Plans to make the franchise bigger
Plans to make the franchise bigger
In an interview with Japanese magazine Nikkei, Level-5 President Akihiro Hino has revealed that a third entry in the Ni no Kuni franchise is currently in development. It's planned for release after the movie based on the series hits Japanese theatres on 29th August. The project forms a part of the developer's...
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch had one of the more memorable art styles on the PlayStation 3, so it’s perhaps no surprise to see the cult JRPG remastered for the PlayStation 4. And here’s your first look at it in action, courtesy of IGN. There are few surprises here, and the presentation has undoubtedly aged somewhat – but...
Launches in September
Let's face it, no Bandai Namco E3 2019 announcement has come as a surprise because all of them were leaked days before the Japanese publisher had a chance to show anything. But hey, official confirmation is always good, and so here we've got a release date for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered, coming to...
Update: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is indeed coming to PS4. It's currently down for a "Fall 2019" release date. Original story: Well, someone at Bandai Namco is probably in big trouble. Basically all of the publisher's plans for E3 2019 have leaked over the last hour or so at the time of writing, and they ain't...
Beware the shadows
The Tale of a Timeless Tome, the next DLC for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, brings a load of new features to the whimsical role-playing title later this month. An expansion of sorts, the trailer that we've embedded above tells you just about everything that you need to know. There are new story elements, tough boss battles,...
All cel and good
Aside from the thoroughly charming cel-shaded aesthetic and good-natured storytelling, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom bears little resemblance to its 2011 predecessor: the cast of characters is entirely new, the battle system has been completely revamped, and there’s huge focus placed on a city building minigame. It’s one of...
Still no date though
For fans of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, it's been a painfully long wait to hear more about the RPG's season pass. It was more than four months after the game's release before we got any kind of information, and even that was worryingly vague. However, Bandai Namco has at last coughed up another sliver of detail on the first...
It's now over four months since Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom launched on PS4, and until today, not a word has been said about the DLC included in the game's season pass. Fortunately, Bandai Namco has finally given some vague details about what we can expect going forward. Firstly, the Adventure Pack DLC has been announced, which
Radio silence from all involved
It has been four months since Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom released, and for most, the milestone means very little. A chance to reflect on what are most likely positive memories of a lovely JRPG experience, sure, but with the year's biggest hitters on the horizon, a look to the past may not be what most of you had...
And better loot
When it launched earlier in the year, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was criticised by many for being a tad too easy. Indeed, only a select few battles offered any real threat to players who were at least familiar with typical action titles. Although it seems a little late, Bandai Namco has addressed the complaint with the...
Whack, slap, bang
We've spent around 15 hours with Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, and in that time, we've been weighing up the game's completely overhauled combat system. Indeed, the sequel scraps the system that was introduced in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, but should it have stuck to its guns? Okay, so what's changed in Ni no Kuni II?...
Our thoughts after 15 hours
There's really no other way to put it: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a delight. Level-5's latest role-playing game is as charming as it is colourful, and after around 15 hours of play, we simply can't wait to continue our adventure. So far, it really has been worth the wait. As its title suggests, Ni no Kuni II is a...
Yes! It's finally happened. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has gone gold, meaning that development has ended and the game's ready to be shipped ahead of its 23rd March release date. This also means that we're not going to be hit with another delay. Hurrah! The Level-5 role-playing title was originally set to launch in 2017, but...
Brave new world
If you're not arsed about going into Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom completely fresh, then you may be interested in watching the first 15 minutes of the game. The official video shows us the opening scenes of the upcoming role-playing release, and although we opted to only give it a brief look, the storytelling really seems on...
The adventure begins
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom looks great -- we've known that for quite a while. The incredibly pretty role-playing game has a real fairy tale charm to it, and that's something you don't often see these days. Bandai Namco's released ten minutes of new footage taken from the English version of the release, showcasing a stint...
Phwoar, this is something else, isn’t it? PlayStation Underground has doled out 25 minutes of brand new Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom gameplay footage, and if nothing else it should serve as a reminder of how stunning Bandai Namco’s Studio Ghibli-inspired role-playing game is looking. Just look at it! The video picks up a short...
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom's got a lengthy new gameplay video, clocking in at around 25 minutes. The footage is taken from the latest demo build of the role-playing title, so if you've been thirsty for a fresh look at the game, then we'd recommend giving it a watch. Ni no Kuni II was slapped with a delay right near the end of last...
Level-5 on story, art style, and more
It's always interesting hearing about games from the people who create them, and with Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, developer Level-5 is keen to tell us all about its creative process. This latest video goes behind the scenes of the upcoming role-playing release, highlighting its story, its art style, and its...
Disappointing news if you haven't already heard: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is no longer launching next month. Instead, Bandai Namco will now be releasing the game in March, using the extra time to apply more polish to the product. Judging by these new screenshots, though, we doubt the development team will be tweaking the visuals...
