A follow-up to the surprise DS cult hit, the World Ends With You, may be just around the corner, according to a teaser site opened by Square-Enix.
Tetsuya Nomura, co-creator of the World Ends With You, has been hinting at the possibility of a sequel for months. When characters from The World Ends With You appeared in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance on the Nintendo 3DS it raised questions if Square-Enix was still interested in releasing a spin-off or sequel.
“Regarding The World Ends With You,” said Nomura in an interview with Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream last April, “I can’t say anything at present… But there probably is something.” In the same interview he also said the inclusion of characters from The World Ends With You in the recent 3DS Kingdom Hearts game was “out of consideration of the future of The World Ends With You series.”
Last week Square-Enix opened a teaser site titled “subaseka”, which is likely a shortened form of the Japanese version of the games name, Subarashiki Kono Sekai. The site features a countdown timer that resembles the timer used in the game on the hands of the players taking part in the “reaper’s game.” Each day the music playing on the site adds an extra layer and the view of a stylized skyline is relieved more, likely leading up to a full reveal at the end of the 7th day (relevant because the reaper’s game also took place over the course of 7 days). It has become clear at the time of this writing that the evolving song on the site is a remixed version of Calling, the main theme from the World Ends With You.
Whether this is a new game (and if it is, what platform it will be on) is yet unclear. But it seems that Square-Enix will be making an announcement in a few days, so stay tuned. The teaser site in question can be found here.