed for mobile players.

Story
A boy named Neku wakes up in a crowded intersection of Shibuya in the heart of Tokyo–alone and unaware of how he got there. Then, he receives a text message: “Clear this mission…or face erasure.” With that, Neku is thrust into a life-or-death game that sends him scrambling down streets paved with one riddle after another.

■ Enjoy quick, satisfying and intuitive battles
Activate combat abilities, or “psychs,” with simple touch commands like tapping, slashing, and dragging. Control Neku and his partner on the same screen and take the combat up a notch, and boost item drops in battle with the revamped Fusion system.

■ Wireless arcade action with friends
Use the pins equipped in the main story to play Tin Pin Slammer. Take on other players with iPhones or iPads and copies of The World Ends with You, and be the first to knock opponents’ pins off the table.

■ Redrawn art and Retina display support
Enjoy the game in full HD on Retina-enabled iPad or iPhone 4 or later devices. Art and animation across the game has been redrawn for this release, making combat a beautiful experience.

■ The ultimate soundtrack: 60 songs
Composer Takeharu Ishimoto’s complete soundtrack is included in the game with high-quality audio and full vocals, including remixes and new songs.

Tweets amid the hustle and bustle
The world doesn’t end with Shibuya. Tap into the Internet and populate the minds of in-game streetgoers with tweets.

Profile sharing
Exchange profiles with other players, and their avatars will appear in the streets of Shibuya! If friends have Twitter accounts, their avatar will think their latest tweet, and players can receive free items for every trade!

■ Deep replay value
Finish the main story to unlock a bonus chapter, more quests and items to find, new combat challenges, and secret reports that further flesh out the story.

■ Explore a living, breathing city
Neku’s sprawling world is based on the real-life Shibuya in Tokyo. Visit real locations and absorb some real Japanese culture through a hip fantasy lens.

The World Ends with You: Solo Remix official site:
http://www.square-enix.co.jp/subarashiki-solo-remix/en/
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the SQUARE ENIX Group. The SQUARE ENIX Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. SQUARE ENIX, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of SQUARE ENIX Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com/

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Source: Square Enix

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  • Kaizin514

    Debating on whether or not to buy….

    • http://www.geekrevolt.com/ DeShaun Zollicoffer

      Isn’t your iPhone jailbroken? There’s an app that starts with “I”, maybe you should just check that out instead *wink wink*

      • thecharrr

        oh you

      • Kaizin514

        Nah, I’m not jailbroken. It can get to be too much of a hassle for me, so I quit…. least, until something 500x more remarkable comes out of it.

  • thecharrr

    So for how much can i get a used copy on the DS?

    • http://www.geekrevolt.com/ DeShaun Zollicoffer

      $19.99 at GameStop. Same price as the iPad port, but it’ll play better.

      • thecharrr

        got to get it one day

  • Camara Wilson

    lol most def. would cop for the jailbroken price, also i heard ninja gaiden is coming to ios

    • http://www.geekrevolt.com/ DeShaun Zollicoffer

      That should turn out good lol

  • http://geekrevolt.com/author/fallguysoldier/ Edgar Ocampo

    The world was so much simpler when apps used to be anything less than $5, now it’s like they’re gradually inching towards the price range of actual handheld games… and that’s not cool.

    • http://www.geekrevolt.com/ DeShaun Zollicoffer

      Exactly, this should be no more than $10.

  • http://www.facebook.com/damionthepenguin Damion Julien-Rohman

    All that countdown for this.

    I’m not mad that there’s an iOS port of this, I’m just kinda ticked that they garnered all this hype when fans have been clamoring for a sequel.