Developer notes on The World Ends with You: Final Remix
The highly-stylized and critically-acclaimed Nintendo DS game The World Ends with You heads to the Nintendo Switch system in The World Ends with You: Final Remix on October 12th. Read on for insights from the game’s creators!
Tetsuya Nomura (Creative Producer and Main Character Designer):
I’ve had a chance to attend various events in different countries during the 11 years following the release of The World Ends with You. On many occasions, I have been interviewed by both the fans and the media, who have told me how much they want me to make a sequel for The World Ends with You. We’ve been looking for an opportunity, and there were a few times we tried to get it started, but time passed without it ever coming to realization.
There are a number of implications behind this Final Remix version. In addition to my intention of making this my last time working with the original game, I think this is the final chance for creating a path to the next step, which I’ve had ideas about since the first launch 11 years ago. Many thanks to everyone for supporting ongoing efforts.
Tatsuya Kando (Director):
TWEWY is making a comeback on Nintendo Switch! In order to keep up with the latest hardware, we have overhauled all aspects of the game. We implemented gameplay with Joy-Con™ controller support, HD quality graphics and music with improved audio quality. I am proud to say that the game we have now is really deserving of the subtitle “Final Remix.” We’d especially like to note the fact that an entirely new story scenario has been added! You can play this after completing the game if you have fulfilled conditions imposed by a certain Reaper who did not appear in the original game. On top of that, we’ve packed in various other new things like new Noise, new music, and new Pins, so we hope you enjoy all these when playing!
Takeharu Ishimoto (THRILL.inc)(Music Composer):
I have created new music arrangements worthy of this “Final” title. Since more than half of the music consists of songs with vocals, I feel like I may have gone a bit overboard this time…but isn’t that what TWEWY is all about?
The new track “SHADOW” is big band music with brass elements, a type of music that was surprisingly not present in the original game, and I made it sound very catchy and pop-like. A lot of game music is composed as orchestral pieces, but in the case of TWEWY, there is not a single track like that. (laughs) I’ve made several arrangements of TWEWY’s music for many years, but the versions in this game will be the final ones. Maybe…if I have the opportunity to create new arrangements of the music again, I think that I would like to try doing so with a different approach. Full versions of the 92 tracks are included in The World Ends with You: Final Remix. I hope you will enjoy them!
We would like to thank Mr. Nomura, Mr. Kando, and Mr. Ishimoto for their comments.
Want to know more? Check out the official The World Ends with You:Final Remix website, the Nintendo Switch Facebook page and the Twitter account, and keep your eyes peeled for even more information closer to launch!
The World Ends with You: Final Remix will be available in select retail stores and as a downloadable version on October 12th 2018. Starting today, you can pre-purchase the digital version of the game on Nintendo.com and on Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch console.