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Tetsuya Nomura Apologizes, Thanks Neo The World Ends With You Fans in Heartwarming Tweet, Shares Mikagi Artwork

NEO TWEWY - New message from Tetsuya Nomura translated

By Iyane Agossah

July 30, 2021

Soon after the release of Neo The World Ends With You, creative producer and character designer Tetsuya Nomura shared a very special message for fans, alongside a new artwork of Mikagi.

Over on Twitter, Tetsuya Nomura acknowledged fans who played the original The World Ends With you, on Nintendo DS, thanking them for the support all these years.

Initially titled Subarashiki Kono Sekai It’s a Wonderful World, the JRPG with a banging OST was first launched on July 26, 2007. The sequel, Shin Subarashiki Kono Sekai, named Neo: The World Ends With You outside Japan, was launched exactly 14 years later, on July 26, 2021, on PS4 and Switch.

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Neo TWEWY – Message from Tetsuya Nomura translated, special Mikagi artwork

Tetsuya Nomura: “I’ve made you all wait for a very long time. It’s been exactly 14 years, and today, Neo: The World Ends With You is finally on sale. The final trailer we released showcases both characters returning from the first game, the Twisters, and the mysterious Mikagi voiced by Seiya Konishi. I hope you will all enjoy the Reaper’s Game”.

This message was shared exclusively on the Japanese Twitter of TWEWY.

Neo: The World Ends With You is a great sequel from what I’ve seen of it so far. The battle system especially is a particularly pleasant surprise. Kinda feeling like what-if Valkyrie Profile had a 3D battle system game. Seeing each character or badge is on separate buttons.

Neo The World Ends With You will launch on PC via Epic Games Store later this summer – Tetsuya Nomura is working on several games at Square Enix too, including Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin. Last but not least, note that Square Enix also published an interview focusing on the character designs of Neo: TWEWY. Stay tuned as we might bring you a summary soon.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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