New Ni No Kuni 2 Video Shows Colorful World And Combat Gameplay

Woolly Bully.

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Bandai Namco has released a new gameplay video for Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom, the PlayStation 4 and PC role-playing game developed by Level-5.

The footage shows protagonist Evan and his companions adventuring through a vibrant world. Their journey to the Kingmaker's Mound takes them through a lush field and a rocky mountain region, where they fight a large bear-like creature called a Thogg--the "woolly bully of Cloudcoil Canyon." Check it out below.

On January 26, Level-5 confirmed Ni no Kuni 2 will be launching on PC. The studio's chief executive, Akihiro Hino, said "having a PC version means the game is more accessible for everyone overseas."

He continued: "As a fan of Western RPGs, I think our games need to be offering a similarly great experience, utilizing things like an open world, and a stress-free battle systems. It should feel familiar for all gamers."

Hino indicated that the sequel was designed to appeal to a global audience, instead of learning more towards Japanese fans.

"We really care about having a worldwide sensibility this time around. In the first game we had a character doing Manzai, for example, but since this game will also be released at the same time for Japanese and Western audiences, from a localization point of view we're really making it as straightforward as possible for players of all cultures to understand."

Ni No Kuni 2 is expected to launch in 2017. For impressions on the game as well as the full interview with Hino, check out our feature on why Ni No Kuni 2 could be taking the 'J' out of JRPG.

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