Last week Square Enix unveiled a countdown clock that hinted at a new entry related to The World Ends with You. The clock has struck zero, and the announcement is, frankly, a bit of a pumpkin. Fans of the original game were hoping they might finally see a sequel, but the website (caution: music autoplays) has revealed The World Ends with You -Solo Remix– for iOS devices. Solo Remix is a redesign of the original game to work with iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, featuring an upgrade to HD graphics and additional music in the already awesome soundtrack.

For those who didn’t play the original DS game when it came out in North America in 2008, the story follows a boy named Neku who wakes up in the Shibuya district of Tokyo with a text message that says “Clear this mission…or face erasure.” He finds himself stuck playing The Game for the next few weeks, trying to figure out how he ended up there and what happened to all his memories. The action RPG battle system uses a mixture of taps and swipes to activate abilities, slightly modified from the original DS version. The iOS version of the game also has tie-ins to Twitter so friends who play will display their latest tweet, and you can set up the in-game NPCs to also display tweets in lieu of their standard random lines.

Solo Remix is available now for download from the iTunes store for $17.99 on iPhones and $19.99 on iPads.

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  • Patrick McNulty

    If it was clear how you control the second partner, cost $8.99 or less (I mean, c’mon – it’s a port of a three year old DS game to iOS), worked on non-Retina Display iDevices, and seemed like it would actually function well on an iPhone-sized screen, I’d consider it. As it stands, Square-Enix really dropped the ball here.

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