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The World Ends With You RPG Lands Anime Adaptation

Here’s some news to excite more than a few gamers out there.

The World Ends With You, the action RPG which debuted on Nintendo DS way back in 2007, is getting an anime adaptation.

That’s the word from Square Enix, which developed the game.

Square Enix will reveal more about the anime adaptation at Anime Expo Lite, which is set to take place online from July 3 to 4. A special site has also been launched counting down the days until the official The World Ends With You panel, which is set for July 3 at 6PM PDT.

We’ve also got a new piece of World Ends With You artwork promoting the online convention.

The urban action RPG was released on Nintendo DS in 2007. Ports have since been released for iOS and Android and Nintendo Switch.

Here’s how Nintendo describes the Switch version:

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.

Source: Famitsu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.