Bandai Namco and developer Level-5 released JRPG sequel Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom today. It’s available on PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam).

“Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom merges a multitude of gameplay styles to create a visually arresting and dynamic gameplay experience,” said Stephen Akana, Brand Manager for
Bandai Namco. “From action-packed battles, real-time strategy skirmishes, and kingdom building management, there is always something new for players to uncover.”

Revenant Kingdom is set hundreds of years after the first game. Players take on the role of Evan, a young, recenly usurpsed ruler who must build a new kingdom and unite the world, gathering allies along the way. Evan can also recruit 100 different creatures called Higgledieds that provide supportive buffs during combat.

Creating a new kingdom is woven into the gamepaly. Evan must build shops, farms, and other facilities, manage the economy, and hire staff. Evan can also lead entire armies across large scale skirmish battles.

The first game, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Wtich, launched as a PlayStation 3 exclusive in 2013. It featured a unique collaboration with beloved Japan animation company Studio Ghibli, who produced the cinematic cutscenes and inspired the art style. Revenant Kingdom lacks the direct collaboration but keeps the art style, as well as former Ghibli character designer Yoshiyuki Momose and music composer Joe Hisaishi.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam). It tells a more mature story than the first game, and garnered a T rating by the ESRB with Fantasy Violence and Blood.

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