written in the stars
As you remember, back in October 2012 it was announced that Square Enix and GREE were teaming up to release a social mobile game for the sleeper hit, THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU. The GREE social title, THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU -LIVE Remix-, released that winter on iOS devices for fans across Japan to play and enjoy for free. Almost a half year later, THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU -LIVE Remix- will be available for download on Android devices for free in Japan on May 20th 2013!
In this social game you are teamed up with 20 people as you battle against other teams to earn points and pins, and defeat a Ringleader Noise in order to win that week's Game. At the end of seven days a team is declared victorious and earns more points! Coco, a Reaper who oversees the games, gives out handy tips to all of the players as the week passes.
Below are some new screenshots from THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU -LIVE Remix- which include gameplay, pin deck customization, and tutorials on how to play. For more information, visit the the Google Play online shop!
Thanks to Zephyr, we now have translations of the GameWatch article!
Brought to you by Square Enix and GREE, an Android version of The World Ends with You -LIVE Remix-, a smartphone action game, will be available May 20th. Concerning downloads, playing the game is free and buying additional items are optional. It supports models Android 2.2 or higher. The iOS version will be released in a few days.
The World Ends with You -LIVE Remix- is a social game version of the original DS action RPG, The World Ends with You, that was released in 2007. In The World Ends with You, you will be utilizing the touch screen during battle. The series is notably popular for its soundtrack and newly written songs are added.
In the game, you’ll proceed through seven days for each cycle. You will gain allies and you will be able to team up to 20 different people. Exploring the map, battling, competing scores against other teams, and such.
When you’ve made certain progress, you can check the “Reaper’s Box”. Contents in the “Reaper’s Box” are distributed by your scores and results daily.
There is an enemy named “Assault Noise” that randomly appears in the map and a “Boss Noise” that appears at the end of each map. The battles are initiated respectively.
In The World Ends with You, you will be using familiar pins and attacks are initiated by using the touch screen. Concerning the touch controls, you tap the screen to “tap”, press and hold to “hold”, flick the screen to “slash”, the controls may change depending on the type of situation.
The pins you equip can change the effects you have during battle. There are various types of pins and you will be able to edit your deck considering the pin’s attack, compatibility, and their effects. There is also a growth element to the pins. In “Reinforced Synthesis”, you can increase the level of your pin by combining it with another pin. In “Evolution Synthesis”, you can increase the level cap by synthesizing the same badges. Your strength will change accordingly to the badges you equip and this is primarily how you will progress through the game.