Square Enix have revealed, during the Nintendo Direct Mini (1.11.2018), that The World Ends With You: Final Remix will be releasing later this year with upgraded graphics, Joy-Con support, touchscreen controls, and a sizable new scenario!
You can watch the announcement below, starting at 0:19.
Last year, Square Enix had infact stated that they have an interest in porting older games to the Nintendo Switch With CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, stating that they will not rule out any IP’s for the Nintendo Switch.
It worth noting that the possibility of the previous Kingdom Hearts games coming to the Nintendo Switch is not to be completely ruled out either, according to series director Tetsuya Nomura.
Previously, The World Ends With You characters where among the first of Square Enix’s IP’s (other than Final Fantasy) to be featured in the Kingdom Hearts series. In both Sora’s and Riku’s stories in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, during the farewell scenes between them and The World Ends With You characters, there were hints pointing towards the return of the characters and Sora reuniting with them in Shibuya.
For instance, before Riku leaves, Beat tells him that he and Rhyme with “catch up” with him “soon."
In Sora’s farewell scene, Shiki suggests to Sora to “come hang out” in her town. Neku concurs, and tells Sora, “See you in Shibuya,” to which Sora replies, “Sure. It’s a deal.” This is followed by them placing their open hands together, a common symbol for making a pact.
UPDATE [Jan 25, 2018]: On Januay 11, 2018, Nintendo Japan released new screenshots of The World Ends With You: Final Remix, and on January 14, 2018, the official Nintendo Tumblr account released new HQ renders for the characters Neku, Shiki, Beat, and Joshua from The World Ends With You: Final Remix. You can check out these new screenshots and character renders below:
Will you be playing The World Ends With You: Final Remix on the Switch? Could Shibuya be a world in Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know down in the comments!