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NEO: The World Ends With You Hints at the Return of Another Old Friend

We’ve already seen trailers for NEO: The World Ends With You confirming that sure characters from the unique sport are returning, with each numbers-obsessed Minamimoto and former reaper Kariya stepping again into the Reaper’s Game for the sequel. But a brand new press launch for the upcoming sport appears to point that one other character could also be making a cameo, or at least is enjoying a job in the background of Shibuya in NEO.
Spoiler Warning: The following incorporates spoilers for the finish of the unique The World Ends With You. Read on previous the video at your personal threat (don’t fret, the video itself is protected).At the finish of The World Ends With You, one of your companions, Shiki manages to flee the Reaper’s Game together with Neku and the relaxation of his buddies. Though we by no means study her destiny after the crew meets up, a lot of her arc in the sport was targeted round her friendship along with her pal Eri, a proficient designer. Shiki is an adept seamstress and is ready to make the garments Eri designs, and even made “Mr. Mew,” a stuffed cat she carries round in Shibuya and who aids her in battle.

We’ve seen Mr. Mew reappear already in the arms of Tsugumi, a younger girl who’s been teased a number of instances for NEO: The World Ends With You, although it is by no means been defined why she has Mr. Mew. However, a slide presentation about NEO: The World Ends With You despatched out to media as we speak reveals that Tsugumi’s Mr. Mew could maintain solutions to Shiki’s final destiny.

“The stuffed animal she carries resembles the mascot of Gatto Nero, a brand new model that is all the rage in Shibuya — however her plush pal apparently predates the institution of mentioned model.”

There are two clues on this excerpt about Shiki: the first is in Gatto Nero, the model Mr. Mew is a mascot for. This implies that Shiki and Eri probably went into enterprise collectively and began their very own model, Gatto Nero, and will make an look tied into that model’s existence in Shibuya. The second is a little more cryptic — if Tsugumi’s Mr. Mew predates Gatto Nero, then is it the unique Mr. Mew? If so, it begs the query of how Tsugumi obtained him, as Shiki appears unlikely to have given him up simply. Either approach, it lends extra credence to the concept that she could reappear in NEO.

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NEO The World Ends With You Food and Fashion Screenshots

The slideshow features a quantity of different new particulars about NEO: The World Ends With You, akin to a brand new kind of mission in the Reaper’s Game: Scramble Slams. In Scramble Slams, you will need to earn factors to win by both erasing Noise in an space, or by preventing rival workforce members to say an space for your self. Chaining Noise battles collectively can earn you much more factors.

We additionally get a more in-depth look at vogue and meals, which principally appear to work the identical as in The World Ends With You, although with a quantity of new manufacturers and kinds like Gatto Nero.

And lastly, the slideshow highlights the talents of one of your get together members: Fret. Fret has a psych known as “Remind,” which instigates a small puzzle sport to assist jog the reminiscence of whoever it’s used on. Though not highlighted in the presentation, the new trailer above exhibits that Nagi, your third get together member, additionally has a psych known as Dive.

NEO: The World Ends With You is out on July 27 for Nintendo Switch and PS4, with an Epic Games Store launch coming someday this summer time. Last month, we spoke with the game’s dev team about how with a fourteen 12 months hole between NEO and its predecessor, NEO will replicate these years of modifications to Shibuya, tradition, and gaming {hardware}.

Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You can discover her on Twitter @duckvalentine.

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