Square Enix’s New Teaser Website Looks Reminiscent Of The World Ends With You [Update]

By Ishaan . August 19, 2012 . 8:25pm

Square Enix have erected a new teaser website for a project involving characters designed by Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi. Here’s a screenshot of the teaser website:


Gen Kobayashi was the lead character art designer on a little game you may remember titled The World Ends With You. In Japan, the game was titled Subarashiki Kono Sekai. The URL for this new teaser site contains the word “subaseka”.


Back in April, Nomura, who was creative producer on the original game, teased in a Nintendo Dream magazine interview: “Right now, there is nothing I can say [about The World Ends With You].There might be something.”


Prior to that, in September 2011, Nomura hinted at something similar in Famitsu magazine. Are Square Enix getting ready to announce something related to The World Ends With You? Keep your fingers crossed.


Update: Thanks to readers RyougaSaotome and DanteJones for alerting us to a remix of “Calling” on the game’s website. The song was part of the The World Ends With You’s soundtrack.

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  • James Beatty

    That’s TWEWY, no doubt about it in my mind. EXTREME HYPE!!!!

  • gquain

    okay SquareEnix, i’ll bite your tasty little bait for once.

  • Laith Rem

    Must not get hopes up, must not get hopes up.

    Screw it, TWEWY 2 here we go!!

  • I made a squeaky noise of excitement.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Saw this a little while ago and almost had a heart attack. Somebody used noscript to look at the site and found out there was some “GREE” labeled stuff in there…


    I hope it isn’t though.

    • James Beatty

      If SE makes TWEWY a social game i will become severely depressed :(

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Discussing that with the Japanator guys on twitter, the GREE labels may just be the result of the social networks being used.

  • If this isn’t a sequel I’m going to kill Tatsuya Kando after starting a fir on Square’s main offices. :3

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Starting a ‘fir’? You planning on planting a tree at their headquarters? :P

      • It could give birth to a new line of Square Enix products. Wouldn’t it be great if  one of our readers helped make the pitch for Pine-al Fantasy?

      • Fire* :P

  • DanteJones

    (Thanks to RyougaSaotome on Twitter for this one) A link to the full song from the teaser site: 

    • HOLY SHIT!!

      • Luna Kazemaru

         Sir you are not allowed to speak that way on this site.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          He can if one of those evil banhammer everything that moves and then banhammer it again mods allows it JUST THIS ONCE.

        • Actually, my comment got auto-moderated by the system for using the S-word. Miau probably approved it. :P

      • I’ve been waiting for this.


      • Kitty disapproves of your language. 

    • James Beatty

      Yeah, that’s TWEWY music. It sounds like a remix of like 2 songs i believe.

      • DanteJones

        Yup! Calling and Twister is what it sounds like to me. :)

        • James Beatty

          I just listened to the whole thing. that was amazing, thanks for the link!

    • DesmaX

      The name “3Days” on the song file suggests that this is coming to 3DS.

      Thanks for the link

      • Or that the song will begin playing on the site in three days. :)

        • James Beatty

          That too

      • James Beatty

        It would make sense for it to be a 3DS game, but i think it might work better on the Wii U. Maybe a wiiu/3DS release? Seems possible

  • DesmaX

    I would be more surprised if it wasn’t The World Ends With You.

    I mean, just listen to the BGM in the Website, it sounds just like TWETY music

  • James Beatty

    The buildings look just like the ones on the logo 
    the numbers looks just like the numbers on Neku’s hand. 

  • Luis Camargo

    This is goint to be a looooooong week waiting for news on a new TWEWY

  • Detrimont

    the silhouette looks like shibuya as well, so it probably is twewy spinoff/sequel, we’ll find out in 6 and a bit days

    • James Beatty

      The weird thing is that i don’t expect the game to be in shibuya this time. Since the game occurs in major cities around the world i would of thought that they would make the sequel elsewhere. (just a thought)

  • Luna Kazemaru

    I enjoyed the first game so I wouldn’t mind seeing a new one.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    After some good Sora x Neku action in KH DDD, Im ready for more Neku in a hopefully next game in TWEWY.

