Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom tells the tale of King Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, who finds himself the victim of a coup in the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, and must embark on a quest with his closest allies to recover his rightful throne. We've rounded up every scrap of information for the adorable Ni No Kuni 2 right here for you, including every character revealed so far, as well as the Ni No Kuni 2 release date, reviews, and trailers for the game.
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom Essential Information
- Release Date: March 23, 2018
- Price: $60
- Platforms: PS4, PC
- Developer: Level-5
- Publisher: Bandai-Namco
- Genre: Adventure
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom Release Date and Platforms
Although it was once dated for release in November 2017, Ni No Kuni 2 was then delayed to January 2018, but was then subsequently delayed again until March 23, 2018. We'll have to hope that this is the final release date and delay for the game.
Ni No Kuni 2 Reviews
While the majority of reviews for Ni No Kuni 2 aren't going to be available until the week of release, Japanese gaming mag Famitsu has released its review of Ni No Kuni 2 (via Resetera). It's worth bearing in mind that Famitsu has become infamous for handing out high scores, with high profile games tending to score well regardless of quality.
In its review of Ni No Kuni 2, Famitsu reportedly awarded the game 38/40, compiled by adding together four reviews out of 10. For comparison, Famitsu awarded the less than great Resident Evil 6 a staggering 39/40.
Ni No Kuni 2 Gameplay and Story Details
At the outset of Ni No Kuni 2, King Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum is deposed of his rightful throne in the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, and must embark upon an epic quest with some of his closest friends, in order to recover what is rightfully his. The visuals of Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom take cues from the Studio Ghibli films of old, and the entire game has a stunning, distinct art style.
But despite these adorable visuals, Ni No Kuni 2 doesn't exactly have a family friendly subject matter, as Evan has to deal with the death of his father, the King, before ascending to a throne he isn't ready for. All of this happens before he is chased out of his own kingdom, and thrown together with allies like Roland, all of which help him on his journey to become a king worthy of the throne of Ding Dong Dell.
The gameplay of Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom was demoed at E3 2017, in the video just below, and we've picked out some highlights from the gameplay demo further down.
- The combat system has completely ditched any turn-based elements, transitioning to full real-time combat.
- Evan has a sword for close-quarters combat and a wand for long range combat, meaning he could stand back and let Roland deal with enemies up close, if he wanted to.
- The small, Sprite-looking creatures on the floor can be activated at any time in the battle, and each variant will provide aid in a different form, be it a shield or a buff.
- You can also use these creatures to amplify any skills that Evan can charge up, and if you charge it up long enough, the creatures will join in the attack, boosting your damage.
- If you block at the right time, you'll successfully block all incoming damage from a single opponent.
- The characters and story of Ni No Kuni 2 are completely new, so you don't need to have played the first game to enjoy this one.
A brand new, character focused trailer was released for Ni No Kuni 2 in August. Dubbed the 'Gamescom' trailer, it shows off a variety of characters that we'll be properly introduced to when the game eventually releases in January 2018. There's a humanoid lion, a villainous sorceress, and a part-mechanical creature that fires multiple canons from its back.
Ni No Kuni 2 Season Pass and Collector's Editions Revealed
Despite not knowing what content the actual Ni No Kuni 2 Season Pass will unlock when the game eventually releases in January 2018, we do know that there will be a Season Pass for the game, thanks to a slip up from the Bandai Namco Asia twitter account.
The Season Pass is included with both the Prince's Edition and the King's Edition of Ni No Kuni 2, both of which can be seen below. We don't know how much either edition of Ni No Kuni 2 will cost, but we do know that the Prince's Edition comes with the Season Pass, the making of documentary, and a steelbook, while the King's Edition contains all that, plus an artbook, soundtrack vinyl, and a music box.
Make sure to keep an eye on this page, as we'll be continually updating it with all the latest information about the game prior to launch.