Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – PS4, PC – Jan. 19
Ni No Kuni was a fascinating little JRPG that released back on the PS3, a collaboration between the talented developers at Level-5 and the legendary animation company Studio Ghibli. The game sported the gorgeous animation style of Ghibli, almost resembling an anime in motion while you were playing it. If there was any criticism about the first Ni No Kuni, however, it’s that the combat system quickly became slow and repetitive. This is something that Level-5 has taken to heart, really focusing in on creating a dynamic and fast-paced combat system that feels like a big improvement over the original. You can even take a look at some hands-on impressions of it from our time with the game at E3 this year.
Ni No Kuni II takes place hundreds of years after the first and tells the story of Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a young boy of the cat tribe who’s forced out of his kingdom by usurpers. Together with new friends and supporters you’ll need to take things back and rebuild your kingdom step by step.