No, you don't have to play the first Ni no Kuni game on PlayStation 3 in order to wrap your head around Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - that's according to PlayStation Access, who got to go hands on with the upcoming role-playing title at E3 2017. The lucky buggers.

While the sequel does take place within the same universe, it's an entirely separate story with vastly different themes - and that's something that's actually reflected in the title's gameplay. You can catch some new boss fight footage above.