PC Version Announced for Ni no Kuni II

Bandai Namco and Level-5 have announced a PC version for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom.

The upcoming sequel is set to release on both PlayStation 4 and PC sometime this year. Featured above, the publisher also shared the game’s debut gameplay.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Bandai Namco:


In the world of Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM, players enter the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, where cats, mice, and humans once lived in harmony. After a treacherous coup, Evan, the young boy king of Ding Dong Dell is banished from his kingdom. Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM recounts the story of this deposed king and his journey to build his own kingdom and unite the entire world.

Supporting Evan on his adventure are friends Roland, Tani, and beings known as Higgledies who come from the power of the hearts found within people, animals, and elements such as fire and wind. Only individuals with pure hearts can see the Higgledies. The Higgledies will aid Evan throughout his journey, helping him in battles, and letting him reach places he wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. Join Evan on his quest as he fights powerful monsters, face perilous dungeons, and rises to once again become a King!

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  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    there goes my last excuse to buy a PS4

  • Dom The Elegy
  • Uncle Ocelot

    Cool. Hopefully the first game gets brought over as well.

  • Izzy Lichi

    why? pc fags dont play good games like this

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Sorry that your plastic square has one less exclusive.

  • catazxy

    Nice, I’ll keep my eyes on it

  • KenAyagami

    I’m so happy I still be able to enjoy this studio gibli game…

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    You kidding me? The love of JRPGs is pretty much what birthed emulators and the whole retro revival scene. PC gaming basically saved the genre.

  • Armando Suetonio Amezcua

    The most of The PS fags this times either.

  • JFpaes15

    Oh shit! I did not expect this, I’m genuinely excited.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    thatd be neato

  • DrearierSpider

    “There’s no market for games like this on PC”
    Then why did the publisher decide to port it, dumbass?

  • Nagato

    Well, it’s more of a three-dimensional parallellogram to be accurate.

  • Nagato

    You’re welcome.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Enjoy never playing the first game faggots.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    oh boy, a shitstorm’s a brewin’ in the comment section

    how about we feel glad more people get to enjoy some stinkin’ video games, eh guys? maybe the devs will get more sales and ergo more money to make the third game even better, wouldnt that be grand?

  • Dom The Elegy

    Except you totally can play it on PC through PS Now.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    lmao

  • Madbrainbox

    I’m glad.Exclusives make no sense from the consumer’s pov.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    precisely, they ever only benefit hardware manufacturers, i say, unless the hardware somehow prohibits it, every game should be ported to as many platforms as possible (as long as it is deemed profitable)

  • lucben999

    Hey don’t make fun of the Bloodborne machine, it can play Bloodborne you know.

  • Im glad, i wanted this cute game.

  • Sorry that Gamers are allowed to play games Son.

  • Nagato

    I have to disagree there; between the less mature tone and worse gameplay of that one, it’d probably even hold back sales of the second game. Of course, if it’s an easy game to bring over, it would still be worth the effort to bring over after the second game.

    As far as monster raising games published by Bamco go, Digimon Cyber Sleuth would still be the right title to bring over instead; has a more mature tone, turn-based JRPGs do well on Steam, and it preys on childhood nostalgia.

  • Obbliglol

    As long as it’s better than the first one. Party AI that isn’t braindead and more than a 0.5% chance to catch familiars would be a good start.

  • The Clansman

    Just ban this Sonygger already.

  • AR7777

    The first Ni no Kuni wasn’t exclusive neither so this is not very surprising

  • Armando Suetonio Amezcua

    suffer and cry this chocolate faggot!!

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Well God Eater 2 on PC came with God Eater 1 for free. I’d make a bet that this will happen again.

    I don’t know why you hate the PC people so much. I own both a PS4 and a PC, your screeching about PC players getting PS4 games is hilarious.

    I figured you’d get triggered by this announcement.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Likely. Bamco published God Eater and PC players got both games for the price of one.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    I don’t think so. Digimon doesn’t have that great of a Western presence unless its hardcore fans. I own Cyber Sleuth. I don’t think its tone is all that more “mature.”

    Ni No Kuni has the Studio Ghibli stamp on it. That alone sold it as many copies as it did, being a PS3 exclusive that came out before the PS4 showed up.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Plus No No Kuni 2 is coming onto the PS4 and not the PS3 so I expect both to show up on the PS4 as well.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    I’d say the PS Brand save the genre more than the PC did, though the PC did help loads. The PS2 and PS3 were the best place to find JRPGs. The PC getting JRPGs is more of a post PS3 recent thing.

