There Might Be More To The World Ends With You Countdown Than An iOS Port

By Ishaan . August 24, 2012 . 11:13am

Over on his Twitter feed, Brian Gray, the lead translator on The World Ends With You for the Nintendo DS, hints that there may be more to Square Enix’s recent teases than an iOS port of the game and a new soundtrack release.


Last night, Gray tweeted: “Before everyone decides the #twewy countdown is over, they might want to wait for the countdown to be over. #moredripthanleak”


Square’s The World Ends With You teaser website is counting down to an announcement that will happen this weekend. Hopefully, by then, we’ll find out whether they have anything more up their sleeves or not.

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  • I will just stay neutral.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    So there is hope. Lesson today for all is to never jump the gun until all info is out.

    • It’s easier to jump the gun and be surprised, then to not jump the gun and be disappointed.

      • kevinposta

        The easiest solution is commonly not the best one :)

  • It might be “Here is TWEWY 2 and if you did not play the first one, you now get it on the iOS!”

    • James Beatty

      This, if a sequel is confirmed for real gaming platforms then i wouldn’t care about there being an ios port, in fact i would probably buy it and i hope that everyone who missed out on the fantastic original can play it and understand why its so great and hopefully that will garner interest and help it (the sequel) sell better

  • Luis Enrique

    Even if it is a sequel announcement, SE has effectively killed any hype I had. Sad.

  • James Beatty

    Announcing TWEWY 2 coming 2013 and an ios port of the first one to build interest in the sequel would be the best thing Square could do. If this isn’t the case and this guy is lying i’m going to be pretty upset and i will probably be done with Square enix for a while. (probably until KH 3) I will be happy as long as i can play it on either of my next gen Nintendo platforms (3DS/wiiU) which would do the most justice to the original game

  • Tales_of_Master

    Glad to hear this. I hope it’s a sequel that will be released for the 3DS. At least that would give me the final push to go and hunt down a copy of the first game. Although I never played the first one, I’m pretty hyped up from what I heard about the series.

  • Everything is a facade, it’s really a teaser site for Type-0.

  • $24431191

     Hmm… so there is some hope left. Best thing to do now is to simply wait for the countdown to end. If were lucky, maybe there really is something more than just an iOS port.

  • If Square gives us the sequel… I might think that Santa actually exists. Still, no hype until the countdown is over.

  • There’s no hope from Square-Enix. 

  • Dantis

    I’ve been listening to the Day 0 song all day. It’s glorious.

  • Vyrus

    They better or else they’ll see hell from pissed-off gamers.

    • Paradox me

      So, business as usual?

      • Luna Kazemaru

         Pretty much but then again gamers get pissed at just about anything :v

        • Vyrus

          LOL True.

  • Eric Jade Cardona

    Remake for 3DS is possible… But hoping for that sequel 

  • Levin_Scorpius

    Square Enix, your PR Department (or whoever is in charge of this stuff) is either entirely staffed by people from a mental asylum, a bunch of monkeys in suits, or just really, really stupid people.

    I’m definitely no business person, but even putting up a countdown to build hype for a possible sequel and having your plans for a port of the original leaked at around the same time isn’t really good for your public image, even if you correct yourselves later on.

    edit: Also, if you were gonna announce a port of the game and put up a countdown teaser at around the same time, wouldn’t have been better to announce the former before putting up the latter?

  • SirRichard

    Now that’s promising; I had seen his tweet earlier, but didn’t know who the guy was. Here’s hoping he’s actually hinting at something.

  • imaguni

    Augh… :( Well, I’ll just stay neutral till Sunday.

  • Xapth

    See, many people were getting worked up before the countdown had even ended!

    There may be hope after all. 

    I’m personally hoping for a full sequel or an enhanced port/remake, either for 3DS.

    •  A sequel is possible,m though i think a full remake would be out of the question for squeenix.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    So whatever it is is headed west? Thats good to know, assuming he is a us translator.

    • He is a freelance translator who worked on the first game. And regarding the iOS version, that is almost certainly headed to the U.S., just like all of Square’s other major iOS ports.

  • – Square-Enix used Esuna.
    – Fan is no longer affected by Beserk and Confu.

