Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the new instalment in the Ni no Kuni franchise, and this game will be something unique. How come? The role-playing adventure will be based on Studio Ghibli and the massive world they have created – one that is fun for the entire family, not just for children, not just for teenagers, not just for the parents – for everyone.
The game will follow a young male protagonist (although most Ghibli stories focus on female characters), but will strive to provide a story which will be enjoyable for all audiences.
As seen in the first trailer, we will meet a lovely female protector, but she seems to be disappearing from the boy’s side quite soon, leaving him alone with a stranger from a different world. The boy, a young noble man, will have to create his own kingdom where “everyone can live happily”.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be playable on PlayStation 4 and on it worked Akihiro Hino and artist Yoshiyuki Momose, alongside composer and longtime Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi. As you may have guessed by these names, Level 5 is in charge of the project.
This is the second game with Ghibli influence after Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, which came out for the PlayStation 3 in 2011 (Japan) and 2013 (western world).
Have you played Bandai’s White Witch and what are your impressions? Do you plan on purchasing this new title once it’s out in your country?