  • Victor Hunter

    At PAX a few years ago I spoke with one of the top localization guys for Square, specifically Nomura’s development team, and he said that Square of Japan basically wrote of TWEWY as a failure. I then proceeded to tell him that I consider it one the of greatest JRPGs, if not games, of all time. It’s direction is tight in every single aspect, it does away with stale tropes of the genre, it’s not afraid to tell a much more personal and intimate story without any of the ‘save the world from an ancient evil’ cliches, it literally innovated in every way that it possibly could and I think it is an absolute masterpiece.

    He said ‘Wow! Well I’ll be sure to let them know that North America wants more.’

    Long story short, I’ll gladly accept any and all credit for the creation of future WEWY titles. You’re welcome ; P

    • James Beatty

      From my understanding it sold pretty well for a new IP. Not sure how well it did in japan. Also, it launched at a really high price point for a DS game (like $43 bucks where the average was like 30 at the time) so it probably made them some profit

  • MrOrpheus

    Even with the admittedly high chance for disappointment in the final product, the possibility of a TWEWY sequel gets me desperately and blindly excited. 

    • I think it’s the same for everyone flipping out right now. :3

  • pjca

    “Square Enix have erected…..”ITS SO HARD RIGHT NOW

  • XypherCode

    One word…
    YES!!! :)))
    Can’t wait for more news! :D

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    “cleanup on aisle 5!” 
    “cleanup on aisle 5!” Some one heard there might be a TWEWY 2 and will ummm  just clean it up. This better be a Squeal or a 3DS remake or something TWEWY like.

    *the pics will tell you all*

  • Herok♞

    Well this is epic news, just look at my avatar

  • Whew. “Calling” is one of my favorite songs from the TWEWY soundtrack, but that remix… is pretty awful. I hope it’s not indicative of the overall quality of the soundtrack to this new game, as the original game’s soundtrack was one of its brightest spots IMHO.

  • kylehyde

    Best news of the day and a lot better is the chance to hear a remix/mashup of calling and twister.

  • Go2hell66

    awesome i love twewy, i knew this IP was way too awesome for SE to just leave it as it is

    twewy sequel for ps3 anyone? :D

    • DesmaX

      I think TWETY works better with touch-screen controls

      • Go2hell66

        maybe PSV, well if they do announce a new game it would most likely be on 3DS sigh… but i can always dream :D

        • DesmaX

          Well, it would make more sense if it was a 3DS game (Having to defeat the enemies at 2 different places, thus using the 2 screens)

          • Go2hell66

            you know what, screw that battle system, it was so damn near impossible to play like that anyways, unless your cross eyed that is.  i’d rather that just re-do it completely and keep it to one screen.

          • TaintedSeraph

            But that gets rid of the point of having a partner like Shiki, Joshua, and Beat.

          • Have your partner fight together with you in one screen??? For people that can’t focus on two screen, that’s a good idea…

            I can’t play properly with focusing on one screen while looking after another….

      • 3DS and fully voice acted lk DeSu?? or a Vita will do too.

  • Inb4 this turns into a social game for android…

    I kid.. I kid… Square Enix is finally listening to the fans for a sequel??? Or there’s another purpose to that….

    • kylehyde

      If it turns to be a social game then this song is going to be heard on the SE offices


      • M’iau M’iaut

        Sorry in that case, Sqeeeeenix would not deserve anything even distantly related to such an amazing piece of art.

        • kylehyde

          Actually I was refering that there will be blood on the SE offices not at the song itself at all, but yeah, this is an amazing piece of art of an amazing movie.

      • Social games seem to be blooming in Japan so chances of turning it into a social game ain’t slim….

        • kylehyde

          I know that, but certainly many followers on the west of TWEWY would be very dissapointed.

  • doubletaco

    It’ll be an iOS port. Stop lying to yourselves.

  • I don’t see a days countdown, only 2hrs remaining from what I see.

    • ninjabart122

       It tells me that theres 34 minutes left.

  • imaguni

    I’m not even mad about a countdown for a countdown because TWEWY!

