Axe of the Blood God: The World Ends With You is 10 Years Old!

Axe of the Blood God: The World Ends With You is 10 Years Old!

PODCAST | We celebrate The World Ends With You and examine Pyre and Miitopia in the latest episode of the RPG pod.

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford. You can find the previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), we celebrate one of the best Square Enix RPGs of the past 15 years: The World Ends With You!

The World Ends With You turned 10 years old yesterday, and Nadia, Caty, and I celebrate its ambition, its clever storytelling, and most of all, its kickass soundtrack. It's a real gem, and best of all, you can play it on mobile! (Not often that I write those words)

Also in this episode: We discuss Pyre, Miitopia, and the weirdness that is Final Fantasy XV's multiplayer announcement!

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Show Description

Kat, Nadia, and guest Caty McCarthy get together to discuss Final Fantasy XV's weird new multiplayer (2:00), rag on Miitopia (12:45), and review Pyre (26:14). That's all leading up to the main topic: The 10th anniversary of The World Ends With You! (36:30). Why is Square Enix's cult RPG such a beloved favorite after all these years? We discuss!

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Chappelle, who has also contributed the themes to Active Time Babble and Roleplayers' Realm. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at Check it out!

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Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief

Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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