The World Ends With You Live Remix Will Have Playable Beat And Joshua

By Spencer . November 5, 2012 . 1:33am

l_50972695df293 Square Enix is working on a social game based on The World Ends With You. Tatsuya Kando, director of the Nintendo DS game and iOS remix, is also the director of The World Ends With You Live Remix. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy producer Ichiro Hazama is the producer and Hiroyuki Ito is the co-director.


Kando explained to Famitsu the concept for The World Ends With You Live Remix started off as a part of the iOS version, The World Ends With You Solo Remix. He wanted to have a social component to it which expanded from a separate mode to its own game. The original design was a treasure hunt and Onigokko game set in Shibuya. The final design is more like The World Ends With You.


The World Ends With You Live Remix takes place in a parallel world and Kando says the setting is the same so think of it like the "Another Day" from the DS game. Instead of going off in pairs, the Reaper’s Game in The World Ends With You Live Remix puts players in a team of 20 people. Your goal is to find and defeat the "Noise Source" before the week is up. Ito says players should split up and explore Shibuya and Kando explains you can find clues in each area. These clues can be shared on a team bulletin board.


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The team also talked about future pans for The World Ends With You Live Remix. Other characters like Joshua and Beat will be playable in the future. When the game launches, you can use Neku and up to four pins. You have decks of pins you can switch between. The World Ends With You Live Remix will also have events with well known Reapers like Uzuki Yashiro and Koki Kariya. When Famitsu asked about Sho Minamimoto Ito laughed and said we should see him someday.


The World Ends With You Live Remix has a new character named Koko Atarashi, a Reaper that also acts as a navigator. Kando said she is not the character seen in the secret ending from The World Ends With You Solo Remix.


The World Ends With You Live Remix is scheduled to come out on Android and iOS this winter.

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  • Barrylocke89

    “Kando said she is not the character seen in the secret ending from The World Ends With You Solo Remix.”
    I figured that was a given since they look WAY different. Still, does that mean I should hop back on the hype train…again?


  • Playable Joshua and Beat?? Cool.

    So its Another Another Day. Lol.

  • RablaAndrews

    If this doesn’t get localised after the beta phase Japan is in at the moment, I’m going to murder someone.

    Then go into the Reapers Game and murder them again.

    I mean seriously guys, we westerners have GREE too. Why don’t you use it?

    • We have GREE? Woah, I’m behind on everything. (I just found out we had Mobage last week.)
      I agree with you though, we REALLY need this. No excuses.

  • Herok♞

    I actually like the concept behind this idea… to bad I will never get a chance to play it and I think it would be cooler if they had let us make our own character to do all this stuff and then given us a play style from one of the 4 main characters.

  • Göran Isacson

    I wonder if the different playable characters mean that you can’t swap out your pins, but that each character has a limited number of pins that are unique to them and them alone. Also, I wonder if there’s actually going to be a story here considering they include people like Kariya and Uzuki, or if they’re just going to be big bad bosses.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    kool~ yay

  • Tien Ron

    i wonder when rhyme will be playable i still don’t know what she uses in battle  

    • komiko12

      Dunno. Probably something music related.

  • natchu96

    Let’s hope Joshua can get back to being useful.

    That is one cheerful Reaper. You gotta wonder how bad this situation is if a Reaper decides to help us, of all people. Unless Josh bribed her. 

  • No Shiki? BOO!

    • Phantom R

      I agree! Shiki ftw, she must be a playable!

  • Maia Kasoya

    It would never be The World Ends With You without Minamimoto.

  • elppakcuf

    i remember having been excited of anything twewy like mad cuz i’m a huge fan, and after that scumbag bullshit iOS version i hardly ever want to click on any twewy news or want to have any connection with the series now, mobile social game? look at a huge fan all “caring” deeply  -_-
    SE, crushing dreams since…?

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