Tetsuya Nomura “definitely wants to make a sequel” to The World Ends With You

Thanks to Siliconera‘s mad sleuthing, we’ve learned that Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura is interested in making a sequel to the DS’s power pin-tastic RPG, The World Ends With You.

“I’m really happy that the game was so well received in North America,” said Nomura in an interview with Nintendo Power. “I definitely want to make a sequel. I’m very busy working on other titles right now, but when the time is right, I would love to make another installment of The World Ends with You.”

Despite its dramatic departure from Square Enix’s standard fantasy formula, with its modern-day Shibuya setting, The World Ends With You managed to become the top selling DS title in North America the week of its release, inspiring nationwide stock shortages and even gamer-organized tours of the real Tokyo shopping district. So it comes as no surprise they’re talking about a sequel, rather that they’ve taken this long to start talking about a sequel.

Move those other titles to the back burner and give us our puck-passing pin battles!