  • We know for a fact that this deals with TWEWY now what we need to know is how. A sequel? A port? A spin-off? We dunno yet. In any case for now I am excited.

    • ninjabart122

       Making it very ominous and mysterious is kind of weird if it was a port though.

      • Eh.. With SE you never know.

  • RmanX1000

    My body… has never been more ready.

  • WingsOfEternity

    Last Boss: Sho Minamimoto

    Make it happen Square.

    • 9thsage

      CRUNCH!  I’l add it to the heap!

    • …Y-your avvie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <333333333333333333333 OMG So MUCH love.

  • Zonic505

    I don’t even care if it’s an enhanced 3DS port. I’m just so glad we’re finally gonna see more of this game.

    & of course DAT MUSIC.

  • Peacefull Days Died. Let’s Survive Oops wrong game. But it still applies ryte??

    HYPED. (<–Goes back to watch TWEWY WT)

    • heartless141


      • ???

      • kylehyde

        I think he is referencing to the incident in which Atlus was asked if SMT: Devil Survivor was inspired on TWEWY (since in both make reference to 7 days, shibuya and forging relationships) and they replied that many elements used in their game (SMT:DS) were already used by then way before TWEWY existed so it was more plausible to believe that TWEWY was inspired by an SMT game. Or at least is what I can remember, if I twisted some facts, my apologies, is midnight were I live and I feel sleepy, good week to everyone.

        Also, the phrase “let’s survive” is referenced many times in SMT:DS

      • Walkthrough

  • Ben Sylvia


  • Izzy Miyake

    Yep I hear the calling.
    Even the site url has “subaseka” at the end

    “SUBArashiki kono SEKAi”

  • Oh lord allmighty :D , it´s coming back !

  • heartless141


    3DS i’m guessing, but maaaaannn, do putting my hope for a vita version. though dunno how that would work. on the same screen but 2 different dimensions? :D

    • Testsubject909

      If it were up to me. I’d make it so that the two dimensions are shown on the same plane with proper visual differences to clearly identifies the first and second dimension. Apply both the front touchscreen and back touchscreen simultaneously, the front attacking the enemies in the first dimension and the back attacking the enemies on the second dimension. Double the use of the touchscreen combat system while also adapting the dual screen combat system that they were going for, while also making it easier to follow since you’d be superimposing the image on the same screen making it easier for you to visually follow the action.

      • heartless141

         i like your idea.
        also may be it doesn’t have to be on different dimension, just punish you if you don’t fight with both characters.
        making both members in the same dimensions makes coop attacks possible (not the special move, eg: a pin that imbue fire elements into sub character’s attack, etc)

        the back touch pad would make lovely additions to the pin system :D

  • TaintedSeraph

    I honestly won’t care if its just a remake. I JUST NEED MORE TWEWY IN MY LIFE.

  • C’mon Nomura pay attention to Kingdom Hearts, although that secret ending message in DDD looks more like a hint to a hd collection if Nomura is busy with this… TGS cannot come fast enough!

  • You guys may want to listen to this after visiting the teaser website 

  • Philip Irwin

    >A possible TWEWY sequel

    Be still my heart, you can’t handle disappointment like that.

  • $30632660

    I smell a remake, like Devil Survivor Overclocked.

    I definitely wouldn’t mind a sequel to answer my questions and give me some proper closure.

  • Tales_of_Master

    As a person who never played the original but heard so much good things about it, I can say I’m excited. I admit that I would be way happier with a remake of the first since I never played that, but that would be selfish of me. So whatever this turns out to be, be it a remake of the first or a new sequel, hopefully it will give me the incentive to finish the original game to see what all the fuss about :D

    • Vyrus

       Just get the original one. The 3DS can play DS games, so there’s no excuse to miss this amazing game.

      • Tales_of_Master

         I’ll wait until the teaser site is revealed to see what’s going on with the new project before deciding whether to buy the original or not.

  • Mnstrzero00

    Why am I hoping that this comes out on 3ds even though I don’t have the system?

    • Barrylocke89

      Because when you DO get one, you’ll have a nice TWEWY sequel waiting for you?