  • 2501

    well… didn’t see that coming.

  • Tristan (Chili1)
  • Feniks

    Cool maybe PC gamers can finally start playing some good games instead of MOBAs and MMOs. We must spread the holy gospel of weebshit and glorious 2D!

  • Adohleas

    Whoa, no need to get triggered by this. You can still play this on your PS4.

  • reblinds

    Sometimes begging works, PCucks. Either way, hope you enjoy the denuvo

  • Uncle Ocelot

    So did PS4 and Vita players, iirc.

  • Mr0303

    Depends. It can sometimes be good for optimisation and use of platform specific features.

  • luggage lad

    my CFW PS3 says otherwise

  • psycho_bandaid

    I really hate the DRM Bamco uses (Denuvo). Other than that this is a great announcement.

  • Dawn Blast

    Persona 5

  • luggage lad
  • luggage lad

    You may be right but I still want to see Digimon on PC just because well.. Digimon interact with humans through PCs in the show… yes, that’s my reason.

  • Madbrainbox

    Care to give some examples of that?I can think of a few things but I may be off the mark.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    This pretty much. Digimon is only “more mature” in the ‘things teenagers might think is cool’ sense

    Being a Studio Ghibli project, it has more of a chance at appealing to those who don’t normally like anime.

    The first game really felt like a DQ spiritual successor, easily one of my favorite’s last gen, so I’m definitely looking forward to this one.

  • No need to cry…

  • You are like 10 years late…

  • I sm surprise you are not angry since you hate PC gaming.

  • Mr0303

    Sure. Console exclusives like Infamous Second Son and Uncharted can be optimised so that they can use the full potential of the console. Same goes for specialised hardware like the Wii U and the Vita – an exclusive can take advantage of the game pad/touch screen, while a multiplatform game may not bother including such features.

  • Shinobu

    Are there actually console fags trying to shit on the PC in these comments? Surprising, figured Niche would be overhwhelmingly PC centric. In any case, hope the game supports 21:9 ultrawide.

  • Control over this site is a tugwar between the Nintendo fanboys and Vita fanboys(yes they are still around)

  • I did.

  • But those games are not even 60fps at 1080p. Thiers is no benefit to third party exclusives. That’s why it is going the way of the dodo.

  • That won’t happen unless he say nigger.

  • So salty. I love it!

  • thatguyEZ

    Can’t say I’m surprised this comments sections a fucking joke. PS fanboys and PC fanboys jerking themselves off never ceases to amaze.

  • Just be glad you didn’t have to spam websites and make petitions PC faggots.

  • 2501

    The PS brand didn’t save the genre from stagnation when it was dwindling in quality in the 7th gen of consoles. Most JRPG titles where resorted to handhelds with tight budgets and generic gameplay while Western RPGs wiped the floor and took the spotlight.

    I think the popularity of JRPGs on PC is because it’s an open platform, you got more variety of what the genre has to offer, and it’s a more cost efficient process to supply.

  • If i said something online like that i would feel i’d have to, but since im not stupid i would never say this, so he better.

  • Madbrainbox

    I think I can see the performance argument made for keeping the game on the PC because if not,you’ll get cases like Witcher 3 where you get a downgrade.Plus if you look at a game like Bloodborne for example the performance argument can’t really be made.Some games do benefit from this but I think there are fewer these days.
    I agree that the control method can be a factor.

  • No need to cry. Ha!

  • At least no Nintendo fanboy. You know who you are.

  • Mr0303

    That’s one side of it, yes – games that are on PC only may assume higher specs and thus be more processor intensive. Others may use all the tricks on the hardware of a single console to make it run better than a vastly more powerful PC. Just look at games like Arkham Knight.

    That being said there could be possible performance issues even with exclusive games, but chances are that introducing extra platforms to develop for and test for won’t make things better.

  • Mr0303

    “Are there actually console fags trying to shit on the PC” – oh, the irony.

  • Waifu Engineering

    I initially got the PS1 because I saw Mechwarrior 2 and Driver and other former PC games but couldn’t afford a rig at the time (mid-late nineties). $3000 PC vs $100 PS1… PS1 was a no brainer. Then I discovered JRPGs.

