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Ni No Kuni 2 is looking just as sweet as the original

Colin Campbell
 

Fantasy tale is coming to Windows PC as well as PlayStation 4 First, some good news for PC owners. Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is coming to Windows PC as well as PlayStation 4 when it's released later this year. All platform versions will be launched simultaneously around the world. Publisher Bandai Namco made the announcement at a press event in San Francisco yesterday, where a short gameplay section was shown. Here's what we learned. First, the sequel to 2013's sublime Ni No Kuni has a slightly different look this time.

The first game was also heavily inspired by Studio Ghibli, which also provided fantastic cut-scene animations. The sequel's overworld is less cartoonish and more realistic than its predecessor, though still with a heavy fantasy element. Level-5 Party-based combat Characters and Plot When the game was first shown last year, we got a sense that it would be the story of a young man seeking to claim his rightful crown. Now we know that central character Evan was a king, who was deposed by his people. He'd been crowned at a young age after the death of his father. Unfortunately, his subjects thought him too nice for the job, and gave him the elbow.

Evan is joined by Roland, a middle-aged leader from the real world who is transported to this fantasy realm (“ni no kuni” translates to “another world” in Japanese) and transformed into a young man. His role is to mentor Evan and show him how to be a leader. Tani is the orphan daughter of a rough pirate. She's described by Bandai Namco as "a tomboy” who is struggling with her identity. Also along for the ride are tiny spirit creatures called Higgledies, who add charm to the story as well as useful combat abilities, when needed. Level 5 These things are called Higgledies.

Combat Combat is in real time with…

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