  • Testsubject909

    Hmm… I know we’re not supposed to talk consoles, but I do hope that it’ll find it’s way on the Vita if it is TWEWY2, mainly because of the control capabilities. Multi touch front screen and back pad just seems like it would work wonders with the combat system in TWEWY2.

    And let’s be quite honest, the top screen was in the way of enjoying the central combat which happened in the lower screen. It worked okay for what it was trying to do, but I don’t see much promise in that multi-screen heavy duty multitasking combat system. A full focus on the touchscreen combat though would be simply divine.

  • Vyrus

     I’m gonna wait for this. School can wait.

  • Ethan_Twain

    TWEWY.  It was just one of those games.  It was unique, it was a new IP, it did a great job of establishing the rules of the world and sequel potential, and on top of that it was actually really good.  It was… confident in itself.  Someone in management had confidence in it.

    A sequel?  That would surely be too good to be true.  That would be like asking for a sequel to Golden Sun or Tactics Ogre.

  • Kefkiroth

    So hyped! The timer is at 20 minutes! It seems like it would be set in stone for 3DS, though it would be nice if it were Vita too.

    • vrakanox

       Love your name.

      • Kefkiroth

         Thanks, and bonus points if you can spot the reference (not too hard).

  • Lisa Fraulein

    I know that a lot of people have mix feelings of having TWEWY sequels. But if there is going to be one.. BRING IT ON!!! 

  • Cephrien


  • Vyrus

    I waited for nothing. I just wasted my time and am probably going to be sleeping in class the first day of school tomorrow. -_-

  • komiko12

    Hehe. The silhouette of the buildings…
    It’s very recognizable :D

    Even though information is scarce, I can’t help but be excited.
    Because no matter what this game turns out to be, it is almost certain that it would have the same style as TWEWY’s.

  • harmonyworld

    Aw snap~
    I still haven’t finished the first one though, this might rekindle some motivation to play it.


    Holy crap, I’m going to be so damn disappointed if it’s not a sequel. xD

  • The world ends with you—-the musical.

    • AuraGuyChris

      If Joshua dances, I wouldn’t mind. And Neku could be sulking and inching away from him in the background.

  • Barrylocke89

    The perfect way to bring in the new semester, and totally make up for a crappy day at work. TWEWY solves everything!

  • Dyne

    Well looks like I going to need more candy canes now!

  • keithmaxx

    Awesome, I’m getting goosebumps just reading this article! I wonder what kind of gameplay goodness we’re up to this time…

  • Riian

    Holy Shiz YES YES YES! Totally makes up for having to wake up scared shizless from a zombie apocalypse nightmare!

    It looks like the site has a countdown. Any idea what date it’s counting down to?

    How are they gonna handle the gameplay, though? Considering the main selling point of the 3DS is the 3D top screen, I really can’t see Square using the same gameplay from the original. If anything, they’d probably want to make sure the player (lol) actually focuses on the top screen.

    In any case, I’m VERY excited.

  • AnimeRemix

    Just started crying after reading this… Oh TWEWY 2…<3 

  • neetyneety

    Damn, this is just awesome news. TWEWY was absolutely amazing in every aspect; what it did, it did perfectly in its own unique style. So… no pressure on the sequel. None at all. Seriously though, I’d take whatever they’d give me (except for a social game, now that’d be bull of the highest order).

  • Oni123

    Can’t wait to see this ^^ i wonder if it’s going to be a 3DS or Wii U game, assuming it is TWEWY2 that is. (WOOOOOOOOT TWEWY2!!)

  • The only reason to buy *console name*, same was with TWEWY for me. 

  • Alphabet Soup

    Do NOT dangle this carrot in front of me then pull it away, SQEX! I just…I just can’t deal with the heartbreak if it isn’t something TWEWY-related!  :)

  • natchu96

     . . . but I’ve got no actual excuse to buy a 3DS . . .

  • XiaomuArisu

    Please dont sucks please!
    Or I have to….ignore this and imagine that TWEWY dont had sequelsXD

  • Victoria [Rokuso3]


    This is the game which sold me the 3DS (If it’s in WiiU I’ll be a little dissappointed). I’m sorry, SMT IV.

