Release date: March 23 2018
Platforms: PS4/Microsoft Windows
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Rediscover Another World
Re-enter the animated world of Ni no Kuni in the latest role-playing masterpiece developed by LEVEL-5. Explore a beautifully crafted world and experience the gripping story in an all-new RPG adventure. LEVEL-5 reunites with Yoshiyuki Momose on character design and music composed by Joe Hisaishi in the production of the next Ni no Kuni tale.
LEVEL-5's mastery of the RPG genre is combined with music composed by the renowned Joe Hisaishi and character designs by animation artist Yoshiyuki Momose (Studio Ghibli)
Players control Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a young king who was usurped from his castle and sets out to reclaim his kingdom. While players can freely navigate Evan throughout the game's open world other characters can be controlled during battles against enemies. During these battles, players use magical abilities and elemental creatures known as "Higgledies", which are used to cast spells.
Set hundreds of years after the events of Wrath of the White Witch, Revenant Kingdom features the cat and mouse tribes, two warring factions in the town of Ding Dong Dell. During the events of the game, the mouse tribe performed a coup d'état, taking control of the kingdom. The story follows Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a boy king of the cat tribe, who is usurped from his castle and sets out to reclaim his kingdom. He is aided by Roland, a visitor from another world, and Tani, the daughter of the boss of air pirates.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a role-playing game played from a third-person perspective. Players complete quests—linear scenarios with set objectives—to progress through the story. Outside of quests, players can freely roam the open world, where they explore towns, villages, dungeons, and other dangerous places scattered throughout the world. Upon leaving a location, players enter the World Map, which can be used to select a destination; the overworld represents a diorama, and the characters are portrayed with a chibi-like design.
When players encounter enemies, they enter a battle system. Battles take place on an open battlefield, allowing players to freely roam around the area. During battles, players command a single human ally; all characters are manually moved around the battlefield. To fight enemies, players use melee attacks, magical abilities and "Higgledies". Higgledies are "spirits of hearts" which exist in several forms, and may represent elements. Players also use Higgledies to reach far areas, and to clear and explore dungeons.
In Revenant Kingdom, players have the ability to build and manage the kingdom, focusing on the arrangement of work-forces within the town.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Evan character trailer
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom 10 minutes of Tani gameplay
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Light and Shadow
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