A Neku cameo in Kingdom Hearts gives hope to fans of The World Ends With You
Series creator Tetsuya Nomura confirms that the cross-cameo hints that a The World Ends With You sequel is in development.
by Eugenia Fung
Date Published: 09/28/2011
The World Ends With You. Photo courtesy of Square Enix.
In the Tokyo Game Show demo of Kingdom Hearts 3DS: Dream Drop Distance, the new upcoming installment of the Kingdom Hearts series, the main series' character, Sora, finds herself in an encounter with Neku from The World Ends With You game.
Tetsuya Nomura, the series creator of both the Kingdom Hearts and The World Ends With You, had hinted in an interview with Famitsu that there may be a The World Ends With You sequel in the works -- and that the cameo in Dream Drop Distance is indeed a sign that there may be a continuation of the series. The cameo also marks as the first non-Final Fantasy and Disney character to appear in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
The World Ends With You -- known in Japan as It's A Wonderful World (すばらしきこのせかい) -- was first released in 2008 for the DS system. The Kingdom Hearts series was first introduced in 2002 with Kingdom Heart, the first of the series.
Kingdom Heart: Dream Drop Distance is slated for release in 2012 for both Japan and the US for the Nintendo 3DS system. For more information, check out Square Enix's official website.