|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.
A free DLC.
The Adventure Pack provides new challenges for experienced players. It adds additional floors to the Faraway Forest cave, upon clearing, players will be rewarded with new costumes for Evan and other characters. Players will have the opportunity to challenge themselves with even stronger new bosses: Blackhart and Zeta. Additional quests will be unlocked after completing the story and unique rewards can be acquired.
The Lair of the Lost Lord
A paid DLC.
A mysterious gate has appeared in the Rubbly Ruins leading to the Labyrinth, the chaotic root of the corruption spreading over the world. And The Prince of Wraiths, the mysterious ruler of the Labyrinth, is planning to use this corruption to destroy the Evermore Kingdom.
Players will have to step into the Labyrinth and face the terrors lurking below to stop the Prince of Wraiths’ madness and bring peace to Evermore.
A new system enhancing the players’ battle ability is also coming - The Martial Method. This new power-up will be obtainable from memories of people met during the journey. Further information about the Martial Method will be coming soon.
Additional content will also include more than 80 new piece of equipment that will elevate the team to new heights, newly added quests revealing the back story of some of the main characters, and a returning enemy seeking a final rematch posing a deadly challenge…
New features include:
- The Labyrinth: A brand new zone containing a number of new challenges
- The Martial Method: The latest addition to the battle system. Players will get access to two Martial Methods. Gizmo Supremo, which provides players with access to hi-tech gadgets to turn the tide of battle and Ding Dong Discipline, a combat method inherited by the kingdom’s finest warriors. The Martial Methods can be changed and improved in the kingdom
- New quests unveiling the past of some of the main characters, and new pieces of equipment to collect
The Tale of a Timeless Tome
A paid DLC.
The Tale of a Timeless Tome begins with Evan and his friends hearing about a rumor regarding a mysterious rabbit dressed in a tuxedo that is being seen in people’s dreams. Evan decides to investigate by staying at the Goldpaw Inn. When Evan falls asleep, he finds himself in a dream world and encounters the rabbit who tells them he is The Conductor. Who is this off character and what is his objective?
Along with new story elements players will be able to discover new Methods to help customize their style of battle. One of the new methods, “Wizard’s Companion” may sound familiar to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch players. Find out what Evan and his friends can do with these new Methods!
The Solosseum Slog is a new battle arena that challenges players against strong enemies. Winning will net players new items as a reward!