The World Ends With You was praised for numerous aspects back in the day, and soundtrack was definitely one of them. Many fans consider the soundtrack absolutely crucial to the experience, helping create the mood and elevate the action. Those who feel that way should be very happy with today's announcement.
Takeharu Ishimoto, composer from the original The World Ends With You, has confirmed that he's behind the soundtrack for the NEO: The World Ends With You. Ishimoto no longer works for Square-Enix, but he'll be freelancing for this project.