If you’re a fan of RPG’s who owns a Nintendo DS, you’ve (hopefully) played The World Ends with You before. Featuring character designs from Tetsuya Nomura, the Jupiter-developed RPG featured an enthralling story and a unique combat system. Despite being well-received both critically and commercially, little has been said about a sequel since the game’s release in 2007. However, such a title may finally be on its way.
Square Enix has created a website featuring a countdown that is set to end in roughly seven days. However, the countdown itself uses the same font used in The World Ends with You for the characters’ hand-embedded timers, and in the background of the site, a silhouette of the game’s 104 building can be seen. In addition, fast forwarding a computer’s clock by three days and accessing the site results in a remix (seen below) of Calling and Twister – two songs from The World Ends with You‘s soundtrack – being played. What solidifies this as specifically being a The World Ends with You project is the website’s URL– it ends with “subaseka,” which is an abbreviation of the game’s Japanese title, Subarishiki Kono Sekai.
Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that a sequel is on its way; it could be countdown teasing an album of remixes from the game, or something entirely different. However, with numerous appearances from The World Ends with You‘s cast in the recently-released Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, and the former game’s character designer Tetsuya Nomura stating that Square Enix is working on something related to the game, it would hardly be surprising if a sequel is announced. Regardless, the project’s identity should be revealed within the next week.