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.