    I recently moved back to PC since a PS4 and a decent PC are the same price now. Plus I’m an amateur game developer so I could use the machine for Unity and UE4 as well.

    Now this news. The only exclusives left for PS4 for me are Bloodborne, Gravity Rush 2, Last Guardian, and Star Ocean 5. But I’m not really craving any of them that much.

    PC. It’s good to be back.

  • Waifu Engineering

    PS3

  • Madbrainbox

    I guess it depends on many factors.But if they do what Rockstar did and release one version at a time like they did with GTA5 to ensure the best quality for every version,that could work.Of course we should never forget the shit that was GTA4 on PC.Also,Rockstar is a special case because they are extremely rich and extremely popular so it’s complicated.
    So I guess my argument is to release one version at a time as long as you’re releasing quality.

  • Zanard Bell

    Petty fucking shit in the comments. Meanwhile, I still need a good jap game to fill my thirst for the greatness that was Valkyria Chronicles PC version. Sadly, Agarest was too old-school for my tastes.

  • Cats736

    Instead? Cause they can’t bring over both, right?

  • Cats736

    CPY has us covered.

  • Cats736

    Gamer here: multiple systems, already played it.

    Your salty tears are delicious, though.

  • Cats736

    RIP Smug.

  • Cats736

    CPY.

  • Grim Cube

    omfg. This is what I was waiting for!

  • Mr0303

    Yeah, that’s also a solution, but as you said Rockstar has the resources to do it. Plus I doubt any other game has the selling power to be as successful releasing 2-3 years later on a different platform. Most developers will rather choose to make a new game.

  • Donwel

    >fucking Polygon
    Brandon, please warn us when you’re linking videos from other gaming sites, because they’re the reason why most of us are here, so we can get our gaming news without giving them views and clicks. And because they’re massive assholes.
    In fairness though, you guys normally do say in articles that videos have come from other sites. Guess this one just slipped by.

  • Zenks ren

    Master failures circlejerking over getting their glorious console master’s table scraps once again. Inb4 salt accusations and “muh consolisation”, I’m not the retard who believed in being able to build a console-killer for a nickel and pays for it by going without the 60fps/1080p you welfies hold so dearly to like the Titanic.

  • AR7777

    I have a gaming PC and I’m upgrading it by next month. Just got my new MOBO and now I’m waiting for the processor.
    I don’t hate PC gaming, I just love baiting steamcucks ;)

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    It’ll never happen Nigga. Dream the fuck on. NNK2 is obviously built from the ground up on a platform with similar architecture to PC. They’d probably vomit after looking at their NNK1 code and think “Let’s port this to PC.”

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    “I think the popularity of JRPGs on PC is because it’s an open platform, you got more variety of what the genre has to offer, and it’s a more cost efficient process to supply.” I again disagree. And I say this as a guy who grew up on Playstation consoles as well as a PC Gamer. I have a PC and a PS4. I had a PS3, 2, and 1 and have been PC gaming for since about 2010.

    I think the 7th Gen dwindling of JRPGs your describing is more Nintendo getting waaaay less reputable JRPGs on their home console at the time. The Wii. And at about that time the PC didn’t carry JRPGs very much at all.

    I also attribute the fact that the PS3, much more than Handhelds at the time, had the majority of JRPGs in general. Most multiplatform games that went 360 were only on that console because MS bought a bunch of timed exclusives, and even then they generally sold much better on the PS3.

    The exclusive franchises on the PS3 that were JRPGs are more reputable than the majority of the handheld counterparts. With Persona, Dark Souls, Kingdom Hearts, Valkyria Chronicles, etc, the PS3 compared to the PC at the time is clearly where JRPGs lived. No one had enough PS Vitas or PSPs in comparison to say that games not called Monster Hunter sold well, and the 3DS, while having a large amount of great JRPGs(I own one of these too btw), doesn’t have JRPGs that do super well outside of Pokemon, Monster Hunter, Fire Emblem and whatever Square put on it like Bravely Default.

    Lesser known 3DS JRPGs like Etrian Odyssey and Shin Megami Tensai 4 have a super loyal fanbase, but great games like Rune Factory 4 don’t sell well enough to keep their companies from going out of business.

