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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (2018) is a role-play game and sequel to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, where you play a young king rebuilding his kingdom and uniting his people. You travel the world, interact with characters, and battle enemies by issuing commands and actions and dodging attacks. Although without the direct involvement of Studio Ghibli, it instead expands upon the original with a new, real-time combat system and a city-building system where you recruit new citizens and build up your capital to make it unique.

Set many years after the first game, you play Evan Tildrum, a young boy king in exile who decides to create a new kingdom and unite the nations of the world to restore peace. You set out on your adventure, recruiting people to your party and fighting enemies and monsters. As your fame and reputation grow, more and more people flock to your fledgling town, growing it into a vast city.

Play involves moving through the world and meeting characters to recruit to your team. You fight enemies in real-time combat, using your sword and issuing orders to magical creatures to deal damage, and rolling out of the way of incoming attacks. As you advance, you level up your characters and unlock new abilities and actions to help you. In addition to the combat, exploration, and puzzles, you also build your city, creating new structures and gathering citizens to keep it running.

The result is a sequel that expands upon the original by implementing a new, faster combat system and novel kingdom-building mechanics that create a unique blend of strategy and action.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom a year ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Role-Play and Strategy game with Adventure, Battle, Creative, Fighting, Narrative and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 30 hours and 60 hours to complete. This depends on how much you do in the world and whether you choose to complete side quests, as well as how often you lose in combat.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence. This game features moderate violence involving human-like and fantasy characters. The violence is non-realistic in nature, with bright lights and magical effects appearing when characters are hit, and numbers displaying the amount of damage inflicted. When characters are defeated, they fall to the floor and quickly vanish. There are infrequent examples of more realistic-looking violence towards fantasy characters. For example, a large rat monster is shot in its eye, resulting in the sight of blood and the monster staggering backwards. The monster survives and is later seen with a scar. The game also includes some uses of the phrase 'dammit'.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence, Mild Themes, and Scary Scenes.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The combination of cartoon visuals, an adventure story, battles, and exploration, as well as the city-building aspect new for the sequel, can be enjoyed by pre-teenage players as well as older ones.

CostsCosts

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom usually costs £7.99 to £79.99.
 

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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

PlayStation Store PS4 £47.99
Steam Store PC £49.99

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom PRINCE'S EDITION

XBox Store Xbox X|S £79.99
XBox Store Xbox One £79.99

Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom - The Prince's Edition

Switch Store Switch £49.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
There are several pieces of extra content you can purchase on the PlayStation 4 and PC versions that add to the story. These come included in the Prince's Edition that's on Switch and Xbox systems. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/03/2018, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Role-Play, Strategy (Adventure, Battle, Creative, Fighting, Narrative and Simulation)

Accessibility: 26 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: LEVE L5 IA (@LEVEL5_IA)

Game FranchiseThe Ni no Kuni Franchise

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is part of the Ni no Kuni franchise of games:

Ni no Kuni II:
Revenant Kingdom

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