Immerse yourself into a stylish Shibuya and the Reapers’ Game with this first deep dive on characters, story, and gameplay.
Get ready for a vibrant adventure in Shibuya this summer: Neo: The World Ends with You is coming to PS4 on July 27, 2021! This marks the first time The World Ends with You series comes to PlayStation, but is the perfect time for newcomers and fans alike to jump in and explore the dazzling streets of Tokyo.
Neo: The World Ends with You is the long-awaited follow-up to the RPG classic The World Ends with You. The story takes place in Shibuya, Tokyo. You may recognize some of the landmarks, but the city itself is depicted with an anime-style artistic touch unlike anything you’ve seen before. It is there you must attempt to uncover the mysteries behind the sinister Reapers’ Game, a life-or-death battle for survival in which you are forced to take part.
Perhaps Some Familiar Sites if You have Visited Shibuya in Tokyo
Take a look at a new trailer, which will give you a deeper look at the sights, sounds, and culture of the bustling city, characters you’ll meet along the way, and what the fast-paced battles and gameplay look like.
We love that music! The composer for The World Ends with You, Takeharu Ishimoto, is back to bring you even more amped-up tracks. Fans of the original might also recognize a few remixes of previous tracks from the original game.
Introducing the ‘Wicked Twisters’
One of the newest Players in the Reapers’ Game, Rindo is a high schooler to whom searching for info on his phone is second nature. He prefers to go with the flow, and although he doesn’t go out of his way to interact with others, he won’t turn them away if they come to him first. Thrust into the Game without even realizing it, he now serves as the de facto leader of the Wicked Twisters.
Rindo’s happy-go-lucky classmate and fellow Player in the Reapers’ Game, Fret boasts the ability to get along with just about anyone. While he styles himself as a natural conversationalist, he prefers to keep things light, subconsciously avoiding subjects that are too serious. He enjoys walking around town with his buddy “Rindude.”
Another Player in the Reapers’ Game, Nagi is a college student whose youthful appearance leads others to mistake her for a middle schooler. She is deeply passionate about her pastimes, devoting all of her time and energy to her favorite games. Highly perceptive, she is acutely aware of others’ emotions, and shows disdain toward those she deems superficial and disingenuous.
A fellow Player in the Reapers’ Game, Minamimoto puts his impressive psychic powers to use when he saves Rindo and the gang from a tight spot early on, then forces himself onto their team. He calculates every possible future using his own unique formulas and acts in accordance with the values he discovers, but he remains a mystery to all around him. He seems to have his sights set on something greater than Rindo and the gang.
Scan the city and take down the Noise in battle
As you and your band of allies explore Shibuya and compete in the Reaper’s Game, you’ll be fighting against the Noise in battle. Rindo can visualize these enemies through scanning, one of the fundamental psych abilities available in the game. Scanning also reveals what the people of Shibuya have on their minds. You might stumble upon some important pieces of information, so be sure to scan often.
Scan your surroundings to read peoples’ thoughts or search for noise to fight
In combat, you can control multiple party members as you fight foes in flashy action battles. Each teammate can equip one pin at a time—press the corresponding button to unleash the psych contained therein.
Simple controls keep combat moving, but with over 300 pins that let you attack the Noise, heal your team, or boost your allies’ abilities, you can create a nearly limitless combination of psychs to fit your gameplay style.
Whether you’ve not picked up the original game yet, or have been eagerly awaiting this next installment, Neo: The World Ends with You will immerse you in a manga-inspired version of Shibuya as you team up with unlikely allies and investigate the mysteries of the city and the deadly Reapers’ game—all to an electrifying soundtrack.
If you want to prepare for the adventure that awaits, Neo: The World Ends with You is available for pre-order on PlayStation Store, and can net you some stylish bonuses, including the
Legendary Threads Set to give you a head start in battles that await, includes the following:
- Legendary Headphones – Drastically increases item drop rates from enemies.
- Legendary Tank Top – Greatly increases user’s Attack.
- Legendary Shorts – Shortens the duration the wearer is knocked down.
- Legendary Sneakers – Increases movement speed in combat.
- Legendary Music Player – Enormously increases HP.
PlayStation players will also receive a special Avatar set with their pre-order.
Pre-order the game now at PlayStation Store. Stay tuned for more on Neo: The World Ends with You, launching on PS4 July 27.