The World Ends With You Invades Kingdom Hearts

The World Ends With You Invades Kingdom Hearts

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Neku's new partner for the Reapers' Game has been known to consort with cartoon ducks.

Ever since Square Enix released its cult hit The World Ends With You in 2008, fans have been clamoring for more. Despite the game's less-than-stellar sales, Square Enix has responded to their pleas. In the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for the 3DS, series protagonist Sora will team up with TWEWY hero Neku to survive the deadly Reapers' Game.

The information comes by way of a new Kingdom Hearts 3D trailer at the Tokyo Games Show. The trailer shows a lone Sora searching for his friend Riku in series mainstay Traverse Town. Sora encounters Neku instead, and the two team up. Neku's appearance marks the first time in the series that a non-original, non-Disney, non-Final Fantasy character has shown up, much less joined the party.

Other information regarding Neku is scarce at this point, but expect to learn more as more Kingdom Hearts 3D coverage becomes available. The TWEWY IP had oodles of untapped potential - could Square Enix be gauging fan interest for a future game through their popular crossover series? Either way, gamers have thankfully not seen the last of Neku Sakuraba.

Source: Siliconera

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You're serious?

Oh my god, I can't wait to see how this turns out.

This is not entirely surprising, as the characters were already drawn by the Kindgom Hearts art team and it kinda resembles that game in some ways. Glad to see they're now including more characters into the franchise. Also, we'll see how Neku will play, in his TWEWY style, or traditional KH style.

Although, I noticed a little thing. It seems like Neku is still a DS exclusive, including the 3DS, unless there's plans to bring the game to the Vita or PS3 someday.

I am so pleasantly surprised by this, and even though he's probably making a simple Cameo, like most of the people who join your party in certain worlds, I now want to buy this game, and the system much more than I did when I woke up this morning.

Now, just promise me something else that's awesome and I'll pick up that 3DS in a jiffy.

Calumon: So he met himself in headphones? :S

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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I mean....No, I really don't mean anything else

Of course the obvious question is...

Will this mean the "No Right Answer" will argue over which one has the spikier hair?

Seriously...between the two of them and Cloud, Square-Enix's bill on virtual hair gel must be atrocious.

Sooooo, instead of a real Kingdom Hearts game, perhaps a THIRD one.....we get this?

Kinda disappointing, does this mean that the creators have no fucking clue where the storyline is going and that's why they are making fifty different side-stories?

With this brought up (non-such-and-such being in Kindgom Hearts) I wonder if we'll see any other Square Enix IP popping up into the KH series.

Musashi would fit in quite well, he shares a same design style and gameplay style.

Oh! Geno should totally make a cameo in the 3DS game. If people fangasm (which they will) maybe Square Enix would be tempted to let him into the next SSB game.

Wait... is this real? Am I being punk'd? Trolled? Or is this seriously happening?

My reaction:

...otherwise, I am speechless.

JaredXE:
Sooooo, instead of a real Kingdom Hearts game, perhaps a THIRD one.....we get this?

Kinda disappointing, does this mean that the creators have no fucking clue where the storyline is going and that's why they are making fifty different side-stories?

The creators can't do anything untill they finish Versus 13, since thats all they've been working on so far since KH2 was completed. The guys for story are available, but they have to wait for the gameplay team to finish up before they can even work on 3.

Anyways, back on topic:

Hopefully one of two things will happen: either this is also released for the Vita (unlikely, but then I'd actually have a system to play Dream/Drop/Distance on), or my friend doesn't sell his 3DS and lets me borrow it when this comes out.

Captcha: that giesaid. (Start Cranky Old Man Voice)That damn giesaid, I thought I told him to get off my lawn!(End Cranky Old Man Voice)

JaredXE:
Sooooo, instead of a real Kingdom Hearts game, perhaps a THIRD one.....we get this?

Kinda disappointing, does this mean that the creators have no fucking clue where the storyline is going and that's why they are making fifty different side-stories?

All the side stories interlock with the main story, BBS was needed to learn who Sora is going to save, Coded was needed to understand how the king knew those who were in trouble needed Sora's help. Otherwise Three Would introduce so many new characters in these locations without any explanation. Why

Three will come in it's time so just wait

OH MY GOODNESS! Now I have to get a 3DS. Wow, that was really surprising...

Awesome just doesn't justify this.

becuase instead of actually making a sequel to TWEWY, we'll just make more KH And not even KH3. No, you're going to make more backstory so you can keep putting off KH3 or set up for KH4 and KH5 so you can explain all the backstory you keep introducing.

*breaths*

well, at least its nice to not see the end of neku.

I would rather have an announcement of a sequel to TWEWY,

I admit this has sparked my interest in the 3DS, but I still wont be buying it until Nintendo comes out with the inevitable updated version.

Plus I'm way behind on the whole Kingdom Hearts Continuity thing. I played KH1, Chain of Memories and KH2, and I'm already confused.
Somehow I don't see the other games in the series clearing that up.

