The World Ends with You, often abbreviated as TWEWY, is just a Nintendo DS (and now mobile) game occur modern Shibuya, where Japanese street fashions, music, and lifestyles overlap with a dark story. You play the role of Neku, a sulky boy who finds out he really is dead, and against his wish has become an element of a game. Paired up with another dead girl, the fashionable Shiki, both must eliminate monsters called “Noise” using unique pins that act as weapons. Every day, they’re given a job or a riddle and have a limited period of time to complete it. If they can succeed, they’re promised the opportunity to be born again. And if they fail, their death becomes far more permanent.
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Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
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