Take your pick
As if to try and make up for the news that Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed into March, Bandai Namco has released a lengthy new trailer for the upcoming role-playing game. It features cutscenes, gameplay, some gorgeous visuals, and a look behind the scenes at the title's Japanese voice cast. And yes, you'll be able to...
As the rumour suggested
Let's face it: a Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom delay was looking more and more likely. Despite the game supposedly launching in January, Bandai Namco has barely mentioned it for months now. Plus, we had that rumour back at the beginning of November, which suggested that a delay was on the cards. As it turns out,...
Nay no Kuni
Damn and blast and bugger, it looks like Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom may be delayed again. At the time of writing, the gorgeous looking role-playing game is due out on the 19th January in both North America and Europe, but according to a handful of posters on ResetEra, retailer Best Buy is sending out emails to inform customers...
Fit for a king
If you're in the mood for some Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom gameplay, then you've come to the right place. A bunch of different websites have uploaded footage of the fantasy sequel in action, taken fresh from the latest build at Gamescom 2017. Above you can find Game Informer, and below we've embedded IGN's coverage. As...
Together with the game's new trailer that we reported on earlier today, Bandai Namco has released a handful of fresh Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom screenshots. Most spotlight an attractive looking neon-lit city of some sort, while a couple of others show us a dusty desert area. Unsurprisingly, we still think the game's...
A new world
Who's ready for our first trailer of Gamescom 2017, then? Bandai Namco's released a new video for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, which is due out early next year on PlayStation 4. It's not the longest or the most detailed clip, but it still makes for an intriguing watch. Are you excited to get your hands on Ni no Kuni II? Journey to a...
Those of you who have been keeping up with the Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom news will probably have seen much of the footage from the gameplay demo that we've embedded above, but the video still offers up our most in-depth look at the role-playing title yet. It features commentary from the team at Bandai Namco as they slog through...
Ni noooooo Kuni
Darn it, we knew it was too good to be true. Japan has had an incredible year so far when it comes to PlayStation 4 games, and Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was shaping up to be the icing on the cake. However, Bandai Namco and developer Level-5 have announced that the role-playing title has been pushed back into 2018. The...
A helping hand
Wow, this comes as a bit of a surprise. According to general director Hino Akihiro, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will have some form of multiplayer. In an official Bandai Namco interview video, several fan questions are put before Akihiro, and one of them asks whether there'll be any kind of multiplayer component. "Yes, there...
Plus new gameplay footage
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...
We think that Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is shaping up to be something pretty special, and the game's latest trailer fresh from Sony's pre-E3 2017 press conference show only solidifies that theory. Briefly outlining the title's charming fantasy story, it sets the tone rather nicely. Ni no Kuni II is due to arrive on...
Good lord does Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom look good or what? We've embedded around ten minutes of PlayStation 4 gameplay above, and boy is it pretty. The Level-5 developed role-playing sequel was always going to be gorgeous, but finally seeing it in action has surprised even us. The actual gameplay itself consists of a few...
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be bringing whimsical fantasy and gorgeous graphics to PlayStation 4 this year, a Bandai Namco press release has confirmed ahead of time. Snapped by Kotaku's Jason Schreier, the text has the Japanese role-playing title pegged for a 10th November 2017 date. Nice. While the game has always been...
Some of you may have seen bits of this footage used in the recent previews of other sites, but we reckon that it's still well worth a watch; the game looks bloody gorgeous. Showcasing combat and exploration, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom's first dedicated gameplay trailer hides a surprising amount of detail - especially if you...
Pray for 2017
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has shown gigantic potential thus far, and recent previews allude that it's certainly a role-playing release to keep an eye on, but just how far into development is Level-5's latest project? Although we've admittedly seen very little of the game, the footage that's dripped out onto the 'net has looked...
Dev CEO seems certain it'll happen
Perhaps one of the more interesting details to emerge from today's wave of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom previews, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has said that the final release will run at 60 frames per second on the PlayStation 4. And that's not the Pro, either - he's talking about Sony's standard system. Okay, so...
It's looking fantastic-al
Bloody hell, we've just been hit with a tidal wave of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom information, so forgive us if we're still trying to gather our thoughts in this article. For starters, let's go over what a lot of people have been asking about: the combat system. Going by what we've seen of the game so far, it's safe to...
Fit for a king
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom seriously has our attention after showing off a new gameplay trailer at Sony's PlayStation Experience 2016 press conference. The role-playing sequel looks downright gorgeous, as you'd expect, and the gameplay seems especially solid. To be frank, it's looking like an adventure that we can't wait to get...
It feels like an eternity has passed since we last heard anything about Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. The incredibly pretty role-playing game was revealed during last year's PlayStation Experience, and we've heard absolutely nothing about the release since. Fortunately, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has at least confirmed that the...
