This morning, Square Enix announced that, on November 26th, they will be holding a live concert based on the game at the Shibuya O-West concert hall in Shibuya, Tokyo. Composer, Takeharu Ishimoto, who made the announcement, has confirmed he will be present. Further details will be announced at a later date.
This live event will also have another purpose: it will serve as the third stage of an ongoing audition for a vocalist, who will be given the opportunity to participate in a future Square Enix game that Ishimoto is involved in.
Stage 1 involved recording a cover for a song from The World Ends With You . Stage 2 involves a video performance, with the video being published on the net, and viewers being allowed to comment on it. The third and final screening will take place at the live event.
Additionally, Square Enix have also announced a release date for the upcoming The World Ends With You -Crossover- soundtrack album. It will be released on October 10th in Japan for 1,890 yen.
These events are part of an ongoing push for The World Ends With You by Square. It began when characters from the series made guest appearances in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for the Nintendo 3DS, with creator, Tetsuya Nomura, indicating that Square were thinking of the series’ future.
Then, late last month, Square Enix ported The World Ends With You to iOS platforms as The World Ends With You: Solo Remix. This version of the game included a teaser at the very end that hinted at what was possibly a new project.
Shortly after the release of Solo Remix, the original game’s director, Tatsuya Kando, shared that he is working on other projects related to the series as well.
Update: Audition details added.