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Strategy-Inspired Battles in Ni No Kuni 2

Bandai Namco is really ramping up the hype for Ni No Kuni 2 with the release of a second game play video. This one is hosted by Brand Manager Stephen Akana and features almost a half-hour of game play action.

The fight is in the strategy-inspired “skirmish mode” where “chibi versions of the game’s main characters” fight on large open battlefields against literal armies.

Players will be able to command a variety of units, each with its own strengths and weaknesses in attack. Red Sword Wielders, Blue Spear Users and Green Hammer Swingers. Each unit is strong against at least one other. For example, green is strong against blue, blue is strong against red and red is strong against gree. It’s a basic “rock, paper, scissors” type scenario. Commanders hide away in fortresses that can be destroyed.

The “normal” game is typical of the JRPG genre with players taking quests and proceeding through towns and dungeons to collect items and explore the game worlds. Running into monsters initiates battle that is contained on a small map.

Ni No Kuni 2 will be launching for PC via Steam and PlayStation 4 on March 23rd.

Ni No Kuni 2

Welcome to the beautiful world of Ni no Kuni!

After being overthrown in a coup, the young king Evan sets out on an extraordinary quest to found a new kingdom, unite his world and protect its inhabitants from the dark forces that threaten them.

Join him on an unforgettable adventure which blurs the line between animated feature film and video game. Developed by LEVEL-5, Ni no Kuni II features enchanting character designs from the legendary artist Yoshiyuki Momose and a stirring soundtrack composed by the world-famous Joe Hisaishi.

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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

1 Comment

  1. Great video and discussion, looks like this may be a fun and challenging game..

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