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Sundered Review: Demon Runner

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Available On: PC (Windows, Mac Linux), PlayStation 4

Friedrich Nietzsche famously said “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” In Sundered that which kills you also makes you stronger.

Sundered is a challenging, beautifully animated roguelike action-platformer from indie studio Thunder Lotus Games. With a carefully crafted difficulty ramp, Sundered excels in a genre that often teeters on the brink of frustration and repetition.

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Pre-Orders for Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Now Available

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Japanese RPG sequel Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is coming January 19, 2018 for PC and PlayStation 4. You can pre-order the game starting today and receive the Day One Edition. The Day One Edition  comes with the Special Swords Set, which includes five unique blades.

A number of different version are available for pre-order. In addition to the Special Swords Set, the Digital Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive theme and five avatars for PlayStation 4. You also get the Season Pass and yet another sword. The Season Pass will provide access to “two large pieces of DLC,” which have yet to be detailed or announced.

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The $79.95 Premium Edition comes with special packaging including a Steelbook case. It also includes the Special Swords Set, 3D papercraft Kit, and soundtrack on CD. Strangely the Season Pass does not appear to be included.

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Finally you can plump down $199.99 for the Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition includes everything in the Premium Edition, plus a Making-of Blu-Ray, a Visual Arts book, Lofty Plush, Chibi Mechanical Rotating Diorama, and the Season Pass.

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Ni no Kuni II is the sequel to 2013’s Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for PlayStation 3. The JRPG was praised for its writing, characters, and beautiful animation; the cutscenes were produced by beloved Japanese animated Studio Ghibli.

The sequel takes place hundreds of years after the first game, in a world made up of humans as well as anthropomorphized cats and mice. It stars Evan, a young prince who is recently deposed and must rebuild his kingdom. The sequel will not be involved with Studio Ghibli but will aim to fulfill the same style and animation the first game was praised for.

Ni no Kuni II was originally announced in 2015 and was recently delayed to early next year. Developer Level-5’s CEO Akihiro Hino posted a video announcing the delay last month.

The sequel has not yet been rated, but the first game squeaked by with an E for Everyone with a number of content descriptors. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is due out January 19, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PC.