|Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom|
|Platform(s)|| PlayStation 4|
|Developer(s)|| Level-5 |
Bandai Namco Entertainment
|Artist(s)|| Nobuyuki Yanai |
|Composer(s)|| Joe Hisaishi |
|Distribution||Blu-ray Disc, download|
|Release date||March 23, 2018 (Worldwide)|
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, known additionally as Ni no Kuni 2, is a role-playing game developed by Level-5 for the PS4, Pro PS4, and Microsoft Windows. It is a direct sequel to the critically acclaimed Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
The game was announced in December 22, 2015 at Playstation Experience.
King Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a young grimalkin king of Ding Dong Dell gets dethroned in a castle siege by one of his father's closest advisers, Lord Mausinger. Roland, president of an unknown country in another world, has a similar event happen when an explosion takes out his presidential convoy, leaving him close to death. He is teleported to Evan's castle where the two quickly join forces with one of Evan's long-term caretakers named Aranella. Although Aranella is gravely injured in the uprising, she is able to have one final moment with Evan, and convinces him to start a new kingdom, one of peace, and take back his throne.
Along the way, Evan befriends many people and is able to unite all four nations under his own banner as king of Evermore.
Combat works in real-time, allowing three party members, Lofty, and the selected higgledies of the player's choice to join in. Defeated enemies reward guilders, experience points, and items. Castle management is one of the newer features added to the game, as the player is able to assign citizens to work at different buildings and can earn materials and gold used to create various items or fund research for helpful bonuses. Higgliedies, small creatures that replace the familiars that were in the previous game. They help in combat and can be leveled up by feeding them their favorite materials. New to the game are skirmishes, short army vs. army combat in which Evan leads his forces in attacking other commander's posts, or defending Evermore. Tainted Monsters provide challenging boss encounters. Although a lot stronger than normal monsters, the risk is worth the reward. Side Quests replace the Errands from the previous game, allowing the player to do optional quests in order to unlock new citizens, collect rare items, and experience other story lines. Furthermore, with the introduction of the task system, the player can go to a taskmaster and take up tasks, which can range from collecting a certain amount of materials to defeating a certain amount of enemies. Completed tasks reward Tokens of Gratitude, which can be traded in for new citizens or additional materials. Tasks will always generate new ones after completion.