Fit for a king
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is probably going to take hours upon hours to complete - we can guess that much by looking at PlayStation 3 predecessor Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, which was huge to begin with. In an interview with IGN Japan, translated by Kotaku, Level-5 founder Akihiro Hino says that the scale of t
An announcement that surely would have made for a better ending to Sony's PlayStation Experience press conference than, er, Paragon, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been announced as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. The gorgeous looking role-playing game sequel comes from horribly talented Japanese studio Level-5, and it's reveal...
Despite a smattering of new software releases, it was pretty uneventful seven days for PlayStation in Japan this week
Hardware sales were down after the enthusiasm of new colours last week, with the PlayStation 3 shifting 34k units and the PSP just behind with 33k units. After its tremendous debut last week, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 dropped to tenth in the all formats charts, selling a..
Ni No Kuni is officially coming to Europe and North America, so there's no need to dream
Your wish has come true. Exactly how long it will take adopted publisher Namco Bandai to localise the Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration is still unclear, but the game's due out sometime in 2012. With the Japanese release date nearing, there's going to be an influx of trailers heading from the East. If you..
Level 5's announced that Namco Bandai will be handling publishing duties for Ni No Kuni in North America and Europe
As previously alluded, the game will travel to the West under the name, Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch. It's due out sometime in 2012. Ni No Kuni is a traditional RPG featuring the artwork of Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli.
With the PS3 release of Ni No Kuni nearing, Level-5 has released the game's first commercials on YouTube
You can catch them after the jump in all their promotional glory.</em> Spoilers: the game still looks uber-pretty.
Level 5 is too big for the Tokyo Game Show these days
Instead it's holding its own press conference in a couple of weeks time. The main event will be open to the Japanese public, but only press will get entry to the company's keynote. Thankfully, said conference will be streamed online. The focus of the event is expected to be on Level 5's announced titles — including Ni No Kuni on PS3 — but..
Sometimes you have to make a compromise
There's a chance Ni No Kuni might never have released in the West, so you have to take the good with the bad. It's getting a sub-title in time for its Western release: Wrath Of The White Witch. We know, we know. Terrible. But whatever. The super pretty PS3-exclusive RPG is still getting a Western release and that's all that matters. No word on any European..
Level 5's confirmed that its cutesy tag-team with Studio Ghibli, Ni No Kuni, is set to get a North American release early next year
The studio wouldn't give a more specific time-frame, but did confirm that production on the English language version was already well under way. Level 5 added that there's additional content coming to the PS3 version of Ni No Kuni — leading on from the ending of the..
We think it's great that Sony's regularly shipping unique PS3 hardware in Japan, but after some fantastic bundles, we're not too hot on Ni No Kuni's supposed 'magical' edition
It just looks garish to us. Does anybody actually like it? It's out November 17th.
With Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's Ni No Kuni just weeks away from its Japanese release on PlayStation 3, Famitsu has revealed a new PlayStation 3 hardware bundle to celebrate the release of the game
Entitled the 'Magical Edition' the special hardware package comes in white and gold. ¥33,780. [Thanks Andriasang]
Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's long anticipated PS3 collaboration, Ni No Kuni, finally has a date in Japan
According to Andriasang, Famitsu lists the game's release for November 17th. The game focuses on a young boy called Oliver, who must make his way through the "Another World". Despite Level-5's hints, there's still no word of a Western release for the hotly anticipated RPG.
If you're a fan of Level-5, then prepare to be excited
Big style. Talking with Nintendo Power magazine, Level-5's president, Akihiro Hino, confirmed that DS titles Inazuma Eleven and Ni No Kuni could make it Stateside. Seeing as he's talking about the DS version of Ni No Kuni, you're going to have to read between the lines a touch. But that PS3 version of the game has generated a lot of buzz here..
First there were simply details
Then there were screenshots. Now there's true, motion footage: Level 5's just released a trailer for their upcoming Studio Ghibli tie-up, Ni No Kuni. See those anime-esque visuals? Yeah, they're in-game.
We dropped the first details of Ni No Kuni just yesterday
The game, which is also coming to the Nintendo DS, is the fruits of a colaboration between anime house, Studio Ghibli, and Professor Layton developers, Level 5. As of yesterday, we could only confirm that the game was coming to the PlayStation 3. Now we have screenshots, of which there are a handful more over at Kotaku. The game was..
Level 5 and Studio Ghibli's 2008 Nintendo DS tie-up, Ni No Kuni, is set to hit the PlayStation 3 according to Famitsu magazine
According to the piece, <span>"You'll be able to adventure in a world that has the feel of a Studio Ghibli anime." There's no date for the game yet, though the Japanese press are expecting more details later this week.</span>
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