    • sd28

      but what if the fans class is berserker 

      • Then Esuna is innefective and it will still be mad, do not reason with a Beserk class!

        • sd28

          sounds exactly like most gamers then

  • WingsOfEternity

    Square Enix, those zetta sons of digits…

  • Paradox me

    Companies really should just avoid using teaser sites in the future. Their intent may be to tease, but all they really do is open the floodgates for speculation based on wishful thinking. 

    The moment fans are roused from their idyllic daydream they have the gall to spout venom and place blame on companies, as if their own unchecked imaginations aren’t to blame for jumping to conclusions and generating massive amounts of hype from those assumptions.

    • kevinposta

      That’s one of the dangers of using hype to promote your product: just how far will people speculate.

  • Dyne

    my heart over this
    news of a TWEWY countdown website: my love for them lives!!
    news it just for ios port: I think I die a bit inside my self from hearing this…
    news there maybe/there is more news: Are you trying to kill me or not!!!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    ┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ) *sit and wait* hype level 2  lets see what will happen

  • Jason Ryer

    Ios wont work well with this game this isnt a touch only game.

    • James Beatty

      Yeah, i don’t see the combination working well for this :/

  • XiaomuArisu

    After hype begins comes The dark hype…maybe the hype rises…

    • James Beatty

      Deshi basara basara basra deshi basra basara basara!

      • XiaomuArisu

         That song makes everything epic!

  • There had better be something more behind this countdown, or Square Enix is over for me.

    • James Beatty

      Same here. 

    • Kris

      But I always come crawling back. ;-;

  • Ayaka

    Starting to think this is how Square thinks to be marketing strategy.

    Versus XIII, hype, news about the game cancelled, more news about not being true.

    TWEWY, hype, news about the game being iOS port, more news about not being true.

    It’s like a “Good! -> Hype! -> Kill the hype -> Fans are mad -> Decide to reconsider everything they decided before to not disappoint the fanbase even more.” Interesting.

    • neogeno

      lol I’ve noticed this strategy. Angering fans is a dodgy way to hold attention/get hits/build hype. Problem is its effective.

    • Dylan Anantha

      That’s what Capcom tried as well. Backfired on them though.

  • sd28

    unless its a wiiu or 3ds sequel im not really interested

    • James Beatty

      I do think Wii U would do a proper sequel justice, but i think 3DS would be a better financial decision overall. Maybe both though, Wii U and 3DS versions like the lost planet anime spinoff that’s coming to both ps3 and 3DS. If so i would probably double dip and give SE ALL MY MONEY! If this is only and ios port then…well i’m done with SE :/

  • RmanX1000

    my confusion rises

  • TheRealMalek

    Calling i hear it, of square enix trolling with an ios announcement XD

  • Okay I’ll bite S-E, but you better deliver and not some PC social game next.

  • FFmax

    It better be something good Square, a lot of people are ready to riot over here lol.

    • Prinnydoom

      Indeed……..there shall be words. Bad one’s -______-

    • An early 2-

      Wait, jokes turn real nowadays (O__o)

  • rorschacht

    a version for vita would not hurt….

  • doemaaan

    well, whatever happens, I’m not expecting a sequel anymore..

  • RablaAndrews

    Still calling bull to this ‘Port’ thing, that was never said anywhere except by some people joking around on NeoGAF. Besides, it’s physically impossible to play TWEWY on a single touch screen.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Not really. They can split the display and create the same dual screen effect as on DS. Multitouch also allows you to control both at once.

      • Kevadu

         Thank you.  I don’t know why some people seem to have such a problem with this concept…it’s not hard to imagine at all.

      • then the screen will be too small if your using the iphone or itouch.. cant see the fun in that.. it might stressed my eyes :(

        • Solomon_Kano

          And I’m sure they’ve thought of that if they’re making an iPhone version.

  •  I adore the original game, and I’ll be getting the iOS version just because I love it so damn much. Still unsure how they’ll pull the game off in a smaller screen, as opposed to two screens which you’d need to play the game on the DS to begin with, but that’s something I’m sure they’ll show us pretty soon. I’d still prefer if they pulled an “overclocked” on this one and released it on the 3DS, but I can live with that.

