695089_largerWhen Square Enix released The World Ends With You on the Nintendo DS several years back, it was notable for its more contemporary setting of life as a teenager in modern-day Japan, as opposed to the RPG trope of a ragtag group of kids embarking on a journey to save the world from evil in some fantasy setting. It was also notable for its intriguing dual-screen combat system, thanks to the two screens of the Nintendo DS.

Just about a year ago, the popular RPG made a surprising appearance on the App Store as The World Ends With You: Solo Remix [$17.99 / $19.99 (HD)]. It lost its dual-screen battling mechanic, but that turned out to be no great loss as it still retained its strong themes, excellent story and interesting characters. In short, The World Ends With You: Solo Remix found a new home and entirely new audience on iOS, and it was fantastic.

Square Enix is known for pricing their games higher than most and for not having many sales, but right now TWEWY: Solo Remix is nearly half off for both the iPhone and iPad versions.

If you haven't already picked up TWEWY previously and you're wondering if you should jump on this sale, check out our full 5 star review of the game as well as our TA Plays video to get an idea of if this one is for you. For what it's worth, I'm not a huge RPG guy and didn't really think I'd identify with the themes in TWEWY, but once I started playing it I found it simply incredible. This is an outstanding experience, and there's likely more on the way, so give The World End With You: Solo Remix a look while on sale.

  • KillerSpecialK

    I wonder how long the sale will last.... Can't pick this up till Friday.... :(

  • AngryBaby

    Can someone tell me, is the iPad HD version actually HD? (ie Retina?)

    • Onikage725

      Retina, no. Higher resolution than playing the DS version on, say, a DSi or 3DS XL though.

  • iOSPeace

    Why is it $2 on iPad?

    • Phoen1x1

      Its not 2 bucks its 11 on the iPad

      • Bool Zero

        I think he meant why is it two dollars more on iPad... Its not that hard to understand what he or she meant, really. As for why, well, that's how they work these things. The iPad version isn't that different resolution wise from the iPhone erosion as this was a subject of much debate when the app first hit the store. I want to say that they even locked the versions so that you have to buy the iPhone version for iPhone and that some folks had to do a workaround to get it to play on iPad as it won't work on one otherwise.

      • Phoen1x1

        It would have been easier to understand if it actually was a 2 dollar difference and not a 1 dollar difference :) And iPad apps are usually more money than mobile phone apps, not to hard to understand.

  • Scot D

    Yes yes yes! I have borrowing this from a friend on my 3DS XL but wanted to have it on my iPhone for the longest time. I just didn't wanna drop almost $20 for it even though it's totally worth that. Now it will be bought.

    If anyone hasn't tried this game out and have the money to spend, I highly recommend it. I'm not huge on Japanese culture and definitely not into anime but this game's gameplay and combat is totally sick. A no brainer for $10!

  • ImJPaul

    One of my favorite games on my phone. A definite must have. Never leaves my phone.

  • bigE1669

    $10.99 is the sale price?

    • alex13111

      Try getting a cartridge for a cheaper price. Impossible.

      • Phantom Bruiser

        I got my copy for four bucks. Two months ago. Very possible.

  • defunct32

    Bought it! MARVELOUS! Am sawing this for the long weekend! *UNF*

    • defunct32

      Saving* geez!

      • LearnIIBurn

        Long weekend? When!? :)

  • Leo281993

    I had this for ds. It was an awesome experience.

  • C. Stubb

    It sucks that I can't buy this for my iPod Touch 4 because of of the Camera Flash requirement. I know it's to make people buy the HD version instead of just using compatibility mode on the iPad; the iPod 4 is certainly powerful enough to handle TWEWY if SE would just let it. :(

    Anyone know of any way around the camera flash requirement?

    • oooooomonkey

      Buy it on DS :P

  • kuryushibo

    Should I get it for iphone or ipad?

    • worldcitizen1919

      Ipad

  • Psac42

    I've bought many premium games on iOS, and I think this has been my favorite so far. Worth every penny.

  • thecatwhisperer

    My 2nd favourite DS game! Roll on student loan, must have!