    The PC even in its current gaining of a bunch of JRPGs, isn’t even getting a lot of them concurrently with console ones. Steam is packed with a lot of JRPGs yes, but a lot of them are ports from the Playstation consoles that go as back as the PS2. I’m happy that Tales of Bersaria is top seller on Steam right now I really am. But Disgaea 2 is an 11 year old game and that’s the next one to release. Until Neir Automata comes out its going to be ports from the PSP days like the Trials in the Sky series.

    If the PC were as big of a ground for JRPGs as you say it is, then why is it such a rarity to get current release franchises and why is it only a hotbed for companies to release titles that didn’t sell all that well on the PSP?

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Okay, I’ll keep dreaming. I’ve got it on PS3 anyway.

  • Sweet! I am in the middle of building my monster PC myself.

  • I’m going 4k at 60fps with my monster PC.

  • Shinoji

    Why the hell is everyone getting so damn saucy about the PC port? We got console players being condescending dumbasses, and PC players being salty for fuck all.

    Anyway, I haven’t played the first one, but if this series is good, I might pick both up.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    Legends of Heroes Trails in the Sky is pretty comfy

    i also tried the demo of Phantom Brave, from what i played is pretty excellent, im waiting for a price drop to buy it, and One Way Heroes is entertaining if you like dem roguelikes

    there also Metal Gear Solid V and Metal Gear Rising but i bet you already played those

    those are the jap games ive played that i can safely recommend

  • Zanard Bell

    Surprisingly, I haven’t played any Metal Gear games yet, which do suck but I guess I should start now. Though Revengeance seem right up my alley, and also hoping someone can confirm if God Eater II is respectable enough.

    I’ll try Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky (whew, long name), too.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    you can call the game TITS for short :^)

    if you havent played any metal gear games perhaps you should begin with revengeance, its pretty self contained and fun if you like dem fast action games

    i believe MGSV is a great game in on itself, but perhaps your enjoyment of it will be improved (or worsened) if you know a little bit more about the story, if you want to really get into the MGS universe, i suggest you begin with MGS3: Subsistence, its literally the best game ever made in my opinion, and you dont need a whole lot of knowledge about the series to understand the story and enjoy it, and nearly every single aspect of it is just sublime

    you can either emulate MGS3 or get the MGS HD Collection for Xbox360/PS3, if you do this you get MGS2 and MGS Peace Walker as a bonus

  • Zanard Bell

    I should invest in a PS3 sometime.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    yeah me too, i played MGS3 on my PS Double, soooo good, seriously, perfect game 10 outta 10

  • thatguyEZ

    True that, it would have been good for a laugh though.

  • Oh, and the PS3 has Legacy collection, which includes literally every game in the series up to MGS4, including the MG games. FYI, you need to get it new for the download code for MGS1. Everything else is disc-based, though.

  • Nagato

    Going by word of mouth on the first one’s gameplay, “enjoy never playing [it]” might actually be the right choice of words here.

    Thank god the sequel looks much better as a game.

  • TehFineztJoker ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🏆

    Why PS fanboys are losing their minds about PC getting a port of this game is beyond me. Actually no I know why, because now they cant add this to their PS rxclusive list argument so now they cant be condescending assholes like they want to be. Hellblade and Nier are both coming to PC as well and now this. Me personally, idc if PS lost an exclusive and comes to PC, great so now other gamers get to play the game as well.

  • Cats736

    This just in: RE7 has Denuvo, was released just 1 week ago and is already cracked. CPY be praised!

  • reblinds

    PC gamers not supporting developers, news at 11 :^)

  • Izzy Lichi

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b8d11cfb23b2cfff072f7fcf1a6fa9a9711003d8b7c6a7330bcfd99e60563486.jpg

    Lol looks like i found the jackpot! found the Salt Mines, aka pc fags

  • Cats736

    You wouldn’t use a crack if a game you bought had an incredibly restrictive DRM?

    That console piracy and those used games~

  • reblinds

    >implying a meaningful number of people buy and then crack games
    >pretending used games and console piracy is remotely similar
    Incoming inaccurate and unreliable torrent leechers numbers, and you wonder why pc releases are always delayed and with no effort put into them

  • Minuteworld92

    the comments section sucks now because the cucks at ng made the original userbase leave because of stupid shit.

  • thatguyEZ

    Really? I never heard about that, what was it over? Can’t say it must have been much of a success in making the comments better though.