The World Ends With You: Final Remix

Nintendo, Jupiter Corporation

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
56%
Critics Recommend
Based on 56 critic reviews
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The World Ends With You: Final Remix

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Based on 56 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Based on 56 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 12, 2018

Developer: Jupiter Corporation

Publisher: Nintendo

Complete the mission...or face erasure. That’s all Neku knows after regaining consciousness in the middle of a busy intersection without his memories. Now he and his partner must fight to survive a life-or-death game in this twisted tale with more turns than the urban labyrinth of Tokyo they’re trapped in. This definitive version of Square Enix’s RPG classic brings the dark story to life on the Nintendo Switch system along with a new scenario and some killer, new remixed music. In the crowded chaos of Tokyo, players of the Reapers’ Game must complete daily missions or face total erasure. Neku might not be enthusiastic about forging relationships, but with his very life on the line, he’ll need to learn how to work together with a partner—and fast: they only have seven days. Gear up with stat-enhancing threads and collect mysterious pins to unleash psychic abilities in battle. Take control of real-time, action-fueled RPG battles using touch controls or Joy-Con controllers. The definitive version of this modern classic is finally here. - Fight to survive the week-long "Reapers' Game" playing out on the twisted streets of Shibuya, Tokyo - Delve into Square Enix's remastered RPG classic - The Nintendo Switch exclusive new scenario makes this the definitive experience - New remixed music tracks, new enemies, and hours of additional content-all exclusive to The World Ends with You: Final Remix! - Distinctive modern art from a team of artists led by producer Tetsuya Nomura, best known for his work on the Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy game series - The expansive soundtrack boasts a wide array of genres, including everything from rock to hip-hop to electronica
The World Ends with You: Final Remix - Pinning Down Battle - Info Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

The World Ends with You: Final Remix - Pinning Down Battle - Info Trailer - Nintendo Switch

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The Nintendo DS masterpiece is squeezed onto a single screen, with the improvements just about outweighing the compromises.

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7 / 10
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Still a courageously original action role-player that breaks almost every rule in the role-playing book. Although what it really needs is a sequel, not another remaster.

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The World Ends With You is still an engrossing and unique game, but this port does more to make it worse than better

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Through those Joy-Con controls, the Switch version also offers a surprisingly refreshing and altogether more interesting mode of playing through the game: co-op. Instead of your partner being relegated to pin duty, a second player with a second Joy-Con can command them, using a small assortment of base pins to do different moves. This way of playing is not only intuitive and easy to pick up, but it adds a new layer to the game. Now, you have to coordinate your pin assaults with your roommate, significant other, or random stranger on the plane sitting next to you. Instead of splitting your brain in twain, you're now coordinating with someone else, only getting a good cross combo if you can figure out how to make your pin attacks work in unison. It's a fun way to replay The World Ends With You, and even feels a bit more thematic to the game's message.

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