Ni no Kuni II has Online Multiplayer, New Details

Level-5 has revealed some new information for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

The game will have online multiplayer, and its battle system has been improved greatly from the original game, news confirmed by Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino. Featured above, you can view an official interview where Hino reveals the new details.

“There will be multiplayer,” Hino said. “You will be able to play online with your friends in various capacities.” He continued:

“Even in the era of the first Ni no Kuni, I could tell that there was a new trend in RPG combat,” Hino said when asked how Level-5 improved the game’s combat.

“People really wanted something cool and flashy. So we put a lot of effort towards the effects and action sequences in our combat system. We also significantly improved the system mechanics behind switching characters. Additionally, Higgledies can be used to help stop a boss or to implement a special attack. There will be multiple levels of strategy in switching characters for different kinds of support. Compared to standard RPG combat, this gameplay is really fun.”

Hino also talked up returning characters in the game, like Mr. Drippy or Oliver. “Although I can confirm that there will be all sorts of cool characters in this sequel, for now the characters that are returning will remain secret,” Hino teased. “I would love for our fans to play the game and enjoy the surprises.”

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is launching for PC and PlayStation 4 November 10th. In case you missed it, you can find our exclusive, hands-on E3 2017 demo for the game here – with direct feed recording of gameplay!

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