  • gquain

    this might destroy your doubts.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Or not, if something else in Shibuya is going to take place.

      …Which is an excellent thing! I want to see more of Joshua’s creepyness.

  • I am excite!!! (with caution)

  • hadjimurad

    another person excited by new TWEWY info! maybe best DS game? side note: does anyone NOT like the original? i only seem to run into praise for the game, which is awesome/interesting.

    • Ethan_Twain

      There are PARTS of the original I don’t like, but I always felt like the game’s willingness to eschew convention and how confident it was in presenting it’s unique vision outweighed the little mechanical issues along the way.

      Combat is stressful and always made me feel like I was missing something.  Having the characters gain stats based on real world time made it really easy to just take a break for a few days only booting it up to feed your characters and break the game by getting super strong.  It was never worth it to change your gear to fit the trends in an area, that sub-system didn’t integrate too well.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    If this is not The World Ends With You I’m blowing up Square Enix with angry fan letters  

  • Captain_Jiruo

    Just because you asked I was not too thrilled with the original. I
    haven’t played it since it’s release so my memory of it might be flawed,
    but I found the original to be rather mediocre because of a lack of
    difficulty and really repetitive plot and gameplay.

    I think I would like to play it again though because I think I enjoyed
    it more when I played it but over the years the annoyance of having to
    do the same thing over and over is what has stuck with me the most.

    Edit:this was supposed to be a reply to hadjimurad

  • tha_Chiller

    ……….my penis exploded

  • Peter Le


    Can’t form words

  • Izzy Miyake

    New song on the site, sounds like a remixed instrumental of Twister intro.

  • Captain_Jiruo

    I’ve done some digging around the site and it looks like elements are
    going to be added to the background and music at the end of the count
    down for at least three days.

    An end date is set for 2012,8,27,
    The current background is labelled as day 6 and up to day three (
    )has been uploaded and it pretty much confirms it’s the skyline.

    Edit: Someone already said this, I didn’t see the older comments because I’m a Siliconera N00B. :P

  • Unlimax

    I have a feeling that this game gonna be a Nintendo Exclusive .. in sense explained a 3DS Exclusive !

  • SirRichard

    C’mon, Square, don’t let us down now!

  • Shadowman


  • This time The World Shall End With Me =P

  • rinalicat


  • Chiupon

    I’m kinda hoping for a new cast, because I feel like the old cast was kind of like, “done”… But I’d love to see them. Obviously it’s TWEWY2 or a remake or something — I think i need this more than air. 

    • Ricardo C

      Maybe we get to see Shiki’s real face if the original cast are in it? There is a very good fan-made one but official art is always nice.

  • AlteisenX

    I can’t wait for the reveal! The font was pretty much a dead giveaway. Though since it’s Day 6 and we seem to be going lower… are we going to be going in reverse days or something?

  • JazzWithAttitude

    Devil Survivor 3?


    If the soundtrack is good as the first i buy it

    • Lol DeSu belongs to ATLUS, but tht would be awesome. 

      • JazzWithAttitude

        It’s because people say they look alike =P

        • True dat.

          7 days/weeks check
          Survival check
          Forming bonds/SLink/relationship check
          Stuck at a Shibuya/Tokyo check

  • All I know is that as the days go on, not only does the music change but the background gets clearer too! (I got this last night, but I just woke up so I’m late oops) :)

    Edit: Aw, someone already posted it. Either way, I’m very excited. I’m hoping for some new players and reapers/ect this time too. I doubt it’ll be in a new location, but maybe something could have happened to change it? I dunno, just thoughts.

  • Bakuryukun

    This had better not be something like a mobile or social game announcement. Nothing against those particular platforms, I’m just sick of our expectations being brought up for essentially nothing.

  • TheSwordUser

    I’m going out the limb and guess that this might be…a Street Pass game.
    Kidna makes sense from how the game works.
    It wouldn’t be some social, mobile service game…but not a proper 3DS sequel either.

