Well there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Square Enix's countdown site hit zero last night and revealed what we all already knew was coming; an iOS port of the DS game, The World Ends With You. While I know I'm not alone in breathing a heavy sigh and wanting to cry myself to sleep, there is some positive news to be had. Maybe.
The World Ends With You: Solo Remix actually appears to be more than just some slapdash port. The battle system has seen a major re-haul that allows for both characters to be controlled on the same screen. Your partner is now treated like a pin of sorts. I was concerned that SE was going to try and squeeze the dual screen battle system into the game, so it's a pleasant surprise that they put more effort into make the game work on the iOS platform.
The visuals have also seen a massive upgrade as well, which I'm admittedly quite the fan of. Takeharu Ishimoto returned to compose new music for the game, which should be good news to everybody who's been jamming to 3 minutes clapping for the last five years. In fact, the soundtrack has a whopping 60 songs. There are some other pretty big changes as well, so be sure to check out the official site to see what's up.
The only problem? The game is $18.00 for the iPhone version and $20.00 for the iPad version. Why is this not a universal app? Why the hell is it so damn expensive?
I want to believe that SE put so much effort into this port because they're trying to raise brand awareness. Somewhere deep inside my heart, I'm hoping that next month's Tokyo Game Show brings news of a TWEWY2.
Check out the trailer for Solo Remix below and sound off if you're planning on biting!