'Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom' announced during PlayStation Experience, PS4 exclusive

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Promo art for the original "Ni No Kuni" game. Official "Ni No Kuni" website.

The “Final Fantasy VII” remake isn’t the only roleplaying game fans talked about after the PlayStation Experience, as LEVEL-5 have announced “Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom,” exclusively on the PlayStation 4. This game is the sequel to the critically acclaimed “Ni No Kuni: Curse of the White Whitch” on PS3, although it features a brand new cast of characters.

It seems like “Ni No Kuni 2” will have a much darker tone than the original game, judging by the trailer. The game focuses on a child king called Evan, whose kingdom gets overtaken by the forces of a mysterious antagonist. He also meets Roland, who has been described as a “visitor from another world” in the trailer below.

GameSpot stated that Evan must prove himself as a worthy king and reclaim his throne, with help from Roland and a number of allies who have yet to be named. He will encounter plenty of enemies along the way, so he’s going to need as much friends as possible.

“Revenant Kingdom” retains the cartoony graphical style from the previous game, which continues to look great. Character models look sharper, which is impressive considering how good the original game looks.

The graphical style from the previous game was due to a partnership between publisher Bandai Namco and animation giant Studio Ghibli, according to Kotaku. It’s not yet known if the acclaimed animation studio will be a part of the sequel, since it wasn’t announced on the trailer, though the visual style has kept the visual style and expanded on it.

No release date was announced as of this writing, though it should be noted that the trailer already had English voice acting, along with the remake of “Final Fantasy VII.” It’s possible that both games will immediately get worldwide releases instead of coming out in Japan first, though that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

It will be interesting to hear more details about the gameplay, mostly to see if there are any major changes made. The previous games is one of the highest rated title’s on the PS3, leading to a lot of high expectations on its sequel. 

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - First Trailer

(Credit: YouTube/Bandai Namco Entertainment America)

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