Square Enix Removes The World Ends With You From iOS App Store

by Mike Futter on Feb 19, 2015 at 07:57 AM

Square Enix has removed one of its titles from the iOS App Store. The World Ends With You, originally released on Nintendo DS in 2008, received an iOS overhaul that made it compatible with a single screen in 2012.

Unfortunately, the game had significant problems on Apple’s latest mobile operating system (iOS 8). The issues were so widespread that Square Enix decided to remove the game from the storefront while it works on repairs.

“Upon examining the impact of recent iOS updates to the title, we determined that the affected areas were greater than originally assumed,” a representative told us via email. “We were working to address this matter, however, the title has been regrettably pulled from the Store. Square Enix is actively working with all related parties to make available the software update; however at this time, we are unable to communicate a clear and adequate timeline.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to determine a solution.”

The iPhone version of the game was priced at $18, with the iPad version at $20. While those that did purchase it can still download the title, if you’ve upgraded your operating system, you’re likely to have problems. 

We’ll let you know as soon as we receive word of the title’s return to the app store.

[Source: Siliconera]


Our Take
When this returns to the App Store (and gets a clean bill of health), I strongly urge you to check this out. Even if you’ve played the original on DS, the changes made to put things on single touch screen are brilliant. It’s worth the $20 price of entry. I just hope I can play it again some time soon.