Yesterday saw the very welcome announcement of Neo: The World Ends With You, a brand new game in Square Enix's The World Ends With You series and a sequel to the DS original. To celebrate the occasion, series character designer Tetsuya Nomura has shared a special piece of artwork.

The piece shows off the new game's lead character Rindo alongside the series' previous protagonist Neku. Nomura reveals that while designing the new character, he had no idea just how relevant face masks would become worldwide, confirming that Rindo's design hasn't been influenced by the global pandemic (thanks to Nintendo Wire for the translation).

You can see the art below:

The new game is planned to launch on Switch in summer 2021, with an anime based on the franchise also scheduled to air next year. If you missed Neo: The World Ends With You's announcement trailer, you can check that out here.

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