That sounds like it will be cool. I loved The World Ends With You and I love Kingdom Hearts. (Well the first one quite a bit, still like the others though.)

Still not enough to make me buy a 3DS though.

I'm as excited as anyone about this, but I'll admit, I'm a little apprehensive... If it had just been Riku and Sora in the game with Neku just being an NPC, or not even appearing at all, I would've been fine. But WEWY was a self-contained game. Sure, there were a FEW plot details left over, but there was a definite conclusion. Neku's story was over.

How many sequels to self-contained orginals using the same characters are as good as the first?

*shrugs* I guess we'll just have to wait and see...

huigho1215:

JaredXE:
Sooooo, instead of a real Kingdom Hearts game, perhaps a THIRD one.....we get this?

Kinda disappointing, does this mean that the creators have no fucking clue where the storyline is going and that's why they are making fifty different side-stories?

All the side stories interlock with the main story, BBS was needed to learn who Sora is going to save, Coded was needed to understand how the king knew those who were in trouble needed Sora's help. Otherwise Three Would introduce so many new characters in these locations without any explanation. Why

Three will come in it's time so just wait

And when it finally does, I will not leave my room until I've finished it.

On every difficulty.

100%.

Each time.

Wow this is so zetta awesome!

So wait would the awesome badges still be in the game?

This makes me happy.

Very happy.

And now we just need a real sequel, so I never have to leave the house. Ever.

EVER.

GIVE ME TWEWY2.

Damn it. I was hoping this would be an actual announcement for a console sequel to 2, not another handheld prequel that I can't play.

So... for the first time ever, I can actually use this picture:

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A sequel to TWEWY would have been nice, but I would be lying if I said I didn't get a fangasm when I heard about this. Love TWEWY to death, so seeing a character show up is just too awesome for words. As long as Neku acts like himself for the most part, then everything will be fine.

TWEWY and Kingdom Hearts coming together, even if its just as a cameo...

Its...just so beautiful...

Eclpsedragon:
I would rather have an announcement of a sequel to TWEWY,

I admit this has sparked my interest in the 3DS, but I still wont be buying it until Nintendo comes out with the inevitable updated version.

Plus I'm way behind on the whole Kingdom Hearts Continuity thing. I played KH1, Chain of Memories and KH2, and I'm already confused.
Somehow I don't see the other games in the series clearing that up.

Continuity

Birth by Sleep (KH 0) -> KH 1 -> Chain of Memories -> Days (In part, they apparently happen at the same time, but Days apparently ends where 2 starts) -> KH 2 -> Coded -> Dream Drop Distance

@huigho1215

How about, I don't know, simply not introduce 1 Million new Characters?

While BBS is a good Game, Terra, Aqua and Ven aren't necessary. Never needed them before, didn't need them now. Xion was equally pointless, added to make another Game. Master Xehanort? Come on, anybody who played 2 could figure out who this is without needing a extra story (where everyone is conviently stupid enough to do what he wants, when they met at the Keyblade Graveyard they should have just said ''You know, this guy says he needs this to happen here, how about we just f****** leave? Not like he can do anything without Ven.'').

Then there Naminč, I still haven't figured out how that is supposed to work. And now, not only is Xehanort coming back, but there is apparently going to be more then one of him...WTF!?

No, if you ask me, someone should have smacked Nomura at some point and yelled ''WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!? THIS DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!!!''

@TWEWY Fans

Characters in Kingdom Hearts, no matter if they are from another Game or not, are generally different Characters. This will not be some kind of continuation of that Games Story, it's more along the lines of a Cameo, the Character is changed for the World.

Zack wanted to be trained to be a Hero by Hercules Trainer (BBS)

Aerith isn't dead

Tifa may or may not actually exist...

Tidus and Wakka live on the Island with Sora and Riku...and Selphie from FF8 lives there too...and they are all Kids.

In the same Universe, we have Yuna, Rikku and Paine, who are as anyone should know also from the FF X. In Kingdom Hearts they're Fairies or something.

So, yeah, generally the Characters from other Games in Kingdom Hearts have litte-nothing to do with their original Universe.

Wait. In the past week, Ive read theyre remaking FFX. then this.

Is this some cruel trick to make me have a fangasm, or did I die and go to heaven?

ANSWER ME DAMNIT!!!

Well, nice to see Enix branching out to bring in characters from Different IP's. Although, i will say this much: Am i the only person who wants to see Caim from Drakengard in one of these games as an enemy/optional boss?

I mean, if you think about it, he's practically perfect: He likes to fight, he dislikes practically anyone in his way and has not so much fallen off the moral event Horizon as leaped into its depths with a running start and cackling madly. Granted, i realize he'd probably need to be toned down but...face it, if you needed an enemy/minor villain/optional boss for a KH game Caims more or less the perfect Candidate.

