Monday, June 27

World Ends With You Producer Says More Games Rely On Fan Demand

After revealing that Square Enix felt that Neo: The world ends with you sold out disappointingly, Nintendo Life now reports that the producer wants fans to show their support if they want to see more games in the series.

Speaking to Nintendo Life, producer Tomohiko Hirano says nothing has been decided about the future of the series, and that fan support could be the turning point:

Frankly speaking, nothing has been decided in terms of an upcoming installment. However, as a game based on a real city, there are still a lot of areas that we haven’t been able to bring games to life yet, so a part of me wants to figure that out somehow. If players share their passion for the game with us, our company may decide to let us make a sequel! “

The series director, Tatsuya Kando, echoed this sentiment and asked fans to submit their “thoughts and emotions” for another entry. For one thing, it’s easy to sympathize with developers, as it’s always tough when your game doesn’t sell well enough. But the original game gained a cult following over the years, and it’s only thanks to this phenomenon that we finally got a sequel in what was something of a miracle in the game’s development. Also, by all accounts, Neo: The World Ends With You is a very different beast, albeit a very good one, so of course fans will respond differently to the game.

The World Ends With You hasn’t been heard from since its initial release in 2007, aside from some crossovers with Kingdom Hearts and a handful of ports. It was a surprise that a sequel was finally announced late last year. And while sales may have been disappointing for the publisher, a PC port was still released in September.

Neo: The World Ends With You is available now for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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