Do I have some excellent news for all you JRPG fans out there today! It seems like some amazing surprises are in store for us PC gamers thanks to Bandai Namco and Level-5, the team behind such epic classics as; Dark Cloud, Dragon Quest VIII, Jeanne d’Arc and the more recent, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (which I’m currently enjoying on PS Now, with some lovely ReShade goodness).
Just out of nowhere, Bandai Namco announced that they’ll be bringing the sequel to one of the most whimsically enchanting JRPG games I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing to the glorious shores of PC via Steam! Yes, you read that right, the previous handheld/console exclusive Ni No Kuni series is coming to PC (and PlayStation 4) later this year, unfortunately no exact release date has been given.
Besides the lack of a date, this is wonderful news in general, Ni no Kuni is a truly wonderful masterpiece that everyone should have the chance to enjoy, not just console owners. Having yet another astonishing RPG series grace the PC platform will always be a victory to me. I’ve been recently enjoying Ni no Kuni on Sony’s aforementioned PS Now, which isn’t half bad, well… until you apply some PC modding love to it that is, giving such wonderful results as this.
After putting in over 40 hours (and counting) into the first game, I’ve come to love this franchise, having an absolutely fantastic musical score by the legendary talent of Joe Hisaishi (Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle) helped. Combine the superb audio with the stunningly fluid and probably closest we’ve ever got to interactive cinema quality animation perfection to date, thanks to Yoshiyuku Momose, of Studio Ghibli fame.
Ni no Kuni is phenomenal, and I for one am happy to see its future appearance finally arriving on our beloved platform with Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. The land we’re cats, mice and humans talk, play and live in harmony, the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell (once again…) has lost its King during a coup for the throne. Revenant Kingdom retells the story of King Even and his journey to rebuild his kingdom and unite his people, with the help of his faithful friends Roland, Tani and the Higgledies (which remind me of Pikmin) powerful beings that come from heart magic that players use to battle for them (much akin to Pokémon) in the world of No ni Kuni.
Stay tuned here at Pixel Judge for further details as the days fly by while we wait for its release. You’ll be sure to count on me to scream from the rooftops about any and all information regarding Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom that I can find, until then, happy gaming!
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe revealed today more information about Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM. Led by the famous Japanese studio Level-5 and with the participation of the former Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose and music by Joe Hisaishi, Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM is ready to enchant more people than ever, this year on PlayStation®4 and PC!
In the world of Ni no Kuni, there is a kingdom called Ding Dong Dell, where cats, mice and humans used to live in harmony. After a coup, the cat folk and their King Evan were banished. Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM recounts the story of this deposed king in his journey to build his own kingdom and unite the whole world. With him are his faithful friends Roland, Tani and the beings known as Higgledies who come from the power of the heart, a power which is found within people, animals and elements such as fire and water. Only those with pure hearts can see them. The Higgledies will lend Evan their support throughout his journey, helping him in battles and letting him reach places he wouldn’t otherwise be able to get to. Follow Evan in his quest, fight powerful monsters, face perilous dungeons and help him to become a King!
Rest at ease, Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM will be released for PlayStation®4 and PC in 2017.