Neo: The World Ends With You doesn’t officially release until July 27, but Square Enix accidentally sold some Switch eShop versions of the game 10 days early. As noted by NintendoLife, Wario64 posted on Twitter on July 17 that some people have received digital activation codes for Switch eShop versions of Neo after preordering a physical copy of the game on the Square Enix store.
Seems like Square Enix accidentally gave out digital codes of NEO: The World Ends With You for Switch and is downloadable/playable now according to reports. Supposedly still gives you a code now, YMMV. Game is ~$80 after shipping https://t.co/odZIMGZY6Ghttps://t.co/LWEKbzKr7k https://t.co/UiLVTn7k1U
— Wario64 (@Wario64) July 17, 2021
Fans quickly took notice and jumped on the opportunity to get the sequel early. Not long after, Wario64 followed his original tweet up with another to say that Square Enix “ran out of codes or isn’t distributing codes anymore.”
NintendoLife reports that preordering a physical version of the game on the Square Enix store was meant to give buyers a code with preorder goodies. Instead, the code gave buyers the entire game.
This is no longer the case now, so preordering a physical copy of the game on the Square Enix store won’t land you access to the game over a week early. However, it’s good to know this occurrence happened because it means Neo: The World Ends With You spoilers are definitely out in the wild now.
If you’re looking to preorder the game, check out IGN’s Neo: The World Ends With You preorder guide and then read about how Square Enix also dealt with a situation similar to this with the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 back in 2019. If you’re unsure about picking up the game, check out the Neo: The World Ends With You demo that’s available right now.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.