The names of Kazutaka Kodaka and Kotaro Uchikoshi should hardly be unfamiliar, with their latest release under Izanagi Games, World’s End Club, released for Apple Arcade on 4 September. The story synopsis is as follows:
In a school in Tokyo, there is a group called the “Losers class” in which underachievers from around the nation have been gathered as classmates.
This class is made up of Reycho and his friends. Kids that are somewhat unusual compared to the rest of their peers.
On a certain summer day, on a school trip, their school buss gets caught in a rock slide accident. They awake finding themselves in an amusement park that was constructed underwater, closed down for years and left abandoned.
From out of nowhere appears a clown, demanding they take part in a game of death where they have to sacrifice the lives of their classmates to win.
Without having any time to understand what’s going on Reycho and his friends are dragged into the clown’s inhumane game and have to struggle for their lives!
How will these kids overcome this insanely abnormal situation. When everything seems to be completely hopeless and they are at their wits end, mysterious powers awaken within them. And all at the same time… the world above… undergoes some extreme changes too.
For fans of either or both Danganronpa and the Zero Escape series, a new death game should hardly be a surprise to those familiar with these works. World’s End Club will also be released on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2021. Described as a “suspenseful puzzle action game”, you’ll be leading these kids to probably avoid their worst fate, while the world above them rumbles on.
The game will probably be exclusive to Apple Arcade for quite a while, so if you’re interested, you could opt for the Switch version expected Spring 2021.