Square Enix brings ‘The World Ends With You’ to Android, one of the better (and more expensive) RPGs on Google Play


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With all of last week devoted almost entirely to covering Google I/O and the developments therein, it’s easy to see how a few, non-IO things could have slipped through the cracks. Take Square Enix’s latest title to hit the Play Store: The World Ends With You.

Portable gaming enthusiasts will no doubt remember this as one of the better — and more unique — takes on the RPG genre when it debuted on the Nintendo DS back in 2008. Since then, the game has gotten a facelift courtesy of flashy new HD befitting of our modern mobile devices. Although it’s a bit pricey at $18, the game has already garnered 90 out of 114 5-star reviews on Google Play, with the original Nintendo DS version receiving 78% 5-star rating on Amazon (where it still retails for $34).

Now, we’re not saying this game is for everyone.  We’re sure its steep price tag has already sent more than a few of you reaching for the door — but Square Enix fans should know what they’re getting. There’s no question The World Ends With You is a solid entry to the RPG genre, one that is severely lacking on our Android devices. You can find links to this wonderful game below where, if nothing else, you can bookmark it for the next time you come across a Google Play gift card.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. How about you bring me killer instinct and I’ll be a happy dude! Lol

    1. Except that it (your post) has nothing to do with Square Enix since they did not make nor produce it.

    2. If KI makes it to mobile, it’ll be a Windows Phone exclusive since MS owns the rights to the franchise.

  2. I couldn’t really get into it on the DS. Hows the battle change working out since there aren’t 2 screen?

    1. I was kinda wondering the same. Looks like with all the added screen real estate, they’ve stuck both characters on the same screen. Was waiting to pull the trigger on this as I just purchased Dragons Quest VIII for like $20. Ha

      1. It has a very unique take on it. Because it’s only one screen, Neku is the main person you control with pins. His partners, however, are controlled via actions you do. To summon Shiki, tap an enemy. Joshua, move your finger down the screen. Beat, hold your finger on a spot. You can control both at the same time as well. Your partner is used as a pin, so they also have to reload. The Light Puck is replaced with percentage whenever both you and your partner attack together. Other than that, it plays just like the DS version :).

  3. I may play it here. Hated the system on 3ds. I hear it’s better on mobile

  4. Eh, dunno if I’ll double-dip (probably won’t) as I’ve already beaten it on DS. Good game, but losing a whole screen? Hmmm…

  5. Good game, GREAT soundtrack. Might be tempted to play it on my phone, but still not sure. That’s a lot of scratch for a game I’e already beaten a few times on the DS and still own.

  6. Phenomenal game for the genre. I’ve been hoping for a sequel. I still own the DS version for my 3DS so there’s no incentive for me.

  7. Let me know when it hits <$5 =/

  8. Here you have a Gameplay Video of The World Ends With You

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  10. I can’t justify that price. $22 at GameStop.

  11. If they implement the same system as on DS say goodbye to your epidermis to whoever play this game on android.

  12. Square Enix have the most expensive games, Heck Demons’ Score is still $20 after all.

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