Haha!
I got in before this:

Anyway... Nerdgasm achieved! This along with a few other upcoming releases means I'm buying a 3DS as soon as the Christmas sales begin o.o

I squealed, got goosebumps for 30 minutes, squealed again and am now extremely happy~ ^^

Monoochrom:

Eclpsedragon:
I would rather have an announcement of a sequel to TWEWY,

I admit this has sparked my interest in the 3DS, but I still wont be buying it until Nintendo comes out with the inevitable updated version.

Plus I'm way behind on the whole Kingdom Hearts Continuity thing. I played KH1, Chain of Memories and KH2, and I'm already confused.
Somehow I don't see the other games in the series clearing that up.

Continuity

Birth by Sleep (KH 0) -> KH 1 -> Chain of Memories -> Days (In part, they apparently happen at the same time, but Days apparently ends where 2 starts) -> KH 2 -> Coded -> Dream Drop Distance

@huigho1215

How about, I don't know, simply not introduce 1 Million new Characters?

While BBS is a good Game, Terra, Aqua and Ven aren't necessary. Never needed them before, didn't need them now. Xion was equally pointless, added to make another Game. Master Xehanort? Come on, anybody who played 2 could figure out who this is without needing a extra story (where everyone is conviently stupid enough to do what he wants, when they met at the Keyblade Graveyard they should have just said ''You know, this guy says he needs this to happen here, how about we just f****** leave? Not like he can do anything without Ven.'').

Then there Naminč, I still haven't figured out how that is supposed to work. And now, not only is Xehanort coming back, but there is apparently going to be more then one of him...WTF!?

No, if you ask me, someone should have smacked Nomura at some point and yelled ''WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!? THIS DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!!!''

@TWEWY Fans

Characters in Kingdom Hearts, no matter if they are from another Game or not, are generally different Characters. This will not be some kind of continuation of that Games Story, it's more along the lines of a Cameo, the Character is changed for the World.

Zack wanted to be trained to be a Hero by Hercules Trainer (BBS)

Aerith isn't dead

Tifa may or may not actually exist...

Tidus and Wakka live on the Island with Sora and Riku...and Selphie from FF8 lives there too...and they are all Kids.

In the same Universe, we have Yuna, Rikku and Paine, who are as anyone should know also from the FF X. In Kingdom Hearts they're Fairies or something.

So, yeah, generally the Characters from other Games in Kingdom Hearts have litte-nothing to do with their original Universe.

You make a bunch of good points. Birth By Sleep wasn't strictly necessary, but since KH2 wrapped almost everything up, they needed to think of something to keep the series going. At least BBS had a number of interesting insights into some loose ends (like why Roxas looks nothing like Sora), whereas Days was A TERRIBLE WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME! Xion can't even set anything up for another game, because

Anyway, as for having Neku in the KH universe, while you're probably right about him having little to do with the actual Neku in WEWY, I'm still apprehensive about having him. If they can accurately translate his playstyle into 3 dimensions (although likely without touch controls because, well, 3D) it could be cool. It could also be a spectacular flop.

And then there's adding the Reaper's Game to KH. Is it going to be like in WEWY, taking place on a parallel plane of existence and fighting the Noise? Are they just going to use Heartless instead? Will there be more WEWY cameos as a result of this?

Whatever direction they're taking, it's still a bit interesting. Here's hoping for more information soon.

GamemasterAnthony:
Of course the obvious question is...

Will this mean the "No Right Answer" will argue over which one has the spikier hair?

Seriously...between the two of them and Cloud, Square-Enix's bill on virtual hair gel must be atrocious.

All three characters are designed by the same semi-talented artist. I say "semi" because his art isn't bad, but he really lack variety. He has the Akira Toriyama problem where all of his characters look exactly the same.

Anyway, I have mixed feelings about this. Kinda stopped paying attention to Kingdom Hearts a long time ago. I guess it still has a following, but I hope that a pointless cameo isn't going to be all the continuation that TWEWY is going to see.

And now...now I must buy a 3DS. For this, Mercenaries, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy...and a few others.

WHAT!?!?!?

i have found time to use this

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He'll probably only appear in like 2 battles like Squall did. Ultimately the only reason that they are doing this is to draw in the fans of the world ends with you that aren't fans of kingdom hearts.

It's a bit of a longshot but maybe as a result they'll finally release the final mixes outside of japan in order to draw in a larger crowd.

If they do release them promise to send me a free cookie for my prediction. of course I still won't be surprised if they don't.

Cleaned.

I can't fucking wait, The world ends with you is definitely within my top ten games if not my absolute fave

I'm a fan of TWEWY, but I have the creeping notion that Square Enix is just going to have him for one section in KH (along with being bound to KH's battle scheme vs WEWY's fighting). Although hyped at first, DNF has shown me how a game developer can really disappoint. Not to sound like a bastard, but I don't see much hope. If I'm wrong and the game is amazing, I'll eat my hat and shut my mouth.

 

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