Ni no Kuni II is going to be yuuuuuuge

Giant staff for giant sequel

It’s been a long time since we last heard anything about Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Previously we found out beloved animation house Studio Ghibli will not be participating in this entry, however, a few Ghibli regulars are on board for character design and music. In a recent interview with IGN Japan, Level-5 founder Akihiro Hino talked briefly about the game’s development and what players can expect from the sequel.

For starters, it’s using a lot of Level-5’s resources right now. Hino says Revenant Kingdom has the largest number of employees working on it since the first Ni no Kuni due to its massive scale. The game will also skew slightly older this time. Hino said the first title had very adult themes wrapped in childish aesthetics. For Ni no Kuni II, the company will better balance mature themes and art styles with a setting and worldview that can be enjoyed by kids and adults.

Still no word on a release date, but fingers crossed that changes with Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Meeting.

Level-5 Still Working Hard on Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom for the PS4 [Dualshockers]

CJ Andriessen
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