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News ► Gen Kobayashi illustrates 13th anniversary artwork for The World Ends With You


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Gen Kobayashi, Character Designer for The World Ends With You, has illustrated a brand new piece of artwork to celebrate the 13th Anniversary of TWEWY's release in Japan. The original game released on the Nintendo DS on July 27th, 2007, and has since become a cult classic among many fans around the world.

The World Ends With You has since seen an iOS remake in 2012 featuring a special teaser with a brand new character hinting towards a continuation of the series, a now-defunct free-to-play mobile game, a Nintendo Switch port in 2018 that featured a brand new chapter called "A New Day" which further teased a continuation of the TWEWY franchise, and an upcoming animated series releasing in 2021.

Happy 13th Anniversary to The World Ends With You!

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