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Restrained excitement for The World Ends With You sequel hints

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Square Enix has posted a new countdown site, and numerous clues on the page — its Japanese title, its music, its typeface, Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi’s involvement, etc. — point toward a follow-up to cherished Nintendo DS RPG The World Ends With You.

Before you break out the celebratory GIFs, we still don’t know if this will be a handheld/console release, a mobile-only affair, or what. Perhaps it’s a collectible card game for Japanese arcades, who knows. Or maybe it’s everything you ever dreamed during those lonely years when all hope for a sequel seemed lost, and the only way you could fall asleep was by imagining Neku spooning you.

Buy: The World Ends With You
See also: More The World Ends With You news

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Theatrhythm Persona 4 illustrations by Satake. I totally missed out on Persona 4 when it released for PlayStation 2, but after hearing so many great things about it, I’m definitely picking up the PS Vita port that releases this fall.

Buy: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Persona 4 Golden
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Theatrhythm Final Fantasy news, media
[Via Satake]

I wish this was a real thing SO HARD.

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English Theatrhythm Final Fantasy screenshots demonstrate how character progression and skills will work for your heroes — there’s more to this 3DS title than just DJ Max Technika-style rhythm gameplay, after all.

Square Enix explains that different characters and skills will give advantages in the various stage types:

  • Characters with high Strength or Magic skills can more easily defeat monsters in battle;
  • Characters with high Agility can travel greater distances in the field with an increased chance of finding treasures.
  • Characters with high Luck have greater odds of finding rare items and can avoid taking damage more easily.
Even though they’re crammed with data, these are the most attractive menu screens I’ve seen for a 3DS game. 
Preorder: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (free stylus!)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Theatrhythm Final Fantasy news, media
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I cannot wait for this game.

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More evidence that Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will be one of the best looking 3DS games when it releases in Japan later this year, and eventually in the West I hope.

As for that strange title, apparently scenario writer Naotaka Hayashi (Steins;Gate) explained the name to Famitsu, and the meaning behind it is quite literal: “Have courage and renounce the promises and responsibilities that are expected of you.”

Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Pearl Pink, Black, & Blue)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Bravely Default media/news
[Via FF-XV, Andriasang]

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Limited edition Kingdom Hearts 3DS hitting Japan with Dream Drop Distance in March (click for larger image).
It looks a lot like the patterned Kingdom Hearts DSi released in Japan back in 2009, but the system’s glossy finish and the magenta crown give it a lot more “pop.” I would actually  consider buying this — if I was a dude resigned to buying all the expensive Kingdom Hearts junk out there, and if the console weren’t region-locked.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Kingdom Hearts 3D

Why are you region-locked, 3DS? I’d definitely consider buying this otherwise.
I may eventually anyway, since all the Japanese 3DS games I’m actually interested in appear to not be getting released over here…
:(

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Limited edition Kingdom Hearts 3DS hitting Japan with Dream Drop Distance in March (click for larger image).

It looks a lot like the patterned Kingdom Hearts DSi released in Japan back in 2009, but the system’s glossy finish and the magenta crown give it a lot more “pop.” I would actually  consider buying this — if I was a dude resigned to buying all the expensive Kingdom Hearts junk out there, and if the console weren’t region-locked.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More Kingdom Hearts 3D

Why are you region-locked, 3DS? I’d definitely consider buying this otherwise.

I may eventually anyway, since all the Japanese 3DS games I’m actually interested in appear to not be getting released over here…

:(

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Eight minutes of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Along with Neku from The World Ends with You, you’ll see the game’s Pinnochio, The Three Musketeers, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Tron: Legacy scenes. There’s some silly AR stuff, too (04:00).

This hits Japan in March 2012. Square Enix hasn’t announced a U.S. release date for the game — or any of its 3DS titles (not counting Bust-a-Move Universe) — yet.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More Kingdom Hearts 3D

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Neku Sakuraba appearing alongside Sora in Kingdom Hearts 3D (Dream Drop Distance). Though Square Enix has yet to answer fans’ prayers and put out a sequel to The World Ends With You, it has plopped the DS RPG’s hero into the next Kingdom Hearts game, according to a demo shown at Tokyo Game Show.
1UP’s Jeremy Parish posted impressions of the demo:

“Neku appears as a guest character in Sora’s side of the TGS demo — though not a playable guest. Both Neku and his rival/friend/frienemy Riku team up with captured dream-monsters this time around rather than fighting alongside licensed characters. Neku’s role is more that of the Disney-world guests from previous games.
He shows up, reveals that he’s caught in a “game,” leaving him 43 minutes to win or die. Naturally, he asks Sora to be his partner but ultimately decides the tousle-haired protagonist is ‘a weird guy’ and takes off. Sora follows, riding rails in pursuit of Neku, but quickly encounters a boss battle set in a cul-de-sac of Traverse Town.”

Hoping to see Neku/Sora fanart versions of this now.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
[Image via @superphi]

Neku ultimately decides Sora is “a weird guy”. This cracks me up.

tinycartridge:

Neku Sakuraba appearing alongside Sora in Kingdom Hearts 3D (Dream Drop Distance). Though Square Enix has yet to answer fans’ prayers and put out a sequel to The World Ends With You, it has plopped the DS RPG’s hero into the next Kingdom Hearts game, according to a demo shown at Tokyo Game Show.

1UP’s Jeremy Parish posted impressions of the demo:

“Neku appears as a guest character in Sora’s side of the TGS demo — though not a playable guest. Both Neku and his rival/friend/frienemy Riku team up with captured dream-monsters this time around rather than fighting alongside licensed characters. Neku’s role is more that of the Disney-world guests from previous games.

He shows up, reveals that he’s caught in a “game,” leaving him 43 minutes to win or die. Naturally, he asks Sora to be his partner but ultimately decides the tousle-haired protagonist is ‘a weird guy’ and takes off. Sora follows, riding rails in pursuit of Neku, but quickly encounters a boss battle set in a cul-de-sac of Traverse Town.”

Hoping to see Neku/Sora fanart versions of this now.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

[Image via @superphi]

Neku ultimately decides Sora is “a weird guy”. This cracks me up.

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