The collaboration previously known as Death March Club might be launching fairly soon. The Danganronpa-Zero Escape crossover popped up in an Apple Arcade listing today, indicating it could be launching as early as next month.
Now going under the name World's End Club, TouchArcade reports it as arriving on Sept. 4. It's listed among a slew of other games coming to the service, including The Last Campfire from No Man's Sky studio Hello Games, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, and Oxenfree developer Night School Studio's next adventure Next Stop Nowhere, which is already confirmed as arriving very soon.
While those other three games are pretty rad as well, World's End Club has been a long time coming. In 2018, Danganronpa writer Kazutaka Kodaka teamed up with Zero Escape writer Kotaro Uchikoshi to form Too Kyo Games, a new studio that seemed like a merging of modern visual novel juggernauts. One of those was Death March Club, which has been set for an unspecified 2020 release date until, seemingly, now.
The pair have already launched their own separate games in the time since, like Kodaka's FMV adventure Death Come True and Uchikoshi launched AI: The Somnium Files, a fairly decent follow-up to his Zero Escape work. World's End Club is set to be their full collaboration, however.
According to the App Store listing, World's End Club is a "fusion of 2D scrolling puzzle-action game and story-adventure game," with key choices altering the course of the narrative. During a class trip, a number of kids get into an accident and wake up in a theme park under the sea, forced into a "Fate Game" by a mysterious clown. Yeah, that definitely sounds like a mix of Danganronpa, Zero Escape, and even a little of Uchikoshi's earlier work on Ever 17.
Whether World's End Club makes it to other platforms outside of Apple Arcade or not is unclear. The service has had some timed exclusives in the past, most notably the latest Shantae, but it's hard to see World's End Club staying solely on one platform. Hopefully this date holds true and comes with some other platform announcements as well.