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World End Syndrome

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 14, 2019
Nintendo SwitchJun 14, 2019

Developers: Arc System Works, TOYBOX Inc.

Publisher: PQube

Genre: Interactive Story

World End Syndrome is a romantic adventure visual novel game created from a collaboration between Arc System Works and TOYBOX.

World End Syndrome follows the story of a 17-year-old high school junior trying to escape his troubled past. After causing an accident resulting in his older sister’s death, he receives an invitation to transfer to Mihate High School. He takes it gratefully, hoping to start a new life and forget his past.

But Mihate Town is not the coastal paradise it appears to be. It is home to the legend of the Yomibito, where the dead come back to life every 100 years. Once resurrected, the Yomibito attack the living to regain their sanity, but the dead’s thirst is never quenched. This year happens to be 100 years since the last known incident…

As the protagonist navigates his new life with a colorful cast of new friends, a student at Mihate High suddenly dies. The murder sends shockwaves through the idyllic town as he finds himself caught in a string of strange incidents, romance, and unforgettable summer experiences…

Multiple endings based on your choices and actions throughout the game!

Explore the town of Mihate while solving the Mystery of the Yomibito!

Character designs by Yuki Kato, known for their work as an artist and designer for the BLAZBLUE series.

Scenario design by Tomio Kanazawa and music by Takashi Nitta!

Multiple interesting and complicated characters to interact with. Discover all of their secrets!

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9 / 10
Miguel Moran

World End Syndome is a visual novel masterpiece. The story is gripping and evocative, blending fun romance and tense murder mystery together incredibly well. The characters are sharp and beautifully illustrated, and the way their personalities and backgrounds developed over the course of the game was equally well-done. Best of all is the smart save system that keeps track of your progress and does a great job of encouraging you to keep coming back for the full story. It's hard to find any faults with a visual novel game like this that so successfully blends beautiful art and storytelling with satisfying game mechanics.

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Nintendo Life

8 / 10
Nintendo Life

Overall, polish and craftsmanship elevate a lightweight but amusing story to something that really stands out. For visual novel freshmen, it could even be your first crush.

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PlayStation LifeStyle

8 / 10.0
PlayStation LifeStyle

World End Syndrome is such a beautiful visual novel and it expertly weaves its romance and mystery elements together to create a truly alluring adventure. It does a very good job at subverting your expectations but it's lengthy prologue may mean that some will switch off before the game reaches the really good bits.

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7.5 / 10.0

living days. It's by no means perfect, still we had fun uncovering the mystery and the true ending.

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