Ahead of the game’s release on the Nintendo Switch from 28 May 2021, Nippon Ichi Software America has shared a demo of World’s End Club on the Nintendo eShop. Covering the first chapter of the game, and hoping to provide “a glimpse into the mystery-filled adventures” awaiting players in the final release – the demo is available in a range of languages including English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish. Progress will be carried across into the final version, offering undescribed bonuses to those who do so.
Developed by IzanagiGames, World’s End Club is a visual novel / platformer game created by the minds of Kotaro Uchikoshi and Kazutaka Kodaka. The title is designed to be less dark than the duos previous works such as the Zero Escape series, and seeks to offer “a lighter and more hopeful tale that anyone can pick up”.
World End’s Club follows the “Go-Getters Club”, an elementary school group in Tokyo made up from oddball kids from all over Japan. Reycho and the other members are somehow different than the other kids around them. Then, one day, during the summer… While on the bus for their class trip, they get into an accident.
When they wake up, they’re in a theme park under the sea. Reycho and the others are trapped inside this strange, long-abandoned place. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, a mysterious clown appears and orders them to play a “Fate Game”! Before any of them can figure out what’s happening, they’re fighting for their very lives.
Will they be able to survive and make it out of this weird place?
The kids are all lost and confused… But then, extraordinary powers begin to awaken within them. While at the same time… Abnormal events are occurring all over the Earth.