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The World Ends with You (Nintendo DS)

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Description

The World Ends With You is an action RPG that puts players in the role of Neku Sakuraba, a sullen loner of a teenager who wakes up to find himself in modern day Shibuya, Japan, with no memory of how he got there and a ticking clock in his hand that tells him to complete the mission - or face erasure.

Neku and his partner Shiki Misaki find themselves as "Players" in a game that lasts seven days. Each day, players are given various missions to perform for the "Reapers" within a certain time limit, or be erased from existence.

Players use collectible pins to amplify their combat powers against "The Noise", animal-like creatures which can corrupt the people and environment around them. Each pin is activated in a different manner, from tapping the touchscreen, making sweeping motions with the stylus, or even blowing into the DS microphone. Neku fights on the lower screen of the DS, while his partner fights on the upper screen. Their combat styles are different, but can be combined to form more powerful attacks.

Players can purchase clothing to increase the effectiveness of their attacks, and gain PP points to enhance their pin abilities. PP is usually gained through combat, but can also be gained by coming into wi-fi contact with another person's DS.

There is also a wi-fi mini-game called "Ten Pin Slammer", where players can use one pin at a time to knock the other players' pins off the game board.

Screenshots

The World Ends with You Nintendo DS The game's main menu
The World Ends with You Nintendo DS And the ending of the third
The World Ends with You Nintendo DS The pin menu. View info on all your pins, and equip pins on Neku.
The World Ends with You Nintendo DS The Shibuya district is really crowded...

Alternate Titles

  • "TWEWY" -- Informal name
  • "すばらしきこのせかい It's a Wonderful World" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

G4 TV: X-Play Apr 25, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone May 02, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
GameDaily May 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Good Game May 19, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gameswelt May 16, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine May, 2008 8.25 out of 10 82
JagoGame.com May 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
JeuxActu Apr 16, 2008 16 out of 20 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport May 14, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The World Ends with You appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Guy Chapman (1744) added The World Ends with You (Nintendo DS) on Jun 24, 2008