A few weeks ago we mentioned Square-Enix trademarked “The World Ends With You” and how it might be related to Subarashiki Kono Sekai (It’s a Wonderful World). Actually, it’s not might any more. The World Ends With You is the official international title for Subarashiki Kono Sekai. Square-Enix plans to bring it out in Europe in spring 2008 and it looks like it has extra features like Nintendo Wi-Fi support. A snippet from the press release mentions, “Shop till you drop! Keep abreast of the latest Trends to stay one step ahead of the fashion scene and your enemies. Trade items with friends using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection too.” I don’t recall the Japanese release taking advantage of Nintendo Wi-Fi or a chance encounter / casual data sharing feature that reminds me of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker.
Hey Roli, you thoroughly played through the Japanese release. Care to enlighten me and everyone else if the feature list is different?
Update: Rolando mentions that the features are the same. I could have sworn Wi-Fi was brand new though!
About THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU
The story begins as our hero, Neku, wakes up amidst the hustle and bustle of Shibuya, Tokyo. Confused and disoriented, he receives a message on his phone warning him that he will cease to exist unless he completes a certain mission. With his life seemingly on the line, Neku plunges into the back streets of the urban labyrinth…
– Experience the urban grit and neon of the coolest district in Tokyo with a distinctive, high quality style of in-game artwork
– Meet an achingly hip cast of characters each with an interesting personality and stylish sense in fashion, music and culture
– Highly innovative and intuitive combat system that makes full use of the Nintendo DS Touch Screen, Dual Screens and Microphone like no other game before it!
– Use fantastic psychic powers to read the thoughts of the population, put words into people’s minds, and move objects to help you progress in your adventure!
– Immerse yourself in an amazing audio soundtrack featuring a diverse fusion of bleeding-edge hip-hop, rock, and techno
– A tale of friendship, hope and overcoming your challenges, creatively told with a modern edge
– Shop till you drop! Keep abreast of the latest Trends to stay one step ahead of the fashion scene and your enemies. Trade items with friends using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection too
– Action-packed minigame fun that can be enjoyed by up to four players via DS Wireless Play!
– Engage the Chance Encounter mode via DS Wireless Play to share data with fellow game users you bump into in the real world