  • ….”looks reminiscent”? Aside from the ‘SubaSeka’ in the URL and the blatant Shibuya 109 silhouette? ;)


    Oh yes, please be a sequel for 3DS.

    “The World Ends With You, Too.” 

  • Maia Kasoya

    “Work for you?” “What do you think?”

  • I can’t believe how excited I am for this.
    Hopefully it is released on the 3DS and not a silly mobile game.

  • It’s about time! REALLY looking forward to this and it better be for the 3DS! (the chances of the sequel is one of two reason I bought a 3DS a few months back).

    Anyway, I hope the original players return in some form or another (as playable characters again or NPCs). But, I wouldn’t mind a new set of players to shake things up a bit.

    Well, if this turns out to be a sequel for the 3DS I’ll need to find time to replay the first game again and actually get around to completing that Secret Report…


  • pothier.adrien

    The music does actually become more listenable day after day : they lift the ugly-audio-shrouding little by little.

  • RadShiro



  • Ricardo C

    TWEWY Font – check
    TWEWY like music – check
    Shibuya background with the iconic 109 building – check
    This means only ONE THING and ONE THING only! Thank you Square Enix!! :D

    • No it means one of several things all dealing with TWEWY.

  • Maia Kasoya

    Anyways, it’s changed to 5 days now, and the BGM’s changed… And is titled “20120821”, which is today, so that means a different BGM for each day.
    And is it just me, or did the blue sky or whatever get brighter?

    • RablaAndrews

      Every day the picture gets clearer and the BGM is expanded on with more parts.

  • Anesia Hunter

    It could be a TWEWY 2, since some people think the reason Rhyme got lines and voice acting in KH3D was to hint a sequel and it was never denied or proven it was a hint either.

    In the meantime, we’ll just have to wait. ^^

  • This site has made my year so far. A sequel to my favorite game of all time, or some continuation of it is absolutely amazing. I just wish everyone I suggested the game to would actually try it out…

  • dotzeno

    As with the last game, I will definitely be purchasing the OST as well – Especially if they make it look just as good, if not better, than the TWEWY OST.

    Can’t wait.

  • Razentsu

    Oh man oh man oh man oh man. Are my dreams coming true?! This is going to be a long couple of days.

  • ZBaksh386

    so its either a sequel with the same cast or a spinoff with different people.

    • RablaAndrews

      Or a sequel with different people

  • natchu96

    28 minutes!

  • Oh lord, no…
    If there is one game on this earth I don’t want f**ked up, it’s TWEWY

  • If you change your computer’s calendar to the 23rd, you get a more “complete” remix. But if you change it to the 24th you get nothing. God, I’m so eager I even tried silly stuff like that lol

  • RablaAndrews

    So… Sequel, Prequel, Anime, New Album, Social Game… so many possibilities at the moment..

  • natchu96

    It is now Day 3.

    Can’t wait till sunday for the countdown to reach zero. I don’t care if I have to wake up early then, I’m gonna wait!

  • LazuliteLiamz

    If I own an NDS and never played TWEWY before, am I not doing justice to my NDS? I kinda want to pick it up, but from the gameplay videos that I watch I didn’t quite get it, so I’m a bit skeptical. But the music is awesome!
    On another note, the article mention “a little game”, what does it mean? Is it too short? Not much content?

    • Mendel Dinh

      Its just a play on words meaning actually the opposite, because it was quite a popular game. TWEWY is definitely a great game and one of the most original, and best games for the NDS, definitely worth your time to play it.

    • natchu96

      Game itself is pretty original. Story has a few cliches, but there is enough in terms of plot twists that some some people who finish the main story go and ask other people online “WTF just happened?” . . .

      Gameplay is great, too. I hope you’re touch screen works, though. You’ll need it.

  • Man, I am loving the Twister remix they got going on over at the teaser. The acoustic guitar makes the entire rendition ooze awesomeness.

  • Alexandra Cordes

    Oh my god, YES.

  • gooney121

    You can’t get much more info or anything, but set your clock forward to the 27th, you’ll get the clearest version of the song yet, the image will change further, revealing the 104 building, the player pin emblem, and a message about the 7 day time limit can be seen.

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