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iOS 5.1.1 or later is required.

Square Enix’s fresh-faced hit The New York Times called “one of the best role playing games ever designed for anything” has busted onto iOS in a big way, with a slick and addictive new combat system, eye-popping HD art, and (of course) plenty of zetta awesome reasons for longtime fans to double dip.

Arm yourself with psychic superpowers and battle your way through a 7-day gauntlet of action: the Reaper’s Game.

Welcome to Shibuya, a mishmash of attitudes and styles in the heart of Tokyo.

A boy named Neku wakes up in a crowded intersection, alone and unaware of how he got there. Then, he receives a weird text: “Clear this mission...or face erasure.” With that, Neku is thrust into a life-or-death Game that sends him scrambling down streets paved with one riddle after another...

What is the Reaper’s Game? Why is Neku a Player, and what is he playing for? Will the Game really end if he survives all 7 days? Another mystery is always around the corner.

- Intuitive, addictive combat with a twist
Activate your combat abilities, or “psychs,” with simple touch commands like tapping, slashing, and dragging. Comfy with that? Control Neku and his Game partner on the same screen and take the combat up a notch. Like loot? Boost your item drops in battle with the revamped Fusion system.

- Deep replay value
Finish the main story to unlock a hilarious bonus chapter, more quests and items to find, new combat challenges, and secret reports that flesh out the story even more.

- Explore a living, breathing city
Neku’s sprawling world is based on the real-life Shibuya in Tokyo. Visit real locations and absorb some real Japanese culture through a hip fantasy lens.

- Redrawn art and Retina display support
Enjoy the game in full HD on your Retina-enabled iPhone 4 or later device. Art and animation across the game has been redrawn just for this release, making combat a beautiful experience. This is how all 2D classics should look.

- The ultimate soundtrack: 60 songs
Composer Takeharu Ishimoto’s complete, sonically sublime soundtrack is included right in the game with high-quality audio and full vocals, including remixes and new songs.

Praise for the original The World Ends with You:

“Compelling and immaculately presented...from start to finish” – Gamespot

“Nails just about everything it tries – and it tries quite a lot” – IGN AU

“Full of mysteries and surprises, interesting characters” – The New York Times

“A compelling risk/reward system that...amply blesses the daring” – 1UP

“Ice-cool artwork...impossibly catchy soundtrack” – Eurogamer

“Games rarely have things this interesting to say” – G4TV

DS Best RPG/Best Story/Best New IP and DS Game of the Year – IGN

What’s New

Version 1.2.5

"VERSION 1.2.5
- iOS13 support added."

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

DaedalusEagle ,

One of the best RPGs ever made.

First off, thanks you Square Enix for keeping this app updated for 8 years. A lot of companies have abandoned their apps when they stop working and you have consistently kept this app up to date throughout the years so that it can still be enjoyed.

I have two suggestions. Firstly, please update this app with iCloud support. For longer games, like RPGs, the ability to backup and keep your progress between devices is important. Please add this feature into the game.

Secondly, please update some of the lower resolution art assets in the game. The Switch version of the game looks incredibly sharp in contrast to this version of the game; and yes I do understand that some of that is due to file size limitations for App Store apps.

My first suggestion is definitely the one I would love to see implemented the most. Thank you regardless for keeping this game up to date. The iPad, for years, has been my preferred way to experience this game; even over the DS original.

Papermasters ,

Fix sound please!

I'm happy to be able to redownload the game without purchasing it twice. I was so upset when it got removed from the App Store. But when I searched for it again it is now on my iPad air2. Game works fine so far. But sound works only with headphones plugged in. Hopefully this game will not disappear again.

BearBoyGoodCanPlay ,

Cannot start new game, black screen no cutscene

Bought this game long time ago, never really finish the whole game. Want to finally complete it, but it won’t work under iOS 13. Please update it.


2.8 GB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


English, Japanese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Extra CD: Track 62 (Swag) $0.99
  2. Extra CD: Track 64 (Swag) $0.99
  3. Extra CD: Track 61 (Swag) $0.99


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