    Now, if there’s more stuff to be announced, I really wish for a sequel. Preferably on the 3DS, keeping up the same style and gameplay elements the first had. It was just perfect. Innovative, fun, engaging, and a true revolution in the jrpg genre, that simply shouldn’t be forgotten.

    Keep the TWEWY flame alive SE!

  • gquain

     pFFF, call me a retard but i still dont think it’s a MERE iOS PORT.
    That’s not funny, doing the whole work of putting up a countdown for seven days just for a iOS port. There is more to that. There must be.
    Information leaked on some japanese website, maybe even intentional, that’s why i am not trusting it.
    heck, maybe they’ll even want to put up a counter next week for an android port?
    That was a joke but even this joke hurt me bad.

  • Nameless App 1989

    This may wind up being Famitsu’s surpise after all.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Having not played TWEWY, I was actually pretty happy with the iOS thing (since I’m hoping that means it’ll come to Android at some point as well, like SE’s other stuff).

    Watching all these people getting angry before we know everything is hilarious though. Hell, even if I had played it, this is ridiculous lol. People really need to chill. It’s a game.

    • Anesia Hunter

      couldn’t you just get a ds/ds lite/dsi/dsi xl/3ds/3ds xl and a copy of the ds version of the game and play it though?

      • MaruluGames

        I don´t want to pay 70 – 80 € for a DS game.

        • James Beatty

          It’s worth it. Also, you can get it for $20 on amazon

          • OK, time to rein it in. You can’t convince people to pay upward of 70 bucks for a console game, much less a DS game. Your blind Nintendo love really makes you say the most ridiculous things sometimes. 

      • Solomon_Kano

        Why would I buy a whole system to play one game as you suggest? I think I’ll stick with this version.

        • Anesia Hunter

           why stop at just that one game? there are mass ds games and since ds (and i think the ds lite as well) is not region locked there’s a mass amount of ds games and most of them you can buy for cheap now.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I’m aware that the DS has lots of games. Your suggestion of buying a system for a game as opposed to getting it in a format already available to me still just doesn’t really work, even if there are other games to be had.

            If a movie is released on Blu-ray and I choose to buy it that way, would you suggest I get it on VHS or DVD instead? Does it matter? I still intend to play the game, that should be enough.

    • Quinton Cunningham

      Not much of SE’s iOS library ever hit Android though. I remember Final Fantasy 1 & 3, Crystal Defenders and Dimensions, but that’s it. No Chrono Trigger, no Secret of Mana, no Chaos Rings…

      • Solomon_Kano

        With Dimensions and FF3 being two of the more recent titles to be on both, I’m expecting this will follow suit. It could certainly go the way of Chrono Trigger though.

    • Play TWEWY and you’ll understand why most of us went apesh!t at the tease man!

      • komiko12


        TWEWY is famous for a very good reason and the reaction of some fans here is quite understandable.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Doubtful. I’m certain the game is good from everything I’ve heard about it, but there’s never any sense in jumping the gun like that.

    • James Beatty

      The game is made to be played on the DS. I havent’ seen the iOS port, but i don’t see how they can make it work as well. Play it on the DS, it deserves to be played on it

      • Solomon_Kano

        Then I guess we’ll see how they can make it work once we’ve actually seen the game.

  • Elemiel

    Welp, time to get the party poppers back out then.

  • XypherCode

    My hype is back :))

  • Covnam

    I was expecting something like an iOS port, but hoping for more. Hopefully the news will turn out to be something better. A new remix cd is cool though.

  • Ace.Of Hearts♥

    *tries to wait patiently.. starts hyperventilating and fangirl spazzin* omg!! @blue_ice:disqus  there could still be some hope!!!! *fangirls*

    • Free tranquilliser 4 every1!!!

  • Guys calm/clam down. You guys can go RAAGGGEE if its turn out to be a iOS port when the countdown over. 

    Or do you need some tranquilliser???

  • Ispheria

    yo, i know nobody asked or nothing but was i was hoping for was like a 3DS remake or something, or sequal, where they get the 3D screen to work for them so that all the fighting takes place on the top screen and somehow split it so that you see 1 character with 1 eye and other with another. not sure how that would work, but still. 

  • LaserVision

    No matter what they announce, Square Enix has already given me what I think is the perfect Nintendo DS game. Whatever they do now won’t ever take that away.

