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Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: STYLISHLY GREAT :: Read Our Full Review >>

Controversially priced, The World Ends With You: Solo Remix deserves to be remembered for being one of the best JRPGs out there rather than its high price point.

What's New

"VERSION 1.2.0
- iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c support added.
- Twitter integration removed due to specification changes."

App Description

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We have confirmed a bug that prevents this game from running properly on iOS 8, and are currently investigating the matter. We humbly ask for your patience and understanding until the issue is resolved.

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SUPPORTED DEVICES
iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and 5th generation iPod touch (excluding 16 GB models).
iOS 4.3 or later is required.

Square Enix's fresh-faced hit The New York Times called “one of the best role playing games ever designed for anything” has busted onto iOS in a big way, with a slick and addictive new combat system, eye-popping HD art, and (of course) plenty of zetta awesome reasons for longtime fans to double dip.

Arm yourself with psychic superpowers and battle your way through a 7-day gauntlet of action: the Reaper’s Game.

THE SETUP
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Welcome to Shibuya, a mishmash of attitudes and styles in the heart of Tokyo.

A boy named Neku wakes up in a crowded intersection, alone and unaware of how he got there. Then, he receives a weird text: “Clear this mission...or face erasure.” With that, Neku is thrust into a life-or-death Game that sends him scrambling down streets paved with one riddle after another...

What is the Reaper’s Game? Why is Neku a Player, and what is he playing for? Will the Game really end if he survives all 7 days? Another mystery is always around the corner.

THE PAYOFF
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- Intuitive, addictive combat with a twist
Activate your combat abilities, or “psychs,” with simple touch commands like tapping, slashing, and dragging. Comfy with that? Control Neku and his Game partner on the same screen and take the combat up a notch. Like loot? Boost your item drops in battle with the revamped Fusion system.

- Deep replay value
Finish the main story to unlock a hilarious bonus chapter, more quests and items to find, new combat challenges, and secret reports that flesh out the story even more.

- Explore a living, breathing city
Neku’s sprawling world is based on the real-life Shibuya in Tokyo. Visit real locations and absorb some real Japanese culture through a hip fantasy lens.

- Redrawn art and Retina display support
Enjoy the game in full HD on your Retina-enabled iPhone 4 or later device. Art and animation across the game has been redrawn just for this release, making combat a beautiful experience. This is how all 2D classics should look.

- The ultimate soundtrack: 60 songs
Composer Takeharu Ishimoto’s complete, sonically sublime soundtrack is included right in the game with high-quality audio and full vocals, including remixes and new songs.

THE VERDICT
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Praise for the original The World Ends with You:

“Compelling and immaculately presented...from start to finish” – Gamespot

“Nails just about everything it tries – and it tries quite a lot” – IGN AU

“Full of mysteries and surprises, interesting characters” – The New York Times

“A compelling risk/reward system that...amply blesses the daring” – 1UP

“Ice-cool artwork...impossibly catchy soundtrack” – Eurogamer

“Games rarely have things this interesting to say” – G4TV

DS Best RPG/Best Story/Best New IP and DS Game of the Year – IGN

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

November 11, 2013 New version 1.2.0
December 21, 2012 Price Decrease: $17.99 -> $12.99
December 21, 2012 New version 1.1.0
August 27, 2012 Initial Release

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