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access_time August 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM in Mobile by Josh Boykin

The World Ends With You: Solo Remix Launches on iOS

Those of you watching the countdown on Square Enix’s website have likely heard that a re-release of the popular DS JRPG The World Ends with You has made its way to iOS. Now called The World Ends With You: Solo Remix, the new version includes additional in-game content, Twitter integration, and other internet-based social offerings to make the world of Shibuya even deeper than before.

TWEWY puts you in control of Neku, a boy who wakes up in a mysterious setting with a cell phone that has an ominous text message on it: Clear this mission…or face erasure.” What happens from there is a combination of fast-paced action-RPG battles, deep skill and item customization, and a challenge where you’re battling for your life at every turn. The new “Solo Remix” adds a new minigame called “Tin Pin Slammer” in which you use the special pins you’ve collected throughout the game to try and knock your opponent’s pins off of the table. The new game also boasts a 60-song soundtrack with high quality audio and vocals, profile sharing to interact with other players, and Retina support for gamers who have Retina-display iDevices.

At $17.99 for iPhone and $19.99 for iPad the game’s pretty expensive, but looks to offer a ridiculous amount of content and already was a well-received title on the DS. If you’re looking for a genuine RPG experience with tons of hours of content, you might want to swing over to the App Store and pick this one up.


  • John Speerbrecker August 27, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    I can’t justify 20 bucks for an iPhone game where the average game is 2.99….Just can’t.

  • Josh Boykin August 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    My issue is less with the average price of other titles as much as it is the odds that I might not finish the game on my iPad…I use dedicated gaming machines for dedicated gaming, and I guess I can’t imagine spending 4-6 hours straight playing a game on my iPad like I would a DS or Vita. Guess that’s the difference for me between mobile gaming and handhelds…

    Even so, I loved TWEWY and am glad to see it on the App Store. I sure hope they put it on sale soon, but considering I bought the game at $30 when it was new for the DS and was still happy with it, I’d feel a little shady not saying it’s worth $20 with refined graphics, more gameplay, social integrate, and an expanded soundtrack.

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