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Ni No Kuni 2 Beginner's Guide: Tips To Get Started

A guide fit for a king.

Bandai Namco's anticipated RPG Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has finally arrived, and like its beloved predecessor, it's a sprawling adventure packed with things to do. Not only does the game completely revamp the series' battle system, it also introduces real-time strategy battles and kingdom-building elements, making it one of the most ambitious RPGs of the year thus far.

With so many different components to master, Ni No Kuni II may feel overwhelming, even if you're already familiar with the original Ni No Kuni. Fortunately, the game isn't overly complex, and with a little attention and planning, you'll be able to weather its challenges and unite the world like a true king.

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In the video above, we share some helpful tips to aid you on your journey in Ni No Kuni II. Like other RPGs, it features an abundance of weapons and armor to equip, which the game conveniently sorts by stats, so you'll need to remember to periodically check the Equipment screen to make sure you have the best gear equipped. Likewise, you won't want to ignore side quests; not only do these reward you items and money, they often allow you to recruit a new citizen to your growing kingdom.

For more tips on the new kingdom-building system, be sure to check out our guide on how to best manage your kingdom. You can also watch us take on a group of bandits in a Skirmish to get an idea of what to expect from Ni No Kuni II's real-time strategy battles.

Ni No Kuni II is available now for PS4 and PC. GameSpot awarded it an 8/10 in our Ni No Kuni II review. Critic Peter Brown said the game "compels you to care and put your best foot forward" and features "something worthwhile around every corner, and usually something pretty to admire along the way." You can read what other critics have to say about the title in our Ni No Kuni II review roundup.

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