    What I don’t understand is people actually being upset if there isn’t a sequel. 

    Guys, part of growing up means learning that you can’t always get more of the stuff you really like. I don’t need a sequel to every damn game, movie or book I enjoy.

    • Iris Miracle

      I kinda agree with you on that. Cause it would really sucks if the sequel is bad. It would totally ruin my image of our perfect game:”The World Ends With You”. Cheers! (>x<)

    • James Beatty

      The game is one of my all time favorite games. I love it, and i would want to play more in that world. Even if the sequel doesn’t live to expectations I would like to see it anyways. 

  • Fryxell

    I don’t know what to believe in anymore. D:

  • hadjimurad

    TWEWY: Dwight Howard Edition

  • Maumac77

    Yes there is more to it!!!…… They forgot to mention the Android version :p

  • natchu96

    Well, at least they aren’t complete idiots anymore.

    Was gonna wait anyway.

  • Go2hell66

    too scared to get my hopes up now, don’t think i can handle getting trolled twice

  • natchu96

    Right now, the music is basically a soundtrack montage. Oddly enough, the Twister lyrics are the english ones . . .

    • Dyne

       maybe they like the english lyrics more? the Japanese do like them more some times.

  • Well, we’re two hours short of knowing for sure what the website will reveal…I already have the page opened up while I play something. Trying not to get my hopes up, but hey, it’s TWEWY related, so it’s automatically great.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Odd. I have it open and it says 1 day and 5 hours.

      •  My bad, I came here to edit my post :x I forgot that day 0 also has a 24hr countdown, which started not long ago (I’m guessing the countdown adjusts to your timezone? Which means we should know this before the countdown stops in most countries, knowing Japan gets to know earlier).

        Anyway, sorry bout that!

        • Solomon_Kano

          Ah. Yea, after I saw that, I figured it probably goes by timezone. Good thing I check Andriasang, so I won’t need to wait til the countdown is up for me.

          • Yeah, same here. This, andriasang and gematsu are my gaming news websites I always check on a daily basis (I go by FaithlessMr on the other two websites, I have my real name here coz I linked my twitter account, which I shouldn’t have in the first place but oh well). The reveal should happen tomorrow at 4pm in my time.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Ah, I’ve never been to Gematsu, but I go by Balthier on Andriasang. I rarely comment though, since a lot of the more recent people commenting there are kinda ridiculous.

          •  (In reply to your other comment which I can’t reply to) Yeah, that community is atrocious now, and that’s exactly why I stopped posting there altogether. It gets worse and worse as days go by, I avoid reading the comments altogether so to not feel the urge to insult someone, lol.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Same. It’s difficult to find anything thoughtful posted there lol. In the TWEWY Solo Remix article you had the only positive comment, everybody else was raging.

  • herolove

    Lol the timer goes after your computers clock.
    I changed my timezone to +13 and the timer went to 0.
    But no announcement we probubly hawe to wait 3 h untill its 0 in japan.

    • Detrimont

      it all makes sense now

  • inuyasha_kagome_moyo

    I’ve changed my laptop clock to the Tokyo timezone and there’s an hour and a half left. Still hopefully that it’s something better than an iOS port (though I could see how an iOS port would work and wouldn’t be too bothered if that’s all the countdown was for (just a little disappointed really)) but either way I just enjoy listening to the mashed-up TWEWY music. :)

  • herolove

    Its up now and it seams to be the ios port.

    • Yeah, nothing more other than that. Wonder if something more will be announced after this?

      EDIT: Wait…the game goes on sale on August 27? That’s…tomorrow? (Well, today in Japan) That was fast!

      EDIT 2: Nope, you control your character AND your game partner on the same screen. And they’re adding some new stuff. I won’t lie, this looks awesome. I’d still prefer this to be playable on the 3DS, I think the iPhone/iPod tiny screen will get messy, but, nice! Won’t be a problem with the iPad tho.

      Solo edition…which means no top screen controls perhaps? Well, that solves the whole “one screen only” problem, but it still takes away one of the best aspects of the original…still getting it eventually out of sheer fanboyism :3

    • Wow, its looking better on the iOS.

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    that brian gray did succesfully troll a lot of us, didn’t he? its surprising the lack of respect SE showed to us with that move.

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