The American Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) age rating system has listed Ni No Kuni II: The Reborn of a Kingdom for Nintendo Switch with the name Prince Edition, which suggests that it is a complete edition that includes the downloadable content. This Level-5 RPG for Bandai Namco was originally released in 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PC, and it puts us in the shoes of a man who entered the magical world of the saga to help young King Evan found his new kingdom, protect people and join forces of different peoples.
The sequel – which this time was a action RPG– it would go back to inspire by animated films from Studio Ghibli, and although the study was not directly implicated – unlike the first Ni No Kuni-, it featured character designs by artist Yoshiyuki Momose and composer Joe Hisaishi –Princess mononoke-, in addition to a visual style very similar to that of classic animation. He received some expansions and content packs as part of his season pass.
One of its key mechanics was creation and management of the kingdom, for which we must get the support of citizens who will join our kingdom to fill different positions; In this way, it is possible to invest in new technology, raise the level of construction, improve the expansion of the kingdom and earn more with the collection of taxes. In addition, sometimes we must enter into battle against enemy armies by controlling squads of different classes, a bit similar to the saga Pikmin.
An enchanting adventure with magical places
“Ni no Kuni II: The Reborn of a Kingdom is what you can ask a sequel: maintain strong points and polish what can be improved“, we told you in the analysis.” Deep down it has a very classical base and that will not please fans looking for something more risky, but it must be remembered that few publishers like Bandai Namco have a comparable variety in the genre, which goes since The Witcher the CD Project RED a Tales of, passing by Dark Souls and the Sword Art Online“.